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Columbus North boys tennis wins Silver Creek Invitational
September 16, 2012Columbus North High School
SELLERSBURG, Ind. -- The Columbus North boys tennis team posted 3-0 days at four positions Saturday (Sept. 15), sweeping to the championship of the Silver Creek Invitational.
Junior Krishan Narsinghani, freshman Kevin Luo and the tandems of junior Luke Red and senior Ernest Xi plus sophomore Mitchell Miller and freshman Aditiya Mantri all went undefeated in matches against host Silver Creek, Greensburg and Heritage Christian.
The No. 17 Bull Dogs improved to 13-3 with the three team victories -- 5-0, 4-1 and 5-0.
Narshinghani battled at No. 2 singles to prevail in challenging matches against Silver Creek's Brennan Thompson and Greensburg's Riley Burkett before breezing to a 6-0, 6-0 triumph against Heritage Christian's Matt Daily.
Luo played No. 3 singles and rolled in all three matches, losing just one game combined in victories over the Dragons' Andrew Eckert, the Pirates' David Lawrence and the Eagles' Adam Hinkle.
Red and Xi lost just eight games in three matches at No. 1 doubles, while Miller and Mantri also dropped just eight games in three matches at No. 2 doubles.
Sophomore Anthony Sanders went 2-1 at No. 1 singles. He opened with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Silver Creek's Jake Steele before dropping a 6-1, 6-3 decision to Greensburg's Collin Rigney. Sanders rebounded in his final match, a 6-3, 6-1 win over Heritage Christian's Eric Kirkpatrick.
"The team played really well against good competition," CN coach Kendal Hammel said. "Our singles looked really good and solid. We are getting close to our official lineup for tournament play."
Columbus North returns to the courts at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 18) for its final regular-season match. The Bull Dogs follow with a week off before hosting the CN Sectional on Sept. 26-28. Pairings for the sectional likely will be released on Sept. 24.
Silver Creek Invitational
Columbus North 5, Silver Creek 0
S1: Anthony Sanders (CN) d. Jake Steele (SC) 6-4, 7-5
S2: Krishan Narsinghani (CN) d. Brennan Thompson (SC) 7-5, 6-3
S3: Kevin Luo (CN) d. Andrew Eckert (SC) 6-1, 6-0
D1: Luke Red / Ernest Xi (CN) d. Anthony Less / Nick Sprinkle (SC) 6-0, 6-1
D2: Mitchell Miller / Aditiya Mantri (CN) d. Gabe Bauer / Isaac Corum (SC) 6-1, 6-2
Columbus North 4, Greensburg 1
S1: Collin Rigney (G) d. Anthony Sanders (CN) 6-1, 6-3
S2: Krishan Narsinghani (CN) d. Riley Burkett (G) 6-2, 4-6, 13-11
S3: Kevin Luo (CN) d. David Lawrence (G) 6-0, 6-0
D1: Luke Red / Ernest Xi (CN) d. Tom Lawrence / Kyle Colson (G) 6-2, 6-0
D2: Mitchell MIller / Aditiya Mantri (CN) d. Kyle Stanley / Ryan Welage (G) 6-3, 6-2
Columbus North 5, Heritage Christian 0
S1: Anthony Sanders (CN) d. Eric Kirkpatrick (HCS) 6-3, 6-1
S2: Krishan Narsinghani (CN) d. Matt Daily (HCS) 6-0, 6-0
S3: Kevin Luo (CN) d. Adam Hinkle (HCS) 6-0, 6-0
D1: Luke Red / Ernest Xi (CN) d. Sam Kane / Josh Rothbard (HCS) 6-2, 6-3
D2: Mitchell Miller / Aditiya Mantri (CN) d. Caleb Jones / Colin Jewett (HCS) 6-0, 6-0