It’s not often that both coaches are happy following the conclusion of a dual meet, but that was the case on Thursday after the Mason City girls’ tennis team posted an 11-0 victory at Ankeny.
Ankeny coach Katie Owens was pleased with her team’s play, even though the Hawkettes dropped to 0-4 on the season.
“The girls are improving with every match,” Owens said. “We are looking forward to our next meet (against Ankeny Centennial on Tuesday).”
Mason City won nine of the 11 matches in straight sets. The Mohawks evened their mark at 2-2.
“We played well all the way down the lineup,” Mohawks coach Jim Cornick told the Mason City Globe Gazette.
Mason City 11, Ankeny 0
S.E. Polk tops Ankeny
The Hawkettes lost to a familiar foe in their CIML Eastern Division opener on April 21.
Visiting Southeast Polk won three of the five doubles matches to post a 7-4 victory over Ankeny, which had finished 18 points behind the Rams while placing fourth at the Indianola Invitational four days earlier.
Erin Reysack and Grace Dudzinski each won their singles matches in straight sets for the Hawkettes. Those two then teamed up for a three-set victory at No. 1 doubles.
Ankeny also got a three-set win from the No. 2 doubles team of Kaci Bradish and Katy Voss.
S.E. Polk 7, Ankeny 4
Singles–Reysack (A) beat O’Brien, 6-3, 6-0; Martin (SP) beata Bradish, 7-5, 6-4; Dudzinski (A) beat Stenseth, 6-1, 7-5; Ames (SP) beat Wu, 6-1, 0-6, 10-6; Novy (SP) beat Claxton, 4-6, 7-6, 10-3; McComas (SP) beat Voss, 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles–Reysack/Dudzinski (A) beat O’Brien/Martin, 2-6, 6-4, 10-6; Bradish/Voss (A) beat Stenseth/Ames, 4-6, 6-2, 11-9; Novy/Chiri (SP) beat Wu/Claxton, 6-4, 3-6, 10-5; McComas/Gowin (SP) beat Van Wyk/Cory, 6-0, 6-0; Stutzman/Hesse (SP) beat Silver/Sigel, 6-1, 6-0.