Boys All Levels Tennis
INDIANAPOLIS – Sophomore Joey Zhao did not drop a game at No. 2 singles on Thursday (Aug. 31) to lead the Columbus North boys tennis team to a 4-1 victory at Perry Meridian.
Senior Akshaya Sabapathy also prevailed at No. 3 singles, while the tandems of seniors Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew plus senior Chris Ruble and sophomore Adam Saad took respective matches at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 doubles as the Bull Dog improved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in Conference Indiana.
Zhao blitzed Falcons senior David Seals 6-0, 6-0, while Sabapathy whipped PM junior Tha Thang 6-0, 6-1. Jackson and Mathew defeated Falcons senior Michael Kendall and junior David Meng 6-3, 6-2, and Ruble and Saad topped PM juniors Nick Huckleberry and Ras Dheer 6-0, 6-1.
Perry Meridian sophomore Sasin Smith blanked CN junior Kevin Lin 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.
At the JV level, the Bull Dogs prevailed 7-0 to improve to 3-2 for the season.
Columbus North returns to action at 9 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 2) when it hosts Center Grove in a dual match.
AT PERRY MERIDIAN
Team scores: Columbus North 4, Perry Meridian 1
S1: Sasin Smith (PM) d. Kevin Lin (CN) 6-0, 6-0
S2: Joey Zhao (CN) d. David Seals (PM) 6-0, 6-0
S3: Akshaya Sabapathy (CN) d. Tha Thang (PM) 6-0, 6-1
D1: Isaac Jackson/Ben Mathew (CN) d. Michael Kendall/David Meng (PM) 6-3, 6-2
D2: Chris Ruble/Adam Saad (CN) d. Nick Huckleberry/Ras Dheer (PM) 6-0, 6-1
2017 CN BOYS TENNIS VARSITY RECORDS
Through Aug. 31
Kevin Lin: 5-3 overall (5-3 at S1)
Joey Zhao: 5-3 overall (5-3 at S2)
Akshaya Sabapathy: 6-2 overall (6-2 at S3)
Isaac Jackson: 5-3 overall (5-3 at D1)
Ben Mathew: 5-3 overall (5-3 at D1)
Chris Ruble: 5-3 overall (5-3 at D2)
Adam Saad: 5-3 overall (5-3 at D2)