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Columbus North wins boys tennis sectional
October 5, 2013Columbus North High School
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Senior Luke Red rallied for a three-set win at No. 1 singles on Friday (Oct. 4), lifting the No. 7 Columbus North boys tennis team to a 3-2 victory over rival Columbus East in the Columbus North Sectional championship.
Red overcame a first-set setback to beat Columbus East's Matt Fuehne 5-7, 6-4, 6-0. That proved decisive after the teams split the first four matches.
The decision moves the Bull Dogs (17-0) into the Columbus North Regional, where they will face Bloomington South (12-9) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 8). Scottsburg and the winner of the Jennings County Sectional will play in the other regional semifinal.
The regional final will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 9).
In the sectional final, Columbus East's Seth Meyers posted a quick 6-0, 6-0 victory over Columbus North senior Krishan Narsinghani at No. 2 singles.
The Bull Dogs countered at No. 1 doubles, juniors Jake Likens and Anthony Sanders topping the Olympians' Jo Jo and Sam Woolwine 6-1, 6-4.
Columbus East's Alex Pegram knocked off CN sophomore Rahul Jha 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 at No. 3 singles, but the Bull Dogs drew even when sophomores Kevin Luo and Aditya Mantri edged the Olympians' Alex Galle and Matt Furnish 7-6 (10-8), 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.
Columbus East saw its season conclude with a 16-3 record.
Columbus North Sectional
Columbus North 3, Columbus East 2
S1: Luke Red (CN) d. Matt Fuehne (CE) 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
S2: Seth Meyers (CE) d. Krishan Narsinghani (CN) 6-0, 6-0
S3: Alex Pegram (CE) d. Rahul Jha (CN) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
D1: Jake Likens/Anthony Sanders (CN) d. Jo Jo Woolwine/Sam Woolwine (CE) 6-1, 6-4
D2: Kevin Luo/Aditya Mantri (CN) d. Alex Galle/Matt Furnish (CE) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3