The boys? and girls? tennis teams both beat Mt. Pleasant Monday night, with the ladies getting a 9-0 victory at home and the gentleman edging out a 5-4 win in dramatic fashion in the final doubles match.
Fairfield made quick work of the visiting Panthers by replicating the ?96 Chicago Bulls and going 72-10 in games played on their way to the 9-0 sweep in Southeast Conference play.
Anatta Charoenkul defeated Quinn Whaley 8-0 in the first singles match. Next, Yana Gaskell beat Erin Zihlman 8-0, followed by three consecutive 8-1 victories by Camielle Schaefer, Hermela Gebremariam and Anna Beasley, respectively. The final singles match went to Allison Krumboltz 8-4, before the Trojans went 3-0 in the doubles matches with all three sets ending 8-1.
The doubles pairs were Charoenkul/Gebremariam, Gaskell/Schaefer and Beasley/Krumboltz.
The girls? junior varsity also defeated Mt. Pleasant without a loss, although the sets were much closer in games won.
Singles: Ashley Pool over Elle Larson 8-6, Nellie Hidgon over Madelyn Anderson 8-0, Abby Schaefer over Mikayla Ackles 8-1, Abbey Gridley over Olivia Larson 8-0, Lauren Kraemer over Maggie Fitzpatrick 4-1 and Kelly Petersen over Maggie Fitzpatrick 4-1.
Doubles: Ashley Pool/Nellie Higdon defeated Elle Larson/Madelyn Anderson 6-2 and Abby Schaefer/Abbey Gridley defeated Mikayla Ackles/Olivia Larson 6-1
The fellas road win was much more dramatic with the sets tied at two, three and four a piece before the Trojans grabbed the 5-4 conference victory.
The first singles match went to Mt. Pleasant when Ethan Weber beat Gannon Courtright 8-2, but fellow senior Logan Williams evened things up with an 8-1 defeat of Corbin Braeker.
Panther sophomore Jaxon Hoyle bested the Trojans Dante Cingire 8-6, before the fourth straight FHS twelfth-grader, Jarod Willmon, hit the court and won 9-7 in extra games over MP?s Elijah Plooster.
The No. 5 match went to Fairfield?s A.J. Greiner 8-3, but the Panthers tied it at three sets each when Jack Schimmelpfennig grabbed a 8-5 win over Trojan junior Will Sheppard.
Doubles were Courtright/Williams winning 8-3, Cingire/Willmon falling 8-2 and Greiner/Sheppard escaping 8-6 over Plooster/Arledge for the set and match victory.