Boys All Levels Tennis
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Sophomore Joey Zhao, senior Akshaya Sabapathy and the doubles tandem of senior Chris Ruble and sophomore Adam Saad each won straight-set matches on Tuesday (Sept. 12), leading the Columbus North boys tennis team to a 4-1 triumph over Bloomington South.
Zhao defeated Panthers junior Calvin Prenkert 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, while Sabapathy blitzed South sophomore Andy Chang 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles as Columbus North improved to 11-0 overall and 6-0 in Conference Indiana matches. Ruble and Saad beat Panthers senior Chandler Martin and junior Dexter Wu 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles.
Seniors Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew also prevailed for CN. They topped South juniors 7-6 (10-8), 1-6, 10-8 at No. 1 doubles.
Panthers senior Konner Shapiro rallied past Bull Dogs junior Kevin Lin 1-6, 7-5, 11-9 at No. 1 singles.
Bloomington South took a 7-6 victory at the JV level.
Columbus North returns to action at 10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 16) when it visits Floyd Central. Next week, the Bull Dogs visit Greenwood on Tuesday (Sept. 19), host Center Grove in a makeup match on Wednesday (Sept. 20), host Bloomington North on Thursday (Sept. 21) for the CI championship and visit Silver Creek on Saturday (Sept. 23).
AT COLUMBUS NORTH
Team score: Columbus North 4, Bloomington South 1
S1: Konner Shapiro (BS) d. Kevin Lin (CN) 1-6, 7-5, 11-9
S2: Joey Zhao (CN) d. Calvin Prenkert (BS) 6-3, 6-2
S3: Akshaya Sabapathy (CN) d. Andy Chang (BS) 6-0, 6-1
D1: Isaac Jackson/Ben Mathew (CN) d. Chris Piekarsky/Holt Henke (BS) 7-6 (10-8), 1-6, 10-8
D2: Chris Ruble/Adam Saad (CN) d. Chandler Martin/Dexter Wu (BS) 6-3, 6-0
2017 CN BOYS TENNIS VARSITY RECORDS
Through Sept. 12
Kevin Lin: 7-7 overall (7-7 at S1)
Joey Zhao: 10-4 overall (10-4 at S2)
Akshaya Sabapathy: 12-2 overall (12-2 at S3)
Isaac Jackson: 10-4 overall (10-4 at D1)
Ben Mathew: 10-4 overall (10-4 at D1)
Chris Ruble: 11-3 overall (11-3 at D2)
Adam Saad: 11-3 overall (11-3 at D2)