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No. 12 Columbus North tops Perry Meridian 4-1 in boys tennis
September 12, 2013Columbus North High School
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Senior Luke Red and the doubles tandem of Aditya Mantri and Kevin Luo won in straight sets Thursday (Sept. 12), propelling the No. 12 Columbus North boys tennis team to a 4-1 victory over visiting Perry Meridian.
Red defeated the Falcons' Derek Benedict 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles as the Bull Dogs moved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in Conference Indiana. Mantri and Luo, both sophomores, knocked off Perry's Devon Ames and Lian Hnin 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
Columbus North claimed its other points at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles. Sophomore Rahul Jha prevailed at No. 3 singles, beating the Falcons' Alex Kitchel 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-0. Juniors Anthony Sanders and Jake Likens won at No. 1 doubles, topping PM's Doug Seals and Andrew Denning 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-0.
Sam Osborne captured the lone point for the Falcons. He defeated CN senior Krishan Narsinghani 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.
"This was a very well-played match at all positions," Columbus North coach Kendal Hammel said. "(Perry Meridian) is a really good, solid team, and we competed well right from beginning. Luke, Rahul and Anthony and Jake had some great points and competed strong."
At the JV level, Columbus North prevailed 8-3.
The Bull Dogs return to action on Saturday (Sept. 14) when they host the Columbus North Invitational. CN faces Martinsville at 9 a.m., Batesville about 11:30 a.m. and Providence about 2 p.m.
At Columbus North
Columbus North 4, Perry Meridian 1
S1: Luke Red (CN) d. Derek Benedict (PM) 6-3, 6-2
S2: Sam Osborne (PM) d. Krishan Narsinghani (CN) 6-3, 6-1
S3: Rahul Jha (CN) d. Alex Kitchel (PM) 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-0
D1: Anthony Sanders/Jake Likens (CN) d. Doug Seals/Andrew Denning (PM) 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-0
D2: Aditya Mantri/Kevin Luo (CN) d. Devon Ames/Lian Hnin (PM) 6-1, 6-2