“I’m not sure I’ve ever had three spots that have had that kind of success,” Wise said.
Lipchik was a proven veteran entering the season. He played at No. 3 singles over his freshman and sophomore years, going 15-3 in 2011, and he was 17-2 at No. 2 singles last year. He has made a smooth transition to the No. 1 spot and has been playing red-hot tennis in recent weeks.
Wise needed Kimbler and the Douglas-Schroeder team to make big jumps from last year.
“Camden was the eighth guy on our team last year. He played just a little at No. 2 doubles,” Wise said. “That’s a huge jump, to go from almost No. 1 JV to No. 2 singles. He has done a great job.”
Douglas and Schroeder were moving up from No. 2 doubles to No. 1 doubles.
“There is a big difference between 1 and 2 doubles with the level of play, the pace of the ball and everything. But those guys have clicked together,” Wise said. “It’s easy to get your singles guys lined up: Who can beat who? But it’s kind of hard to find a doubles team that plays like they do and gets along like they do. They have done a really good job all season long. They haven’t lost since the Logansport match.”
Taylor No. 3 singles player Casey Glick is also enjoying a nice season. The senior, in his first season of singles play, has a 16-5 record.
The No. 2 doubles team has a pair of first-year players — sophomore Connor Leicht and Treaver Harris. They gave the Titans a nice boost with a pair of wins during sectional play.
Logansport rolled to its eighth straight sectional title, beating Carroll, Twin Lakes and Cass, all by 5-0 scores.
The No. 1 singles matchup has an interesting angle. Lipchik and the Berries’ Bryan Zehner are former summer doubles partners.