Boys All Levels Tennis
INDIANAPOLIS – Senior Akshaya Sabapathy rolled to a quick victory at No. 3 singles Thursday (Sept. 7), leading the Columbus North boys tennis team to a 5-0 victory at Franklin Central.
The Bull Dogs won all five points in straight sets, improving to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in Conference Indiana.
Sabapathy blitzed Flashes senior Orie D’Angelo 6-0, 6-0 to set the tone for the match.
Junior Kevin Lin and sophomore Joey Zhao also prevailed in singles matches, while the tandems of senior Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew plus senior Chris Ruble and sophomore Adam Saad took triumphs in doubles.
Lin beat FC senior Nathan French 7-5, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, while Zhao topped Flashes senior Noah Roehreg 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 singles. Jackson and Mathew defeated FC sophomores Jacob Baron and Aiden Carlisle 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. Ruble and Saad blitzed Flashes seniors Austin Stachez and Sam Handy 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
The Bull Dogs also captured an 8-0 victory at the JV level.
Columbus North returns to action Saturday (Sept. 9) when it hosts the annual Columbus North Invitational. The Bull Dogs will face Providence at 9 a.m., Batesville at 11:30 a.m. and Martinsville at 2 p.m.
AT FRANKLIN CENTRAL
Team score: Columbus North 5, Franklin Central 0
S1: Kevin Lin (CN) d. Nathan French (FC) 7-5, 6-0
S2: Joey Zhao (CN) d. Noah Roehreg (FC) 6-3, 6-0
S3: Akshaya Sabapathy (CN) d. Orie D’Angelo (FC) 6-0, 6-0
D1: Isaac Jackson/Ben Mathew (CN) d. Jacob Baron/Aiden Carlisle (FC) 6-3, 6-0
D2: Chris Ruble/Adam Saad (CN) d. Austin Stachez/Sam Handy (FC) 6-0, 6-1
2017 CN BOYS TENNIS VARSITY RECORDS
Through Sept. 7
Kevin Lin: 6-4 overall (6-4 at S1)
Joey Zhao: 6-4 overall (6-4 at S2)
Akshaya Sabapathy: 8-2 overall (8-2 at S3)
Isaac Jackson: 7-3 overall (7-3 at D1)
Ben Mathew: 7-3 overall (7-3 at D1)
Chris Ruble: 7-3 overall (7-3 at D2)
Adam Saad: 7-3 overall (7-3 at D2)