Centerville boys tennis

Centerville's Otis Williams (left) and Jakob Bauer (middle) talk with head coach Tyler Baze (right) during a meet against Albia.

FAIRFIELD — The Big Reds tennis team were eliminated at districts last week.

Against even more difficult competition than they faced at the conference meet, Centerville would go 0-4 to end their day early.

In singles, Korey Shondel fell 6-2, 6-1 in the first round to Fairfield’s Will Sheppard while Austin Dell fell to Fort Madison’s Reed Fehseke 6-0, 6-0.

Centerville’s doubles teams both lost a pair of hard-fought matches in the first round. Brady Hughes and Reece Sells would drop a three-set match to Mount Pleasant’s David Nguyen and Jack Schimmelpfennig (6-2, 3-6, 6-1).

Jakob Bauer and Otis Williams suffered a heart-breaking defeat after winning the first set 6-2 against Notre Dame’s Tyler Dameron and Dylan McElderry. Bauer and Williams would then drop the next two sets 6-4 and 8-6 to end their season.

Centerville doesn’t have any seniors on the team this year and could potentially return all six of their players from this year’s team at districts.

Team scores

1. Fort Madison (20); T2. Mount Pleasant (14); T2. Notre Dame (14); 4. Davis County (13); T5. Fairfield (7); T5. Keokuk (7); T7. Centerville (0); T7. Maharishi (0)

Colin Peters is a sports reporter for the Daily Iowegian. He can be reached at cpeters@dailyiowegian.com or by calling the newsroom at 641-856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @ColinPetersDI.

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Colin Peters has been a sports writer at the Daily Iowegian since May 2017