Trojan boys’ tennis drops SEC dual
KEOKUK — Keokuk completed a season sweep of the Fairfield boys’ tennis team Thursday, earning an 8-1 victory on their own courts in Keokuk.
The Chiefs also took the season opener from Fairfield by an 8-1 score.
The final score wasn’t the only thing to stay the same, as Alexander Punj earned Fairfield’s lone win to keep his spotless singles streak alive. The Trojan sophomore won his match in straight sets, defeating Keokuk senior Dan Williams 6-0, 6-3.
In blustery weather conditions, there was little else the Trojans could do against a more polished and experienced Keokuk squad. The Chiefs gave up just three more games in singles play after the No. 1 loss. They were just as dominant in doubles play, winning all three matches in straight sets.
In the short term, the road isn’t expected to become any smoother for the Trojan boys, who are currently 0-4 overall and 0-3 in conference play. The Trojans next face hometown rival Maharishi School today on the Punj Tennis Center courts at Maharishi University of Management.
Fairfield @ Keokuk
1. Punj (FF) def. Williams (K) 6-0, 6-3
2. Vandenberg (K) def. Alonso (FF) 6-1, 6-0
3. Barclift (K) def. Greiner (FF) 6-0, 6-1
4. Reiter (K) def. Nicely (FF) 6-0, 6-0
5. Clark (K) def. Haile (FF) 6-0, 6-1
6. Mitchell (K) def. Wood (FF) 6-0, 6-0
1. Williams/Vandenberg (K) def. Punj/Alonso (FF) 8-1
2. Barclift/Reiter (K) def. Greiner/Nicely (FF) 6-1, 6-0
3. Clark/Mitchell (K) def. Haile/Wood (FF) 6-0, 6-0