Trojans trim Rams, 5-4

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The Glenwood boys tennis team suffered a 5-4 loss to Atlantic in a chilly Hawkeye 10 Conference road match Friday.

Chris Chekal claimed his third victory of the season for Glenwood beating Scott Caslow in their No. 3 match.  

“The beginning of the match was a close one but Chekal took control at the end and won 10 – 6,” said Glenwood coach Callie Ohm.  

Rams’ No. 5 Max Chavez claimed his fourth victory by beating Adam Wieser 10 – 6 while Cole Peckham fought until the end with Nick Podhajsky and won in a tie-breaker 7 - 2.  

Playing at the No. 1 spot Joe Gunkelman lost a close match to the Trojans’ Tyler Fischer.  Gunkelman was down 5-2 but fought back and was down by only one game, 7-6 before Fischer took control to win out.  

After singles play the score was tied 3 - 3.  

The Rams would need to win two of the three doubles games in order to win the match, but the No. 2 doubles team of Chavez and Peckham was the only duo to pull off a win.

No. 1 – Joe Gunkelman, G, fell to Tyler Fischer, A, 10-7.
No. 2 – EJ Hackett, G, fell to Noah Welter, A, 10-6.
No. 3 – Chris Chekal, G, defeated Scott Caslow, A, 10-6.
No. 4 – Justin Fisher, G, fell to Jake Arneson, A, 10-4.
No. 5 – Max Chavez, G, defeated Adam Wieser, A, 10-6.
No. 6 – Cole Peckham, G, defeated Nick Podhajsky, A, 10-9.

No. 1 – Gunkelman/Hackett, G, fell to Fischer/Welter, A, 10-5.
No. 2 – Chekal/Fisher, G, fell to Arneson/Wieser, A, 10-3.
No. 3 – Chavez/Peckham,G, defeated Caslow/Podhajsky, A, 10-5.

Red Oak 5,
Glenwood 4
The Red Oak boys tennis team edged the Glenwood boys 5-4 in Hawkeye 10 Conference tennis last Monday.

Due to the cold and wind the dual was played inside Red Oak’s YMCA tennis facility.

After dropping their first three matches, the Rams finally got in the win column when Justin Fisher defeated Tanner Johnson in a tie-breaker for a 9-8 win in their No. 4 match.

Fisher led throughout the match until Johnson won two games in a row to go up 8-7. But Fisher came back the next game to tie it 8-8 and win the tie-breaker 7-1 to secure the match.

Max Chavez and Cole Peckham handled their opponents and they both won 8-1 in the No. 5 and No. 6 matches, respectively.

After the singles portions the score was tied 3-3 with the dual coming down to doubles matches.


The Tigers, however, would win the first two doubles matches to secure the win.

The Rams’ No. 1 doubles team of Joe Gunkelman and E.J. Hackett dropped an 8-0 decision to Peter Walker and Jordan Nelson  before the Tigers’ Geoff Sellers and Tanner Johnson edged the Rams’ Chris Chekal and Cole Peckham in the No. 2 match, 8-5. Chekal and Peckhan started their doubles match strong and were up 4 - 1 but the Tigers fought back and won the next six games.

Fisher and Chavez defeated Hayden Berry and Chris Allison in the doubles capper to end the dual.

No. 1 - Joe Gunkelman,G, fell to Pete Walker, R, 8-1.
No. 2 - EJ Hackett, G, fell to Geoff Sellers, R, 8-3.
No. 3 - Chris Chekal, G, fell to Jordan Nelson, R, 8-3.
No. 4 - Justin Fisher, G, defeated Tanner Johnson, R, 9-8.
No. 5 - Max Chavez, G, defeated Hayden Berry, R 8-1.
No. 6 - Cole Peckham, G, defeated Chris Allison, R, 8-1.

No. 1 - Gunkelman/Hackett, G, fell to Walker/Nelson, R, 8-0.
No. 2 - Chekal/Peckham, G, fell to Sellers/Johnson, R, 8-5.
No. 3 - Fisher/Chavez, G, defeated Berry/Allison, R, 8-1.

Glenwood 8,
Harlan 1
    Glenwood won five of six singles matches and swept the doubles portion for an 8-1 dual victory over Harlan last Tuesday.
    Joe Gunkelman, E.J. Hackett, Chris Chekal, Max Chavez and Zach Kirkpatrick all scored singles wins. Gunkelman and Hackett, Fisher and Chavez and Chekal and Kirkpatrick teamed for doubles win.

No. 1 - Joe Gunkelman, G, defeated Trey Lansman, H, 8-3.
No. 2 - EJ Hackett, G, Jordan Good, H, 8-1.
No. 3 - Chris Chekal, G, Keenan Finn, H, 8-0.
No. 4 - Justin Fisher, G, defeated Gabe Ferry, H, 9-7.
No. 5 - Max Chavez, G, defeated Josh Buman, H, 8-2.
No. 6 - Zach Kirkpatrick, G, Joey Hansen, H, 8-1.

No. 1 - Gunkelman/Hackett, G, defeated Lansman/Ferry, H, 8-2.
No. 2 - Fisher/Chavez, G, defeated Good/Finn, H, 8-3.
No. 3 - Chekal/Kirkpatrick, G, defeated Buman/Hansen, H, 8-3.