Boys All Levels Tennis
INDIANAPOLIS – The Columbus North boys’ tennis team rolled to a 5-0 decision Monday (Sept. 25) at Roncalli.
Junior Kevin Lin, sophomore Joey Zhao and senior Akshaya Sabapathy claimed victories in the singles matches as the Bull Dogs improved to 13-4 in dual meets. Seniors Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew as well as senior Chris Ruble and sophomore Adam Saad took the doubles matches.
Lin beat Roncalli senior Bryson Meek 6-4, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Zhao topped Rebels sophomore Alex Payne 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Sabapathy defeated Roncalli junior Austin Schofield 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
Jackson and Mathew posted a 6-1, 6-0 decision over Rebels juniors Jacob Perez and Tyler Pollard at No. 1 doubles. Ruble and Saad notched a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Roncalli junior Garrett Meek and freshman Tyler Schofield at No. 2 doubles.
At the JV level, the Bull Dogs prevailed 6-0.
Columbus North returns to action at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 27) when it faces Hauser in the first-round of the Columbus North Sectional. The winner will face Edinburgh in a semifinal match at 4:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 28). Brown County and Columbus East will meet in the other semifinal on Thursday. The semifinal winners will play at 4:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 29) for the sectional title.
CN is seeking is sixth consecutive sectional crown and the program’s 39th title overall.
The sectional champion will advance to the Bloomington North Regional on Oct. 3, where it will play the Seymour Sectional winner. Sectional winners from Bloomington North and Jennings County will meet in the other regional semifinal on Oct. 3. The regional final will be on Oct. 4.
The regional winner will play the Silver Creek Regional champion in Bracket 2 of the Jasper Semistate on Oct. 7.
The Jasper 2 winner will meet the Jasper 1 winner at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at Center Grove. Other state quarterfinal matches will be Center Grove 1 vs. Culver 2 at Center Grove as well as two more matches at Carmel – Center Grove 2 vs. Homestead 2 and Culver 1 vs. Homestead 1.
The semifinals and finals of the team tournament will be on Oct. 14 at North Central.
Team score: Columbus North 5, Roncalli 0
S1: Kevin Lin (CN) d. Bryson Meek (R) 6-4, 6-0
S2: Joey Zhao (CN) d. Alex Payne (R) 6-2, 6-1
S3: Akshaya Sabapathy (CN) d. Austin Schofield (R) 6-1, 6-2
D1: Isaac Jackson/Ben Mathew (CN) d. Jacob Perez/Tyler Pollard (R) 6-1, 6-0
D2: Chris Ruble/Adam Saad (CN) d. Garrett Meek/Tyler Schofield (R) 6-0, 6-1
2017 CN BOYS TENNIS VARSITY RECORDS
Through Sept. 25
Kevin Lin: 10-10 overall (10-10 at S1)
Joey Zhao: 12-8 overall (12-8 at S2)
Akshaya Sabapathy: 15-5 overall (15-5 at S3)
Isaac Jackson: 13-7 overall (13-7 at D1)
Ben Mathew: 13-7 overall (13-7 at D1)
Chris Ruble: 15-5 overall (15-5 at D2)
Adam Saad: 15-5 overall (15-5 at D2)