BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
KEOKUK – The clouds opened up after Fort Madison swept all six singles matches at Keokuk Thursday night, cancelling any doubles action.
But the Bloodhounds took all six singles matches from Keokuk highlighted by a tiebreaker at No. 5 singles.
Fort Madison’s Bryce Workman took the first set at No. 5 with a 7-6 win after taking the 6-6 tiebreaker with a 7-3 win in the tiebreaker first-to-seven by two, over Keokuk’s Will James.
James would turn the tables with an easier 6-3 win in the second set forcing another tiebreaker with each player winning a set. Workman won the first-to-10 tiebreaker 10-5 to take the match.
At No. 1, Sam Avery downed the Chiefs Abbott Haner 6-2,6-3 and then Jason Thurman shutout Kaiden Stoneking with identical 6-love sets at No. 2.
Vasin Thurman downed Callum Tackes 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and No. 4 Reed Fehseke gave up just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 win over Jared Evans. Levi Sissell cleaned things up at No. 6 with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Tucker Hannon to give the Hounds the win.
The boys host Mt. Pleasant on Friday at Fort Madison High School’s courts.