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May 23, 2014

J. McClung qualifies for state meet

Jared McClung finished second at the Class 1A District Boys’ Tennis Meet held in Pella Thursday, May 15.

The top two singles and top two doubles teams each qualify for state competition in Waterloo May 30 and 31.

A stiff and cold wind made for some unseasonably miserable playing conditions for the athletes.

McClung overcame the elements and a No. 3 seed to move on.

He opened the day with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Sephan Cochran of Centerville.

In the next round he continued to dominate with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Carter Isley of Albia.

In the semi-finals it was a close contest against Pella’s No. 2 seed, Tom Pettit.

McClung knocked off Pettit 0-6, 6-3, 7-5.

That win guaranteed McClung a spot at state. The Panther junior lost in the singles championship to No. 1 seed, Jamison Roozeboom 6-3. 6-1.

Also in singles, AJ Jackson, of Knoxville finished in fourth place.

Jackson beat Daniel Berja of Centerville 6-0, 6-0 and he knocked off No. 4 seed Edward Lopatto, of Grinnell, 6-2, 6-0.

In the semi-finals Jackson fell to Roozeboom, of Pella, 0-6, 1-6.

In consolation action, Jackson took fourth after falling to Tom Pettit, of Pella, 2-6, 1-6.

In doubles play the KHS team of Austin Little and Tony Salato settled for fourth place.

They beat a team from Oskaloosa 6-4,6-0 in the first round.They then won 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 over a doubles team from Albia that was seeded third.

In the semi-finals the Panther duo fell to Sam Dykstra and Colin Jones of Pella High 1-6, 2-6.

In consolation action the KHS team of Little and Salato lost to a team from Centerville 2-6, 1-6.

Knoxville’s other doubles squad of Colby Jones and Braden DeLong lost a tough first round decision to the No. 4 seeded Centerville squad 1-6, 3-6.

The top three teams also moved on in the team competition.

Pella won the team title with 33 points. Knoxville was second with 16 followed by Grinnell with eight in third and Albia with seven in fourth.

Panther Head Coach Greg Higginbotham was pleased with Knoxville’s performance.

Up Next

The state meet will be played May 30 and 31 at Byrnes Park in Waterloo.

District Team Scoring - 1. Pella 33, 2. Knoxville 16, 3. Grinnell 8, 4. Albia 7, 5. Centerville 6, 6. Chariton 3, 7. Oskaloosa 2,8. South Tama 0.

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