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October 4, 2013

Favorites advance in tennis sectional

Wildkats, Titans to meet in today's tennis sectional final

(Continued)

The title match is at 4 p.m.

Taylor 5, Northwestern 0

The Titans (14-3) won four of their five spots in straight sets, including 6-0, 6-0 wins from Jack Lipchik and Camden Kimbler at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively.

Casey Glick was a 6-4, 6-2 winner at No. 3 singles, while the Titans’ No. 1 tandem of Austin Douglas and Cole Schroeder took a 6-3, 6-2 decision.

The No. 2 duo of Connor Leicht and Treaver Harris completed the sweep with a three-set victory, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.

“That was a really good win for our 2 doubles team,” Taylor coach Dave Wise said. “Northwestern gave us a good match. Obviously our top players didn’t have too much trouble. Camden and Jack had pretty short matches. But, 3 singles and 1 doubles were good matches. No. 2 doubles went three sets, so it was a good workout.”

Taylor enters today looking for its first sectional championship since 1981.

“We’re ready to play the championship match, and are looking forward to facing Kokomo in the finals,” Wise said. “It’s the Kokomo Sectional so you have to play Kokomo. Someone asked me what our goals were at the beginning of the season. Well, our team was so young and inexperienced that we didn’t have goals. We were just going to take it day by day and match by match. This is a team that’s overachieved to this point, and I hope we’re not done.

“They’re aware of the ‘81 team, so they’re hoping make their mark in Taylor history.”

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