Knightstown tennis traveled to Blue River Valley to play a much-improved BRV squad Saturday morning. Coach Klein has recruited many of the varsity basketball team and we faced an opponent that averaged at least 6’ 2”.
Garrett Dalton dueled his way to a 6-2, 6-1 win to start the Panthers off with a point. Cooper Davis faced down a skilled #2 Singles player, winning a tiebreak first set 7-6 but dominating the second set 6-1 for the 2nd court victory. Kyle Johnson and Connor Pyle at #1 Doubles have been undefeated so far this year save a medical forfeit, and played their normal consistent game winning 6-2, 6-1.
Dylan Chandler and Connor Keith got back on track at #2 Doubles, winning 6-1, 6-4. Brady Howell, the ‘King of the 3rd Set’, played another marathon match at #3 Singles, finishing the sweep with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 win.
JV played well, upending BRV on every court. Aiden Richardson won at #1 Singles JV matches 8-3. Jace Wilkerson and Ethan Woods teamed up at #1 Doubles JV, shutting out their BRV opponent 6-0.
The Panthers have another busy week ahead, facing Shenandoah away on Monday, TEC opponents Winchester and Union City on Tuesday and Wednesday, then the County Tournament and a JV Tournament on Saturday.