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NH outlasts rivals by one for Invite

NH outlasts rivals by one for Invite
NH outlasts rivals by one for Invite
North HarrisonÂ’s No. 2 doubles team of Brandon Hawkins, right, and Brad Nowak prepare to return a shot. The duo went on to win the North Harrison Invitational in their playing position. Photo by Brian Smith (click for larger version)

North Harrison edged out rival Corydon Central by one point Saturday to capture the eight-team North Harrison Invitational.
Each of the normal playing positions ‘ one through three singles and No. 1 and 2 doubles ‘ competed in the event. The Cougars came out on the winning end, beating Corydon Central 48-47. Borden placed third (32 points), while South Central (30) was fourth and Lanesville (23) was sixth.
Andrew Dones was the top overall No. 1 singles player. The North Harrison netter soundly defeated Borden’s Josh Vollstedt 6-2, 6-2 in the championship round. On his way to the title, Dones defeated Corydon Central’s Quinton Coffman 6-2, 6-0, and followed with a win over Lanesville’s Zach Robinson in the semi-final.
Coffman later scored a win in the loser’s bracket, 8-1 (consolation matches played eight-game pro set), over Crawford County’s Remi Griswald. Coffman then fell to South Central’s Tyler Stark in the consolation final, 8-3.
North Harrison had a set of champions on the doubles court, when Brandon Hawkins and Brad Nowak won No. 2 doubles. They met up with Corydon Central’s Mitchell Frederick and Ryan Price in the final. Hawkins and Nowak came out ahead, 6-2, 6-1. The bracket opened with Hawkins-Nowak defeating Crawford County’s Brandon Laswell and Christian Mauck to eventually reach the championship.
Frederick-Price found a spot in the championship by sweeping Lanesville’s Spencer Dauphinee and Steven Schaeffer (7-5, 6-2) and Salem’s Kellen Hazelip and Derick Sinex (6-1, 6-4).
Not going home empty-handed, Corydon Central also had two champions.
In No. 1 doubles, Dalton Arnold and Nick Keith had to go three sets in the championship match against Lanesville’s Jon Ferree and Jake Chanley, 2-6, 6-4, 10-8 to earn top honors. Play in the semi-final was similar for the Arnold-Keith duo. It took three sets to down North Harrison’s Tyler Cockerham and Gage Arnold, 5-7, 6-3, 10-7.
In the opener, Arnold-Keith dropped South Central’s Parker Gabhart and Henry Dunn 7-6, 6-4.
Jeremy Buess also scored a title for Corydon Central, defeating Forest Park’s Trent Weyer 0-6, 6-2, 10-6 to capture No. 2 singles. Buess dropped his first set in each match but rallied to win each. On the way to the final, Buess defeated Salem’s Keenan Bowles (4-6, 6-3, 10-6) and North Harrison’s Jacob Outcult (4-6, 6-3, 10-6).
No. 3 singles was won by Borden’s Kamden Hurst, who defeated South Central’s Collin Kendall in the final.
Kendall reached the final by defeating Corydon Central’s Austin Brasfield in the semis 0-6, 6-1, 10-7. Brasfield had one win on the day, downing Salem’s Jordan Baker 6-3, 6-1 in the first round.
Team scores: 1. North Harrison 48, 2. Corydon Central 47, 3. Borden 32, 4. South Central 30, 5. Forest Park 23, 6. Lanesville 23, 7. Salem 18, 8. Crawford County 0.