Morton netters rout Notre Dame, 9-0

Bryan Veginski
Grent Reiman, a Morton junior shown in a March boys tennis match, is on a doubles hot streak playing with twin brother Trent Reiman. The Potters won their only dual last week, 9-0, at Glen Oak Park against Notre Dame. Morton goes to the Quad Cities this weekend for a tournament.

Morton trounced the Notre Dame boys tennis team April 25.

The Potters went to Glen Oak Park and blanked the Irish, 9-0, without losing a set.

In singles, Trent Reiman (6-1, 6-1), Grant Reiman (6-2, 6-0), Taylor Nave (6-2, 6-2), Chandler Stimpert (6-3, 6-1), Jonah Laktas (6-0, 6-1) and Jake Bernier (6-0, 6-3) all won.

Doubles play was just as lopsided, as the Reimans (6-0, 6-1), Stimpert/Laktas (6-2, 6-0) and Bernier/Andrew Payne (6-4, 6-1) picked up victories against the Mid-State 6 Conference squad.

Look ahead to conference: Morton beat East Peoria Tuesday to get to 6-0 in the M-I.

That was not as much of a sure thing as most years since the Raiders have their best team this century and came in 4-1 in the conference.

With the Potters' win at home, they must at least tie Metamora at the May 10 tournament to win their first league championship since 2006.

"If we take care of EP, it should make for an exciting conference tournament," MHS head coach Joal Stanfield said last week.

The top two Morton doubles teams have won 22 consecutive matches combined and the last three tournament titles (Richwoods, Pekin, Champaign Centennial).

"As for conference, we just have to play for the tie and figure out the best way to do that," said Stanfield.

Derek Rineberg of Pekin and East Peoria's Calen Crim, a former Potter, are among the players who could make Stanfield think about doing something different in the tournament.