Boys All Levels Tennis
BEDFORD, Ind. – Columbus North seniors Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew fell just short of a regional championship in the IHSAA doubles tournament on Saturday (Oct. 14).
The Bull Dogs’ duo dropped a 3-6, 6-0, 7-5 decision to Floyd Central senior Noah Neuhauser and sophomore Alex Poe in the regional final at Bedford North Lawrence. Jackson and Mathew had two match points when up 5-4 in the third set, but Jackson cramped up and the Highlanders duo was able to pull out the victory.
Neuhauser and Poe, who beat Jackson and Mathew 6-4, 6-4 on Sept. 16, improved to 22-5 to earn a spot in the IHSAA doubles State Finals next Friday (Oct. 20) at Park Tudor.
Jackson and Mathew saw their season end at 20-8.
Earlier, Jackson and Mathew defeated Washington senior Kaleb Knepp and freshman Braden Kixmiller 6-0, 6-1 in the regional semifinal. Neuhauser and Poe topped Heritage Hills junior Josh Nelson and senior Jacob Luebbehusen in the other semifinal.
Knepp and Kixmiller finished 17-5. Nelson and Luebbehusen closed 13-5.
2017 CN BOYS TENNIS VARSITY RECORDS
Through Oct. 14 (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: 20-8 overall (20-8 at D1)
Ben Mathew: 20-8 overall (20-8 at D1)
Chris Ruble: 20-5 overall (20-5 at D2)
Adam Saad: 20-5 overall (20-5 at D2)