Boys All Levels Tennis
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Seniors Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew pulled out a victory at No. 1 doubles on Tuesday (Sept. 5), lifting the Columbus North boys tennis team to a 3-2 decision over Terre Haute South at Bloomington South.
Jackson and Mathew overcame a first-set loss to defeat Braves seniors Kaleb Hauptli and Jimmy Cristee 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5). Their result moved the Bull Dogs to 6-0 for the season and 4-0 in Conference Indiana matches.
Terre Haute South dropped to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in league play.
THS freshman Canaan Sellers defeated CN junior Kevin Lin 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and Braves junior Aaron Gentry topped Bull Dogs sophomore Joey Zhao 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles.
However, Columbus North drew even with victories by senior Akshaya Sabapathy at No. 3 singles plus senior Chris Ruble and sophomore Adam Saad at No. 2 doubles. Sabapathy beat Braves freshman Caleb Morris 6-3, 6-3, while Ruble and Saad defeated THS senior Chris Jaeger and freshman Matthew Roberts 6-4, 6-3.
That left No. 1 doubles to determine the overall result, and Jackson and Mathew came through for the Bull Dogs.
At the JV level, Columbus North took a 7-6 decision.
Columbus North returns to action at 6 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 7) when it visits Franklin Central for another CI match. The Bull Dogs follow by hosting CN Invitational on Saturday (Sept. 9) with matches against Providence (9 a.m.), Batesville (11:30 a.m.) and Martinsville (2 p.m.).
Of note, the CN-Center Grove match has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20. That match was rained out on Saturday (Sept. 2).
AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
Team score: Columbus North 3, Terre Haute South 2
S1: Canaan Sellers (THS) d. Kevin Lin (CN) 6-1, 6-1
S2: Aaron Gentry (THS) d. Joey Zhao (CN) 6-4, 6-4
S3: Akshaya Sabapathy (CN) d. Caleb Morris (THS) 6-3, 6-3
D1: Isaac Jackson/Ben Mathew (CN) d. Kaleb Hauptli/Jimmy Cristee (THS) 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)
D2: Chris Ruble/Adam Saad (CN) d. Chris Jaeger/Matthew Roberts (THS) 6-4, 6-3
2017 CN BOYS TENNIS VARSITY RECORDS
Through Sept. 5
Kevin Lin: 5-4 overall (5-4 at S1)
Joey Zhao: 5-4 overall (5-4 at S2)
Akshaya Sabapathy: 7-2 overall (7-2 at S3)
Isaac Jackson: 6-3 overall (6-3 at D1)
Ben Mathew: 6-3 overall (6-3 at D1)
Chris Ruble: 6-3 overall (6-3 at D2)
Adam Saad: 6-3 overall (6-3 at D2)