Boys All Levels Tennis
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Columbus North rolled to a 5-0 victory over Edinburgh on Thursday (Sept. 28) in the semifinals of the Columbus North Sectional.
The Bull Dogs dropped just one game over five matches to improve to 15-4 and earn a spot in the sectional final at 4:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 28) against Brown County, a 3-2 winner over Columbus East in the other semifinal.
Junior Kevin Lin, sophomore Joey Zhao, senior Akshaya Sabapathy and the tandem of Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew each earned 6-0, 6-0 decisions over the Lancers.
Lin blanked Edinburgh’s Colton Henderson at No. 1 singles. Zhao blitzed the Lancers’ Braden Hancock at No. 2 singles. Sabapathy defeated Edinburgh’s Ryan Gaston at No. 3 singles. Jackson and Mathew whipped the Lancers’ Brayden McManaway and Gabe Wilson at No. 1 doubles.
At No. 2 doubles, CN senior Chris Ruble and sophomore Adam Saad beat Edinburgh’ Parker Bryant and Bryce Burton 6-1, 6-0.
The Bull Dogs are seeking the program’s 39th sectional championship in boys tennis, including their sixth in a row. The sectional champion will advance to the Bloomington North Regional at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 3), where it will face the winner of the Seymour Sectional. The regional final will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4).
COLUMBUS NORTH SECTIONAL
Team scores: Columbus North 5, Edinburgh 0
S1: Kevin Lin (CN) d. Colton Henderson (E) 6-0, 6-0
S2: Joey Zhao (CN) d. Braden Hancock (E) 6-0, 6-0
S3: Akshaya Sabapathy (CN) d. Ryan Gaston (E) 6-0, 6-0
D1: Isaac Jackson/Ben Mathew (CN) d. Brayden McManaway/Gabe Wilson (E) 6-0, 6-0
D2: Chris Ruble/Adam Saad (CN) d. Parker Bryant/Bryce Burton (E) 6-1, 6-0
2017 CN BOYS TENNIS VARSITY RECORDS
Through Sept. 28 (team is 15-4)
Kevin Lin: 12-10 overall (12-10 at S1)
Joey Zhao: 14-8 overall (14-8 at S2)
Akshaya Sabapathy: 17-5 overall (17-5 at S3)
Isaac Jackson: 15-7 overall (15-7 at D1)
Ben Mathew: 15-7 overall (15-7 at D1)
Chris Ruble: 17-5 overall (17-5 at D2)
Adam Saad: 17-5 overall (17-5 at D2)