The Panther tennis team appears to be peaking at the right time, based on play tonight at New Castle. Knightstown beat Shenandoah 4-1, and are playing in the Sectional Finals tomorrow at 4:30. The 4 winning courts won by a combined total of 48-2, one of our best performances of the year.
Senior Cooper Davis jumped out early at #2 Singles, winning 6-0, 6-0. Garrett Dalton followed suit at #1 Singles, pitching another shutout at 6-0, 6-0.
Connor Pyle and Kyle Johnson posted another strong match at #1 Doubles, winning 6-1, 6-0. Not to be outdone, Senior Dylan Chandler and Junior Connor Keith locked down the #2 Doubles court with an identical score of 6-1, 6-0. Brady Howell played steady against his Shenandoah opponent at #3 Singles but lost 3-6, 0-6.
Knightstown will play New Castle in the Sectionals Championship match tomorrow starting at 4:30 PM at the Trojans home court. The Panthers have played a long and tiring stretch of tennis, with 5 matches in the last 6 days, but we’ll be ready to defend our Sectional Title.