Jessica King

Centerville's Jessica King returns a serve during her singles match against Davis County.

The weather was finally kind enough for the Centerville girls tennis team to get some action on their newly renovated court on Tuesday but the results would not be kind as they fell to Davis County 8-1.

The Redettes’ top three got into to early deficits in singles and weren’t able to recover. Elizabeth Moriarty and Chelsey Boettcher each fell 8-2 while Sarah Daugherty lost 8-0.

The bottom three all got out to great starts earning 1-0 breaks before having to battle the rest of the way. Riley Hawk would end up losing 8-3 while Sarah Sheets was trailing 4-3 but couldn’t regain momentum and suffered an 8-4 defeat.

Jessica King secured the Redettes lone win with what was the match of the night. King would battle Bailea Yanke and the two would be locked within one game of each at every break in the match.

The two athletic girls had good volleys and it looked like Yanke was going to pull away with the win, leading King 7-6. King would then rally to win the next three games while also trailing 40-15 in the final game before coming back to win the game and the match 9-7.

Centerville couldn’t get things going in doubles, an area they were strong in last year. Moriarty and Sydney Called lost 8-1 while Daugherty and Sheets suffered an 8-2 defeat. Boettcher teamed up with her fellow Moulton-Udell peer in King but would lose 8-4 in their doubles match.

Centerville (0-3) will try to get their first win of the year as they travel to Albia (0-4) on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

Colin Peters is a sports reporter for the Daily Iowegian. He can be reached at 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