Colts gallop past Eureka


Chris Barnett

Collin Mayer, #1 player, smashes a forehand against Parkway Central, April 10.

The Boys Varsity Tennis Team faced off with the Parkway Central Colts and fell, 6-3, April 10.

The meet started with the singles matches where the Wildcats were able to pull out just two wins in the six matches.

“Parkway Central’s really tough,” Mr. Jason Conley, head coach, said. “For whatever reason they always have really good talent, and they played us good today.”

One of the victorious Wildcat players was Andrew Pizzullo, #4 player, who won his first set, 6-2, but dropped the second set, 3-6, forcing a tiebreaker that Pizzullo won by a final score of 12-10.

“I came in fresh the first set,” Pizzullo said. “I got a little tired and unfocus in the second, but I was able to pull out the tiebreaker and get the win.”

Collin Mayer, #1 player, also took home the win, winning in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-3.

“He hit his inside-out forehand really well to his opponent’s backhand,” Coach Conley said. “He also was coming to the net really well and got a few great drop shots.”

The other closely contested singles match pitted Matt Varner, #2 player, against his Colts counterpart.

Varner dropped a marathon first set, 7-5, and wasn’t able to make good on his comeback bid, losing the second set, 6-4.

“His opponent was putting some really good balls in,” Coach Conley said. “Matt [Varner] being aggressive, which I liked, but it was a really close match.”

In just their third meet of the year, the Wildcats fell to a 1-2 record.

The Wildcats lost four seniors from last season and are working to fill that void.

“I think we’re off to a bit of a rough start,” Mayer said. “I’m trying to stay positive, though. I think we’ll have a pretty good year.”

The next meet for the Wildcats will come at home against De Soto in a non-conference match-up, April 11.