Wildcat tennis returning to state finals

Jasper's boys tennis team pulled off what had never before been accomplished in the rich history of the program.

The Wildcats tipped Jeffersonville 4-1 in Saturday morning's single-match semistate at the Ed Yarbrough Tennis Complex, and it earned them a third straight trip to the state finals for the first time in program history. The ninth-ranked Wildcats (18-3) will tangle with No. 3 Indianapolis Park Tudor (14-4) at 3 p.m. Friday in the quarterfinals at Fishers High School; the semifinals and championship will be Saturday at Indianapolis North Central.

Jasper dumped Jeffersonville (19-2) in straight sets at all three singles positions, and the Wildcats finished the victory with Ben Seng and Alex Allen's 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 7-5 rally past Justin Padgett and Chase Kayrouz as Seng and Allen trailed 4-1 in the third set and fought off a match point at 5-4.

This story will be updated Monday in The Herald and online at DuboisCountyHerald.com.


Jasper 4, Jeffersonville 1
E. Seng (Jas) def. Hunt 6-1, 6-2
Weaver (Jas) def. Winchell 6-3, 6-1
Mathies (Jas) def. Buntin 6-2, 6-1
Reilley/Coward (Jeff) def. Hochgesang/Kemker 6-3, 6-2
B. Seng/Allen (Jas) def. Padgett/Kayrouz 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 7-5

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