Boys All Levels Tennis
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior Akshaya Sabapathy did not drop a game at No. 3 singles on Tuesday (Oct. 3), setting a quick tone as the Columbus North boys tennis team beat Seymour 5-0 in the semifinal round of the Bloomington North Regional.
Junior Kevin Lin and both doubles tandems also won in straight sets for the Bull Dogs, who improved to 17-4 and earned a date against host Bloomington North (17-3) in the regional final at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4). The Cougars defeated Greensburg 4-1.
In the CN match, Sabapathy blanked Owls sophomore Isaac Hardin 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles while Lin topped Seymour senior Ty McCory 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Bull Dogs sophomore Joey Zhao rallied for a 3-6, 7-5, 10-7 victory over Owls junior Adam Berry at No. 2 singles.
At No. 1 doubles, seniors Isaac Jackson and Ben Mathew posted a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Seymour sophomore Will Rinehart and junior Sam Schmidt. At No. 2 doubles, senior Chris Ruble and sophomore Adam Saad beat Owls sophomore Trey Hohenstreiter and junior Pablo Jimenez 6-0, 6-2.
Seymour saw its season end at 11-7. Greensburg closed 17-2.
Columbus North will try to overcome a 3-2 setback on Sept. 21 to Bloomington North. The Bull Dogs are seeking the programs 23rd regional crown. The Cougars are two-time defending regional champs and seeking their sixth regional title.
BLOOMINGTON NORTH REGIONAL
Team scores: Columbus North
S1: Kevin Lin (CN) d. Ty McCory (S) 6-1, 6-1
S2: Joey Zhao (CN) d. Adam Berry (S) 3-6, 7-5, 10-7
S3: Akshaya Sabapathy (CN) d. Isaac Hardin (S) 6-0, 6-0
D1: Isaac Jackson/Ben Mathew (CN) d. Will Rinehart/Sam Schmidt (S) 6-1, 6-3
D2: Chris Ruble/Adam Saad (CN) d. Trey Hohenstreiter/Pablo Jimenez (S) 6-0, 6-2
2017 CN BOYS TENNIS VARSITY RECORDS
Through Oct. 3 (team is 17-4)
Kevin Lin: 14-10 overall (14-10 at S1)
Joey Zhao: 16-8 overall (16-8 at S2)
Akshaya Sabapathy: 19-5 overall (19-5 at S3)
Isaac Jackson: 17-7 overall (17-7 at D1)
Ben Mathew: 17-7 overall (17-7 at D1)
Chris Ruble: 19-5 overall (19-5 at D2)
Adam Saad: 19-5 overall (19-5 at D2)