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No. 7 Columbus North blanks Greenwood 5-0 in boys tennis
September 25, 2013Columbus North High School
GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Luke Red had to go to a tie-breaker at No. 1 singles, but the Columbus North senior joined all his teammates in prevailing in straight sets on Tuesday (Sept. 24) in a 5-0 boys' tennis victory at Greenwood.
The Bull Dogs, who moved up to No. 7 in state rankings released Monday (Sept. 23), completed their regular season with a 15-0 dual match mark -- the first time in coach Kendal Hammel's tenure that CN boys tennis has had an unbeaten regular season.
"The players are excited about the undefeated season, and they're excited about moving up in the rankings," Hammel said. "With the ranking, they're hoping to prove themselves in the (postseason) tournament. They know it won't be easy, but they are playing well as a team and in each of the positions."
On Tuesday, Red pulled out a 6-3, 7-6 (3) victory over Greenwood's Alex Hammer. That was the only match where there was a strong challenge.
Senior Krishan Narsinghani and sophomore Rahul Jha captured the other singles matches. Juniors Jake Likens and Anthony Sanders as well as sophomores Kevin Luo and Aditya Mantri prevailed in doubles.
Narsinghani beat the Woodmen's Zach Lester 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, while Jha topped Greenwood's Jack O'Reilly 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.
Likens and Sanders defeated the Woodmen's Anthony Miller and Bradley Rothaar 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Luo and Mantri took a 6-1 6-3 decision over Greenwood's Cole Simmerman and Alex Walsh at No. 2 doubles.
At the JV level, the Bull Dogs won 4-0.
Columbus North returns to action next week in the Columbus North Sectional that is scheduled for Wednesday (Oct. 2), Thursday (Oct. 3) and Friday (Oct. 4). Pairings will be announced for the sectional later.
Columbus North 5, Greenwood 0
S1: Luke Red (CN) d. Alex Hammer (G) 6-3, 7-6 (3)
S2: Krishan Narsinghani (CN) d. Zach Lester (G) 6-1, 6-4
S3: Rahul Jha (CN) d. Jack O'Reilly (G) 6-2, 6-3
D1: Jake Likens/Anthony Sanders (CN) d. Anthony Miller/Bradley Rothaar (G) 6-4, 6-3
D2: Kevin Luo/Aditya Mantri (CN) d. Cole Simmerman/Alex Walsh (G) 6-1, 6-3
CN Varsity Season Records (through Sept. 24)
Luke Red, 14-3 at No. 1 singles
Krishan Narsinghani, 0-1 at No. 1 singles; 8-8 at No. 2 singles; 1-0 at No. 3 singles
Rahul Jha, 1-0 at No. 2 singles; 11-0 at No. 3 singles; 4-0 at No. 2 doubles
Anthony Sanders, 17-1 at No. 1 doubles
Jake Likens, 17-1 at No. 1 doubles
Aditya Mantri, 16-1 at No. 2 doubles
Kevin Luo, 1-0 at No. 2 singles; 5-1 at No. 3 singles; 10-0 at No. 2 doubles
Mitchell Miller, 3-0 at No. 2 doubles
Kamal Maharjan, 1-1 at No. 2 doubles