PELLA — The Pella Dutch took no prisoners Friday in the first two rounds of the district team tennis tournament. The team tennis dual begins with six singles matches and then moves to doubles play if needed. The first team to get five wins is the winner.
So dominant was the play of the Dutch that doubles matches were not needed and one of the singles matches in both of their duals did not finish. In their opening dual with the Purple Chiefs of Keokuk, Jack Briggs, Joshua Roozeboom, Cameron Rowe and Beau Bush each won by 6-0, 6-0 scores and Noah Zobel won by a 6-0, 6-1 score. Hayden Roozeboom was leading 6-1, 4-1, but did not finish as the five wins had been secured.
In the other first round dual, it was Davis County dropping the Albia Blue Demons in five singles matches.
The final dual was all Dutch as Briggs and Joshua Roozeboom opened 6-0, 6-0 wins over Bragg and Wuthrich. Then Rowe took care of Farley 6-2, 6-1 and Bush blanked Young 6-0, 6-0. Hayden Rozeboom finished it off with a 6-0, 6-0 conquest of Klaus.
“We had some very good singles play today,” Pella coach Josiah Brandt said. “Good defense that we played did not allow many points for our opponents. We won all of our conference matches and that prepared us well for the tournament trail.”
Pella will play for the right to advance to the state tournament on Wednesday when they tangle with Fairfield Maharishi at Pella Christian.
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