Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc.

9150 North Meridian Street, Box 40650, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240-0650

Phone: 317-846-6601    Fax: 317-575-4244    Website: www.ihsaa.org

Blake Ress, Commissioner

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October 14, 2006

 

PARK TUDOR WINS SIXTH STATE TENNIS CROWN

Park Tudor (16-3) won two key doubles matches allowing the Panthers to defeat Homestead, 4-1, in the championship match of the IHSAA Boys Tennis Team State Finals at North Central High School.

 

It was the Panthers’ sixth state tennis championship and first since 2002. Dave Heffern has been the Park Tudor coach for the last five.

 

Freshman Kishan Shah made quick work of his Homestead opponent taking a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 3 singles for Park Tudor’s first point. Sophomore Juan Lopez and freshman Sam Miles followed with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 2 doubles for a 2-0 advantage.

 

Homestead (18-4) got on the board thanks to senior Greg Dillon’s 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 decision at No. 2 singles before Park Tudor clinched the state title at No. 1 doubles. Will Pearson and Luke Robbins, both seniors, defeated junior Danny Reecer and senior Josh Rifkin, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 as teammates rushed the court to celebrate.

 

Junior Kent Winingham also won at No. 1 singles for the final margin, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.

 

Park Tudor defeated Munster, 3-2, to advance to the afternoon final while Homestead edged 2005 participant Floyd Central, 3-2, in the other semifinal.

 

Homestead, coached by Jim Clark, finished as the state runner-up for the ninth time.

 

Championship

Park Tudor 4, Homestead 1. Park Tudor finishes 16-3; Homestead finishes 18-4.

Singles

1. Kent Winingham-11, Park Tudor def. Cameron Huffman-12, Homestead, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.

2. Greg Dillon-12, Homestead def. Michael Rardon-11, Park Tudor 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

3. Kishan Shah-9, Park Tudor def. Michael Zurcher-9, Homestead, 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles

1. Will Pearson-12 | Luke Robbins-12, Park Tudor def. Danny Reecer-11 | Josh Rifkin-12, Homestead, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.

2. Juan Lopez-10 | Sam Miles-9, Park Tudor def. Josh Butcher-12 | Geoff Norton-11, Homestead, 6-4, 6-3.

 

Consolation

Floyd Central 3, Munster 2. Floyd Central finishes 17-4; Munster finishes 21-3.

Singles

1. Joseph Boesing-12, Floyd Central def. Billy Heuer-10, Munster, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0.

2. Tom Cafmeyer-12, Munster def. Benjamin Boesing-10, Floyd Central, 6-3, 6-2.

3. Daniel Allar-12, Floyd Central def. Austin Wynn-10, Munster, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles

1. Craig Kirchgessner-12 | Adam Struble-10, Floyd Central def. Naveen Chaubal-12 | Tony Kanavos-12, Munster, 6-2, 6-0.

2. Ben Gouwens-12 | Ravi Shah-12, Munster def. Ryan King-12 | Ryan Knight-11, Floyd Central, 6-1, 6-1.

 

Semifinals

 

Park Tudor 3, Munster 2.

Singles

1. Billy Heuer-10, Munster def. Kent Winingham-11, Park Tudor, 2-6, 6-1, 1-1 retired.

2. Tom Cafmeyer-12, Munster def. Michael Rardon-11, Park Tudor, 6-2, 4-6, 2-0 retired.

3. Kishan Shah-9, Park Tudor def. Austin Wynn-10, Munster, 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles

1. Will Pearson-12 | Luke Robbins-12, Park Tudor def. Naveen Chaubal-12 | Tony Kanavos-12, Munster, 6-3, 7-5.

2. Juan Lopez-10 | Sam Miles-9, Park Tudor def. Ben Gouwens-12 | Ravi Shah-12, Munster, 6-2, 6-4.

 

Homestead 3, Floyd Central 2.

Singles

1. Joseph Boesing-12, Floyd Central def. Cameron Huffman-12, Homestead, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

2. Benjamin Boesing-10, Floyd Central def. Greg Dillon-12, Homestead, 6-3, 6-4.

3. Michael Zurcher-9, Homestead def. Derrick Smith-12, Floyd Central, 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles

1. Danny Reecer-11 | Josh Rifkin-12, Homestead def. Craig Kirchgessner-12 | Adam Struble-10, Floyd Central, 6-4, 7-5.

2. Josh Butcher-12 | Geoff Norton-11, Homestead def. Ryan King-12 | Ryan Knight-11, Floyd Central, 6-4, 6-4.

 

 

HOMESTEAD’S CAMERON HUFFMAN NAMED MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD WINNER

Homestead No. 1 singles player Cameron Huffman was selected by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee as the winner of the Mental Attitude Award in Boys Tennis.

 

Huffman was a second team all-state pick in 2005, was all-district a year ago and has been an all-conference selection the last three seasons. He served as team captain as a junior and senior.

 

Academically, he ranks in the top 15 percent of his graduating class and intends to study pre-med at Wabash College or Indiana University.

 

He is the son of Dave and Jena Huffman of Fort Wayne.

 

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, presented a scholarship check for $1,000.00 to Homestead High School in the name of Huffman.  Since 1989, more than $551,000 in college scholarships has been presented by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance to deserving high school students in Indiana.

 

VSN MEANS ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY

Visit our friends at Visual Sports Network, the IHSAA’s official photographer for all state championship events and one of the leading action photographers in the Midwest. VSN, which was on site both days, has captured thousands of images from this year’s Girls Golf State Finals and will have them ready for viewing and purchase beginning Monday, Oct. 2.

 

STATE FINALS PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

Couldn’t be at tennis state finals? You can still purchase a copy of the official souvenir program while supplies last! Programs are $3.00 if you purchase in person at the IHSAA Office (9150 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis) or $5.00 by mail (postage included). To order, have your Visa or MasterCard ready and call us at 317-846-6601 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT).