Cats, Raiders prevail on tennis court

From Herald Staff Reports

The Jasper boys tennis team had to work a little extra to do it, but the seventh-ranked Wildcats secured their sixth 5-0 victory of the season Wednesday at the Ed Yarbrough Tennis Complex.

E. Seng

Jasper finished a sweep of New Albany after No. 1 doubles duo Luke Hochgesang and Joe Kemker went the distance to edge Tanner Goller and Jake Kennard 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-0). At No. 1 singles, Jasper’s Eli Seng overcame a second-set blip to beat Logan Charboneau 6-2, 0-6, 6-2.

Ben Seng and Nick Monesmith prevailed 7-5, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles for the Cats (7-1), while Grant Weaver picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles and Logan Mathies cruised 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 for Jasper.

In other boys tennis:

Raiders 3, Chargers 2: The No. 2 doubles tandem of Andrew Recker and Jose Ferrusquia sealed Southridge’s Pocket Athletic Conference triumph, as they downed Sam Stone and Drew Welch 7-5, 6-2 to help the Raiders finish off a win over Pike Central in Huntingburg.

Tyler Gray eased to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Aaron Keepes at No. 1 singles for the Raiders (4-4, 3-1), who won for the fourth time in their last five matches. Corbin Neu was Southridge’s other winner with a 6-3, 6-4 verdict at No. 2 singles.

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