Morton takes every set from Limestone

Bryan Veginski
Chandler Stimpert, a Morton senior, dominated his No. 1 singles match April 2 in Bartonville. The Potters began Mid-Illini Conference play with a 9-0 thumping of Limestone in which they rarely were scored upon.

The Morton boys tennis team breezed to a 9-0 win over Limestone on April 2.

The Potters barely were challenged by the Rockets as they opened their Mid-Illini Conference season with a victory.

Limestone, meanwhile dropped to 0-2 in week one, already matching its 2014 loss total in league duals.

In singles at the Bartonville courts, Morton’s Chandler Stimpert, Troy Hohulin, Mason Plotner and Andrew Farmer were unscored upon in singles.

Josh Phillips (6-1, 6-1) and Cameron Hart (6-2, 6-2) both won in straight sets as well in singles play.

All of the Potters’ doubles combinations — Stimpert/Phillips, Hohulin/Plotner and Farmer/Walker Smith — prevailed in 6-0, 6-0 finals.

Edwardsville Invitational

The Potters voyaged down to the St. Louis area for the second time this spring to continue their annual participation in the Tigers’ tournament.

Among the Morton results were a 7-2 win over the O’Fallon junior varsity and a 5-4 positive decision against Chatham Glenwood on Saturday.

Stimpert (6-0, 6-0), Hohulin (6-1, 6-2), Plotner (6-2, 6-0) and Farmer (6-1, 6-3) all won against O’Fallon in singles.

Stimpert/Phillips (6-1, 6-3), Hohulin/Plotner (6-1, 3-6, 10-8) and Farmer/Smith (6-4, 2-6, 10-4) were the winning doubles combinations.

The Potters received singles victories from Stimpert (6-0, 6-1), Plotner (6-2, 6-1) and Phillips (6-7, 6-2, 10-6) against Chatham Glenwood.

In doubles against the Titans, Stimpert/Phillips (4-6, 6-1, 11-9) and Hohulin/Plotner (7-5, 6-2) put Morton over the top.

The Potters were scheduled to face preseason league favorite Dunlap on Tuesday.