Boonville traveled to Hannibal Thursday afternoon for a boys’ tennis match and while the effort was there, the results were not as Hannibal blanked Boonville 12-0 for the Pirates third straight victory of the season.
“We are playing well,” Hannibal coach Jay Johnson said. “We have beaten two tough teams in Fulton and Quincy. We are getting excited about our season and looking forward to seeing how good we can do.”
The Hannibal varsity won all 12 matches it played and the Pirate junior varsity completed the sweep by winning their four doubles matches. In all, Hannibal played 16 matches against North Central Missouri Conference foe Boonville and won them all.
“The scores speak for themselves,” Johnson said. “They (Boonville) played hard but they just aren’t a real experienced team.”
In the No. 1 singles match, Dhaval Katbamna won his match 10-1 over Boonville’s Cody Painter. Hannibal’s No. 4 singles (Blake Hosley) and No. 6 singles (Austin Haynes) also won by 10-1 scores.
Daniel Fohey, playing in the No. 2 singles match, beat Nathan Green by a 10-0 decision as did Hannibal’s Jacob Hammock in the No. 5 singles match. Brett Hinton won the No. 3 singles match 10-2 for Hannibal.
In doubles action, Fohey and Hinton won 10-3 while Hosley and Haynes won their match 10-2. Katbamna and Hammock beat their doubles opponent 10-1.
Also playing varsity doubles, Lijah Harrison and Aaron White blanked their opponent 10-0 in the No. 4 doubles while Maxwell Thomure and Brad Curl did the same in the No. 6 doubles. Nathan Myers and Matt Maple won the No. 5 doubles match by a 10-1 score.
In junior varsity action, Matt Durst and Wesley Hjelm played the closest match, winning 8-6. Mark Ruhr and Davide Schiralli won 8-2 while Alec Voss and Cole Luebrecht won 8-1. The Pirates final doubles match of the night was played by Jack Jeffries and Jacob Selmon. Jeffries and Selmon beat their opponent 10-2.
With the win, Hannibal improves to 2-0 in NCMC play and 3-0 overall. Next up for the Pirates is Moberly on Tuesday afternoon, April 2. The match begins at 4 p.m. at the Hannibal High School tennis courts.
“We are 3-0 on our season,” Johnson said. “We have another conference match Tuesday against Moberly.”