Mendota netters blank Coal City, 5-0

Mendota’s Byron Hampton focuses in on the ball as he prepares to hit a return shot on May 11 at the MHS courts. (Reporter photo)

The Mendota boys’ tennis team dropped a 4-1 decision to LaSalle-Peru on May 11 at the MHS courts.

Mendota’s win was by Byron Hampton at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-2.

May 11

LaSalle-Peru 4, Mendota 1

Singles: No. 1 – Byron Hampton (M) def. Abens (LP), 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 – Kasperski (LP) def. Zach Compell (M), 6-2

Doubles: No. 1 – Pohar-Bollis (LP) def. Andrew Stamberger-Logan Brandner (M), 1-6, 6-2 (10-8); No. 2 – Lucero-Picco (LP) def. Tyler Valdez-Parker Guelde (M), 7-5, 3-6 (11-9); No. 3 – Buck-Arthurs (LP) def. Jacob Ensor-Clayton Buffington (M), 6-2, 6-2

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The Trojans shutout Coal City, 5-0, on May 12 at Coal City.

Hampton and Eulysses Preciado were winners in singles play, while the doubles teams of Logan Brandner-Andrew Stamberger, Tyler Valdez-Parker Guelde and Jacob Ensor-Zach Compell also were victorious.

May 12

Mendota 5, Coal City 0

Singles: No. 1 – Hampton (M) def. Rivera (CC), 4-6, 6-3 (10-6); No. 2 – Eulysses Preciado (M) def. Shabani (CC), 6-3, 6-1

Doubles: No. 1 – Stamberger-Brandner (M) def. Zolecki-Hart (CC), 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 – Valdez-Guelde (M) def. Jackson-Echavarria (CC), 7-6, 6-4; No. 3 – Ensor-Compell (M) def. Zolecki-Franklin (CC), 6-4, 5-7 (10-5)

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Ottawa edged Mendota, 3-2, on May 16 at Ottawa.

The Trojan wins came from the doubles teams of Stamberger-Brandner and Ensor-Preciado.

May 16

Ottawa 3, Mendota 2

Singles: No. 1 – Gross (O) def. Hampton (M), 6-2, 6-3; No. 2 – Cabrera (O) def. Compell (M), 6-2, 6-2

Doubles: No. 1 – Stamberger-Brandner (M) def. Krafft-Gross (O), 6-0, 6-3; No. 2 – Goetsch-Sifuentes (O) def. Valdez-Guelde (M), 4-6, 6-0 (13-11); No. 3 – Ensor-Preciado (M) def. Cela-Hagi (O), 6-7, 6-4 (10-2)

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