Potters netters dismiss QND 8-1

Bryan Veginski
Morton junior Troy Hohulin sends the ball back to an opponent in an April 2 boys tennis match. Hohulin combined with senior teammate Mason Plotner to place second in No. 1 doubles at the Richwoods Invitational Saturday.

Two three-set wins helped Dunlap lock up a win over Morton on April 7.

The Potters salvaged a pair of doubles victories to lose 7-2 to the host Eagles in a Mid-Illini Conference dual.

Chandler Stimpert and Josh Phillips teamed for a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 win from the No. 1 post.

Morton’s second tandem of Troy Hohulin and Mason Plotner won easily 6-0, 6-2.

Dunlap twice prevailed in tiebreaking sets on the way to a 6-0 advantage after singles play.

The Potters ended the week at 1-1 in the league, good for a four-way tie for third place with Washington, Pekin and East Peoria.

MHS 8, Quincy Notre Dame 1

The Potters rolled to a “home” win over the Raiders on Friday.

In a match played at Washington, Stimpert (6-1, 6-0), Hohulin (6-1, 6-3), Plotner (6-1, 6-3), Phillips (6-1, 6-2) and Andrew Farmer (6-1, 6-4) gave Morton a 5-1 margin in singles.

The Potters were perfect in doubles matchups, with Hohulin/Plotner (6-4, 6-4), Adam Dryden/Farmer (5-7, 6-2, 10-7) and Walker Smith/Sam Taluc (2-6, 7-6, 10-7) the winning combinations.

Richwoods Invitational

The Potters placed third with 28 points in Peoria on Saturday.

Stimpert paced Morton with a championship in No. 1 singles. He completed his run to the title by outlasting a top Champaign Central netter 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2) in the final.

Phillips and the duo of Smith/Taluc both earned consolation crowns.

Phillips completed his No. 2 singles turnaround with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over a Quincy entrant.

Smith/Taluc rebounded from a round-one loss in No. 3 doubles to win two straight, including a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Alton.

Hohulin/Plotner took second-place honors after a 6-1, 6-1 setback in the No. 1 doubles championship bout.

Dryden/Farmer placed fourth for Morton in No. 2 doubles competition.

Richwoods edged Champaign Central 35-33 for the title.