Thurmans stay perfect as Hounds knock off Mt. Pleasant

Fort Madison's Bryce Workman returns a shot in his singles match Friday night against Mt. Pleasant. Workman would win in a tiebreak as the Hounds pulled away for a 6-3 win. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

BY PCC STAFF

FORT MADISON – Seniors Jason and Vasin Thurman stayed perfect on the year in singles and doubles tennis as they helped Fort Madison to a 6-3 win over Mt. Pleasant on Friday.

Jason, playing at No. 1 singles, defeated David Nguyen 6-1, 6-1 while Vasin Thurman knocked off Jack Schimmelpfennig 6-1, 6-0. The two then combined for a win at No. 1 doubles with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Schimmelpfennig and Owen Vansickle.

Vansickle handed Fort Madison’s Levi Sissel a 6-2, 6-2 loss before Bryce Workman earned his surname with a 10-2 tiebreaker win over the Panther’s Levi Graber after winning the first set 6-2 and then dropping the second set 0-6 to force the tiebreaker.

Workman has gone into tiebreakers in his last four matches including doubles play. He went into a tiebreaker again at No. 2 doubles playing with Sissel. The Hounds dropped the first set 3-6, but came back in the second with a 6-2 win breaking the Panthers’ Nguyen and Brian Huynh twice. Fort Madison would take the tiebreaker 10-8.

Graber and Lincoln Henrickson won in two over Medland and Horn 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 doubles.

Henrikson lost to Medland in a marathon No. 5 singles match. Medland won the first set 6-3 and then fell 4-6 in the second. The Bloodhound got down 9-10 and was facing match point, but won the next three points in a row to get the win for Fort Madison.

Horn lost to Jake Ensminger 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6 singles.

Fort Madison’s Vasin Thurman fires a serve in his doubles match with brother Jason Thurman in Friday’s matchup with Mt. Pleasant. The Thurmans won both their singles matches and the doubles match to stay perfect on the year. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

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