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September 29, 2013

Brutus leads Purple Tigers over TC

Taylor claims share of MIC tennis title.

(Continued)

“It was a competitive match,” Western coach Andrew Miller said. “Our No. 1 doubles team fought off a pair of match points in that second set to force a third set and give us hope, but they just kind of ran out of gas. A 4-3 record in conference play is pretty solid for us with as young as we are. We have to figure out heading into the sectional where we’ll get a third point at. Our 1 singles and 2 doubles have been pretty consistent, but we’re still searching for a third point. I’m very proud of our team. In a quality match with a team like Hamilton Heights, we could tell how much we’ve improved throughout the year, especially with a team full of inexperienced players.”

KOKOMO 3, H. NORTH 2

The Wildkats finished the regular season on a positive note when the No. 2 doubles team of Blake Brookeshire and Jake Farkas won the No. 2 doubles match 6-4, 6-2 to tilt the team match the Kats’ way. Also for Kokomo, Craig Simon won the No. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-1 and Bryce York won the No. 2 match 6-1, 6-2. Kokomo finished the regular season 6-12 and 2-4 in the NCC.

“I thought our singles guys played outstanding,” Kokomo coach Shawn Flanary said. “Grant [Patterson, the No. 3 player] played pretty well too. Craig and Bryce controlled their matches too. [Huntington’s No. 2 doubles team] I think they maybe came in with only one conference loss and beat a Logan team that beat us pretty bad so I was glad to see our guys fired up and get a decisive point.”

EASTERN 5, CARROLL 0

The Comets celebrated senior night with a sweep of the Cougars, improving to 7-9 on the season.

Ryan Manfred won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Logan Colwell was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 2 singles, and Austin Chase took a 6-0, 6-1 decision at the No. 3 post to complete the singles sweep.

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