From staff reports
The Joplin High School tennis team dropped 7-2 decisions to Hickman and Rock Bridge on Friday at Bethel Park.
Joplin coach Sean McWilliams was pleased after the second loss.
“We played our worst tennis of the season (against Hickman). I was very disappointed. The conditions weren’t favorable — the wind chill was 27 degrees — but that’s no excuse. It was the same for both teams.
“But the boys turned it around against Rock Bridge,” McWilliams said. “We played to our potential and had some great matches. I was proud of the way we ended the day. Luke (Frogge) said he had the best win of his career.”
The Eagles’ Jeremy Lynn defeated Hickman’s Junyi Wu 6-3, 6-2 at No, 1 singles. Lynn and Duncan Ford also won at No. 2 doubles.
Lynn, against Rock Bridge, beat Alex Jones 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 singles. Frogge, at No. 2, beat Robit Rao 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.
Joplin, 7-3 in duals, will visit Jefferson City at 10 a.m. today.
Heritage 14, Carl Junction 3
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. —The War Eagles, from Rogers, Ark., rapped nine doubles among 16 hits in claiming the nonconference victory.
Chase Kilgore stroked three doubles for Heritage. Garnering two hits apiece were Troy Cahill, Jayme Lovelace, Forrest Ward and winning pitcher Colton Wetzler.
Carl Junction received two hits and two RBI from third baseman Branche McGriff.
Carl Junction, 6-7 overall, visits Joplin on Monday.