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Boys' Tennis: Fulton 9, Marshall 3

Friday, May 4, 2012

Freshman Jude Staley and junior Raven White (above) made it two doubles wins over Fulton in as many days during the Owls' 9-3 NCMC loss.
(Chris Allen/Democrat-News)
The day after the Marshall boys' tennis team nipped Fulton, 5-4, to produce a three-way tie for first place in the MHS Tournament, the Hornets exacted their revenge.

In a battle for second place in the final NCMC standings, Fulton used the strength at the top of its line-up for a 9-3 road victory over the Owls.

The teams had split in singles the day before, but only senior Anthony Van was able to repeat his victory with a 10-0 shutout at No. 4.

The Hornets got wins they didn't get previously at two other singles spots: junior Trevor Steinbeck over senior Alan Magana at No. 3 (10-6) and senior JoeRyan Anderson against junior Ryan Vereyken at No. 6 (10-7).

The doubles match-ups went roughly the same way, with Fulton getting a victory at No. 4 and the Owls winning behind freshman John Hadley and junior Raven White at No. 5 (10-6) and sophomore Andrew Markes and junior Deeno Aguit at No. 6 (10-7).

The biggest difference in the league tilt was that the Hornets (20-3, 6-1 NCMC) got to double back their top six -- all three pairs winning.

Marshall (11-5, 4-2) will head to Hannibal on Saturday for the NCMC Tournament, then return home Monday to host the first round of the Class 1, District 8 Team Tournament versus Father Tolton Catholic of Columbia.

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