Morris, Jamison one step short of medaling
WATERLOO — The Clarke doubles team of seniors Colin Morris and Jared Jamison came up one win short of earning a medal here last weekend at the Class 1A Boys State Tennis Meet at Byrne's Park Tennis Center.
Morris and Jamison were eliminated from the tournament in the consolation second round in a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 loss to the third-seeded Pella team of Palmer and Van Maanen.
It ended the Clarke doubles team's season with a record of 23-3.
Morris and Jamison entered the state meet with a record of 22-1 and won a hard-fought match in the first round against the Pella team of Dykestra and Jones 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5).
The Clarke seniors ran into a tough task in the second round, however, going up against the top-seeded team from Maharishi.
The Maharishi duo of Nite and Sawhney defeated Morris and Jamison 6-1, 6-1, eventually going on to win the Class 1A doubles championship.
That sent Morris and Jamison into the consolation bracket, where they lost to Palmer and Van Maanen, who went on to place fourth. The Pella team of Dykestra and Jones finished seventh.
It was a tough-luck end to the season for Morris and Jamison, having beaten the team that finished seventh, but not earning a medal themselves.