Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


September 20, 2013

Western tennis bounces back, tops Peru

Taylor tennis benefits from Bengal Tigers' loss.

Western’s boys tennis team took a 3-2 win at home against Peru Thursday to knot its Mid-Indiana Conference mark at 3-3 and move to 8-6 overall.

Western’s Judson Quinn won the No. 1 singles point 6-0, 6-3. John Sullivan won the No. 3 point 6-1, 6-1. And the No. 2 doubles team of Luke Florek and Kaleb Howard won 6-2, 6-1. Western improved to 8-6, 3-3 in the MIC.

“I was just really happy for John Sullivan to get out there and get the win,” Western co-coach Kristine Miller said. “I told him at the beginning of the season, it’s unusual for a freshman to go out there and get this much exposure in [varsity] tennis. He just had to go out there each day and grind his matches out. And I was really happy for him to be able to get a key win for the team.”

For Peru, No. 2 singles player Jack Zuers won 6-2, 6-1, and the No. 1 doubles team of Austin Finicle and Kreighton Ray won 6-2, 6-0.


The Titans won four straight-set victories at home as they improved to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the MIC. Taylor and Hamilton Height both have one loss atop the league standings.

Jack Lipchik won the No. 1 singles match for Taylor 6-0, 6-1. Camden Kimbler won the No. 2 match 6-0, 6-1. Casey Glick won the No. 3 match 6-3, 6-0. And the Titan No. 1 doubles team of Austin Douglas and Cole Schroeder won 6-2, 6-1.

“Maconaquah was just a little bit, experience-wise, behind us and I think our experience just showed in most of the scores,” Taylor coach Dave Wise said. “It was a nice win for us. Our 2 doubles team played so well to come out and lose it by two points, played for about two-and-a-half hours but that was a good match for them.”

Mac’s team of Jarrod Alspaugh and Bryce Pond won that No. 2 doubles match 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.

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