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Lanesville doubles player Josh Barnes smashes an overhead winner against South Central. Photo by Brian Smith (click for larger version)
September 25, 2013 | 10:54 AM
Hosting South Central last Wednesday, Lanesville came away with a 5-0 sweep against its rival.
Lanesville won every set against the Rebels, led by Zach Robinson's 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Parker Gabhart in No. 1 singles.
No. 2 singles went to Matt Husband, who defeated Tanner Stark 6-1, 6-4. Jon Ferree rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory in No. 3 singles over Austin Schoen.
On the doubles court, the Eagles team of McCubbins and Barnes defeated Henry Hentrup and Jack Turner 6-2, 7-6. In the tie-breaker, McCubbins/Barnes won a tight battle, 8-6. A court over in No. 2 doubles action, Dauphinee and Shaffer rolled past Dakota Lambert and Logan May 6-1, 6-2.
On Monday, the Eagles had a shot to win the Southern Athletic Conference when they visited Henryville. The Hornets, however, came away with a 3-2 win.
Lanesville's wins came in singles with Robinson and Husband landing victories. Both ended the SAC season with perfect 4-0 records.
The Eagles will have to wait to see how Henryville's season plays out to see if they will earn a share of the conference.
The postseason gets underway next Wednesday when Lanesville and South Central participate in the New Albany Sectional.
Corydon places 7th at Jasper Inv.
Corydon Central played in the Jasper Invitational on Sept. 14, tallying 12 points to place seventh.
With a tough field of competitors, Jasper took the team title with 60 points, followed by New Albany (31), Bloomington South (29) and Silver Creek (22).
No. 1 singles player Quinton Coffman picked up a win, defeating Forest Park's Blake Emmert 6-1, 6-1. In his placement match, Coffman battled Silver Creek's Brennan Thompson, but lost 6-3, 6-2.
Corydon Central's No. 1 doubles team of Jeremy Buess and Nick Keith scored a 6-2, 7-6 win over the Forest Park duo before dropping their placement match against Bloomington South.
Also scoring a victory for Corydon Central was No. 3 singles player Clayton Schreck, a 6-4, 4-6, 6-5 winner over Forest Park's Kade Olinger.
Rebels nip Christian Academy
South Central scored four wins Monday to defeat Christian Academy of Indiana, 4-1. Parker Gabhart scored a 6-1, 6-3 win over Justin Brown in No. 1 singles, while Tanner Stark won a tight No. 2 singles match against Cody Rehor 7-6 (7-5), 7-5.
Austin Schoen steamed past Patrick Fitzgibbon in No. 3 singles action, 6-2, 6-0.
"Austin Schoen gets the game ball today," South Central coach Casey Hogan said. "He stepped up for us and got a nice win. We didn't play super today, but we played smart enough to know if our forehands didn't have the spin we wanted to at least limit our unforced errors."
In doubles, Henry Hentrup and Jack Turner rallied to beat Seth Delbridge and Bradley Gay 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.
"Henry and Jack finally got some movement going and looked great in the come-back win," Hogan said. "We have a stretch of home matches ahead of us, and I'm hoping the nice weather and good crowds will give us a boost when we face powerhouses Silver Creek and Austin this week."