Kougars Drop Season Opener
August 20, 2013By Katee Sanderson of Kankakee Valley High School
Wheatfield, IN – KV falls to Benton Central 4-1 Tuesday Evening.
The Kougar’s lone point came at #1 singles, where Luke Sanderson dominates Benton Central 6-0, 6-0.
Benton Central fought back at #2 singles, where Anthony Zopetti lost to a respectable opponent.
Benton Central took a 2-1 lead when Cameron Fritts lost a close battle at #3 singles. The final score was 6-3, 6-4.
Benton Central got their third and clinching point at #1 doubles, when Kyle Banasak and Adam Sayers lost a close 6-2, 6-3 match.
Kougar’s doubles duo of Trevor Wiessman and Hunter DeHaan battled hard before falling short 7-5, 6-2 to their opponents.
Benton Central’s JV team swept KV 3-0. Sam Hamstra dropped the #1 singles position 8-2. Jared Stemper and Alex Martakis lost their #2 & #3 singles matches respectably.
Coach Katee comments, “It was a tough loss today, every match was close until the end. Even though we lost 4-1, we could have easily turned the match in our favor with a few key points. We are still hungry for a win, and will go in to our next match with more confidence in each position.”
The Kougars are now 0-1 overall and take on Rensselaer Thursday on the road.