Boys All Levels Tennis
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Junior Kevin Lin posted a quick victory at No. 1 singles Thursday (Aug. 24), keying the Columbus North boys tennis team to a 5-0 victory over visiting Southport in a Conference Indiana match.
The CN doubles tandems of seniors Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew plus senior Chris Ruble and sophomore Adam Saad also posted straight-set decisions, while sophomore Joey Zhao and senior Akshaya Sabapathy overcame first-set setbacks to prevail.
Lin defeated Cardinals junior Noah Hall 6-0, 6-2 as the Bull Dogs improved to 2-0 in dual matches and 1-0 in CI contests. Zhao rallied for an 0-6, 6-1, 10-8 triumph over Southport junior Carson Streit at No. 2 singles, while Sabapathy posted a 4-6, 6-1, 10-7 win over Cardinals junior Robert Ceu Uk at No. 3 singles.
Jackson and Mathew topped Southport juniors Noah Thomas and Zack Bozarth 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. Ruble and Saad beat Cardinals senior Seejay Patel and junior John Gunderson 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
At the JV level, the Bull Dogs took an 8-0 triumph.
Columbus North returns to action at 11 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 26) when it hosts Terre Haute North in another CI encounter. The Bull Dogs have a second match the same day, at 2 p.m. against Plainfield in the makeup of match rained out from Monday (Aug. 21).
AT COLUMBUS NORTH
Team score: Columbus North 5, Southport 0
S1: Kevin Lin (CN) d. Noah Hall (S) 6-0, 6-2
S2: Joey Zhao (CN) d. Colston Streit (S) 0-6, 6-1, 10-8
S3: Akshaya Sabapathy (CN) d. Robert Ceu Uk (S) 4-6, 6-1, 10-7
D1: Isaac Jackson/Ben Mathew (CN) d. Noah Thomas/Zack Bozarth (S) 6-2, 6-2
D2: Chris Ruble/Adam Saad (CN) d. Seejay Patel/John Gunderson (S) 6-0, 6-2
2017 CN BOYS TENNIS VARSITY RECORDS
Through Aug. 24
Kevin Lin: 3-2 overall (3-2 at S1)
Joey Zhao: 3-2 overall (3-2 at S2)
Akshaya Sabapathy: 4-1 overall (4-1 at S3)
Isaac Jackson: 3-2 overall (3-2 at D1)
Ben Mathew: 3-2 overall (3-2 at D1)
Chris Ruble: 3-2 overall (3-2 at D2)
Adam Saad: 3-2 overall (3-2 at D2)