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September 29, 2013

Brutus leads Purple Tigers over TC

Taylor claims share of MIC tennis title.

(Continued)

Taylor Coram scored Kokomo’s only goal unassisted. Goalie Catherine Skaggs had 12 saves.

BOYS TENNIS

TAYLOR 5, CASS 0

Taylor (10-2) won a share of the Mid-Indiana Conference title with Hamilton Heights each with 6-1 records as the Titans shut out the Kings.

Hamilton Heights defeated Western 3-2 in order to share the title.

It was also Taylor coach Dave Wise’s 400th career victory as the boys coach.

“It was nice for me to get my 400th win,” Wise said. “Going into the season, I had 390 wins, and I didn’t think we were going to win 10 matches. Last year, we were by far the hands down favorite to win the MIC, and this year the was no mention of us. The improvement of the boys was great, and they played above their games.”

Taylor’s singles players dropped a total of five games as No. 1 Jack Lipchik won 6-2, 6-0, No. 2 Camden Kimbler won 6-0, 6-2, and No. 3 Casey Glick won 6-1, 6-0.

The No. 1 doubles team of Cole Schroeder and Austin Douglas won in three sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 and the No. 2 doubles team of Connor Leicht and Caleb Copp won 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5).

“It was nice for the singles to come in and off the courts with three points, so it made it easier for the doubles teams to get their wins,” Wise added. “It was nice for the No. 2 doubles team to end the conference with a win.”

HAM. HTS. 3, WESTERN 2

The Panthers dropped a three-setter at No. 1 doubles, where Justin Groothuis and Vito Pulverenti fell 7-5, 6-7 (6-7), 6-0 to cap a hard-fought match in Arcadia.

Judson Quinn posted a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles for the Panthers (8-7, 4-3 MIC) to improve to 16-1 on the season and finish conference play at 7-0.

Western’s No. 2 doubles tandem of Kaleb Howard and Luke Florek fought off a 6-0 loss in the opening set, battling back to take the next two sets 6-3, 6-4 to improve to 15-2 on the season and also finish off a 7-0 run in conference play.

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