May 15, 2021

Panther boys beat Clarke on senior night

CRESTON — Creston/O-M boys tennis rolled to a 7-2 win over Clarke Friday night, using a big lead in singles action to solidify the victory.

Senior Jeremy Rutz, senior Daniel Merritt, junior Avery Fuller, senior Nate Wells and senior Foster McCutchan all had lopsided outcomes in singles.

In doubles play, Rutz/Wells beat Clarke’s McCormick Evink and Clayton Abbas 10-1 and Fuller/Foster won over Andrew Johnston and RJ McCoy by the same score.

Creston honored six seniors prior to the Clarke match, including James Kunz, McCutchan, Adam McElwain, Merritt, Rutz and Wells.

The Panthers will play tomorrow at Denison-Schleswig in the Hawkeye 10 tournament, which was postponed Sunday night from Monday due to inclement weather.

“Tonight was a good night for our team. We had our senior night and were also able to get the dual win,” Cooper said.