Boys All Levels Tennis
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Seniors Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew prevailed at No. 1 doubles Wednesday evening (Oct. 4), but the Bloomington North boys tennis team defeated Columbus North 3-2 for the regional title.
In a match delayed by weather and moved to Bloomington South, the Cougars claimed all three singles positions en route to their third consecutive regional crown and the sixth in program history.
BN senior Mac Rogers defeated Columbus North junior Kevin Lin 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Cougars junior Christian Gettelfinger topped Bull Dogs sophomore Joey Zhao 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 singles. BN senior Paul Dzubay beat CN senior Akshaya Sabapathy 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
In doubles, the Bull Dogs scored two points and Jackson and Mathew earned a spot in the individual tournament with their 5-0 postseason record.
Jackson and Mathew posted a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 decision over BN junior Sam Orbaugh and Arpan Bose at No. 1 doubles. CN senior Chris Ruble and sophomore Adam Saad defeated Cougars sophomores Max Graf and Conor Miller 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
Columbus North saw its season end with a 17-5 dual match record. Bloomington North improved to 18-2 and next plays Jeffersonville (13-2) at noon Saturday (Oct. 7) in the Jasper Semi-State.
CN’s Jackson and Mathew will play in the individual doubles tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 7) against Corbin Bushey and Isaac Titche of Bedford North Lawrence. The match will be played at Bloomington North.
BLOOMINGTON NORTH REGIONAL
Team scores: Bloomington North 3, Columbus North 2
S1: Mac Rogers (BN) d. Kevin Lin (CN) 6-0, 6-3
S2: Christian Gettelfinger (BN) d. Joey Zhao (CN) 6-0, 6-3
S3: Paul Dzubay (BN) d. Akshaya Sabapathy (CN) 6-1, 6-2
D1: Isaac Jackson/Ben Mathew (CN) d. Sam Orbaugh/Arpan Bose (BN) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
D2: Chris Ruble/Adam Saad (CN) d. Max Graf/Conor Miller (BN) 6-1, 6-2
2017 CN BOYS TENNIS VARSITY RECORDS
Through Oct. 4 (team concludes at 17-5)
Kevin Lin: 14-11 overall (14-11 at S1)
Joey Zhao: 16-9 overall (16-9 at S2)
Akshaya Sabapathy: 19-6 overall (19-6 at S3)
Isaac Jackson: 18-7 overall (18-7 at D1)
Ben Mathew: 18-7 overall (18-7 at D1)
Chris Ruble: 20-5 overall (20-5 at D2)
Adam Saad: 20-5 overall (20-5 at D2)