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COLUMBUS, Ind. – Columbus North doubled its pleasure in the doubles matches, but Bloomington North prevailed in a trio of singles contests Thursday (Sept. 21) to take a 3-2 decision and clinch at least a share of the Conference Indiana championship.
The Cougars, 6-0 in the league, can clinch the title outright on Friday (Sept. 22) when it hosts Perry Meridian in a makeup of a Sept. 5 rainout. The Bull Dogs completed CI play at 6-1.
The doubles tandems of seniors Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew plus senior Chris Ruble and sophomore Adam Saad claimed points for Columbus North.
Jackson and Mathew defeated Bloomington North junior Sam Orbaugh and sophomore Arpan Bose 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) at No. 1 doubles. Ruble and Saad topped BN senior Jack Rusche and sophomore Max Graf 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
Bloomington North senior Mac Rogers, junior Christian Gettelfinger and senior Paul Dzubay swept the singles matches. Rogers blitzed CN junior Kevin Lin 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Gettelfinger knocked off Bull Dogs sophomore Joey Zhao 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Dzubay defeated CN senior Akshaya Sabapathy 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.
At the JV level, the Bull Dogs prevailed 8-1.
Columbus North, now 11-4 in dual matches, returns to action at 10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 23) when it visits Silver Creek. The Bull Dogs close their regular by traveling to Roncalli at 5 p.m. Monday (Sept. 25). Columbus North hosts its sectional next Wednesday through Friday (Sept. 27-29).
AT COLUMBUS NORTH
Team score: Bloomington North 3, Columbus North 2
S1: Mac Rogers (BN) d. Kevin Lin (CN) 6-0, 6-1
S2: Christian Gettelfinger (BN) d. Joey Zhao (CN) 6-1, 6-0
S3: Paul Dzubay (BN) d. Akshaya Sabapathy (CN) 6-2, 6-4
D1: Isaac Jackson/Ben Mathew (CN) d. Sam Orbaugh/Arpan Bose (BN) 7-5, 7-6 (7-2)
D2: Chris Ruble/Adam Saad (CN) d. Jack Rusche/Max Graf (BN) 6-1, 6-2
2017 CN BOYS TENNIS VARSITY RECORDS
Through Sept. 21
Kevin Lin: 8-10 overall (8-10 at S1)
Joey Zhao: 10-8 overall (10-8 at S2)
Akshaya Sabapathy: 13-5 overall (13-5 at S3)
Isaac Jackson: 11-7 overall (11-7 at D1)
Ben Mathew: 11-7 overall (11-7 at D1)
Chris Ruble: 13-5 overall (13-5 at D2)
Adam Saad: 13-5 overall (13-5 at D2)