2007-08 IHSAA Boys Tennis

The 28th Annual Singles State Tournament | The 18th Annual Doubles State Tournament

 

October 20, 2007

 

THIRD TIME IS A CHARM FOR SOUTH SIDEíS CARPENTER, UNBEATEN CENTER GROVE NOTCHES DOUBLES TITLE

 

On a beautiful, Indian summer day, with temperatures in mid 70ís, Fort Wayne South Sideís Derek Carpenter and the undefeated Center Grove doubles tandem of Matt Smith and Zane Smith notched state championships in the IHSAA Individual Tennis State Finals at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis.

 

The third time was most definitely a charm for Fort Wayne South Sideís Derek Carpenter.After being defeated in the state semifinals the previous two years, the scrappy Carpenter rallied after losing the first set to defeat Lawrence Centralís Dalton Albertin, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, for the singles championship.The senior finished the season with a record of 25-2, including 9-0 in the post season, to become the first player from Fort Wayne South Side to earn a state singles title.

 

Carpenter defeated South Bend Adamsí Omar Turk in the morning semifinals, 6-0, 6-2, while Albertin disposed of Evansville Memorialís Ben Carroll, 6-2, 6-1.Albertin, a junior, finished the season with a record of 20-5.

 

In doubles, seniors Matt Smith and Zane Smith captured their second doubles state championship (other coming in 2005-06) with a 6-1, 7-5, victory over Deltaís Dan Klingenberg and Jeff Price.The Center Grove duo finished with a perfect 27-0 season record.Klingenberg and Price were dealt their first loss of the year finishing 29-1.

 

In the Saturday morning doubles semifinals, Smith and Smith cruised to a 6-1, 6-4, victory over Bloomington Southís Sean OíConnell and Kevin Zhang to earn a spot in the finals.The tandem of Klingenberg and Price defeated Jasperís Tanner Niehaus and Pete Wilson, 6-4, 6-1, to earn the other spot in the championship match.

 

State Finals

Date: October 19-20, 2007.

Times: Friday quarterfinals at 2 pm; Saturday semifinals at 10 am; Saturday championship and consolation matches at 2 pm.

Site: Park Tudor School, 7200 N. College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46240 | School Website | Driving Directions

 

Singles

Note: Each individualís regular season record is listed first followed by their post-season tournament record.

 

Semifinals, Sat, 10 am ET

Derek Carpenter (12) Fort Wayne South Side (16-2, 8-0) def. Omar Turk (10) South Bend Adams (11-1, 4-1), 6-0, 6-2

Dalton Albertin (11) Lawrence Central (13-4, 7-0) def. Ben Carroll (12) Evansville Memorial (19-1, 7-1), 6-2, 6-1

 

Championship Match, 2 pm ET

Derek Carpenter (12) Fort Wayne South Side (16-2, 9-0) def. Dalton Albertin (11) Lawrence Central (13-4, 7-1), 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

 

Consolation Match, 2 pm ET

Ben Carroll (12) Evansville Memorial (19-1, 8-1) def. Omar Turk (10) South Bend Adams (11-1, 4-2) 6-2, 6-4

 

Doubles

Note: Each teamís regular season record is listed first followed by its post-season tournament record.

 

Quarterfinals, Fri, 2 pm ET

Matt Smith (12) | Zane Smith (12) Center Grove (17-0, 8-0) def. Charlie Hurst (10) | Adam Katz (12) Brebeuf Jesuit (18-2, 5-1), 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.

Sean OíConnell (11) | Kevin Zhang (12) Bloomington South (17-3, 9-0) def. Pat Behrens (12) | Austin Wynn (11) Munster (7-3, 6-1), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Dan Klingenberg (12) | Jeff Price (12) Delta (21-0, 7-0) def. David Cable (12) | Bryant Wiley (12) Manchester (17-1, 7-1), 6-2, 6-2.

Tanner Niehaus (11) | Pete Wilson (12) Jasper (15-4, 7-0) def. Geoff Bach (12) | Phil Kubisz (10) Highland (10-0, 6-1), 6-0, 6-4.

 

Semifinals, Sat, 10 am ET

Matt Smith (12) | Zane Smith (12) Center Grove (17-0, 9-0) def. Sean OíConnell (11) | Kevin Zhang (12) Bloomington South (17-3, 9-1), 6-1, 6-4.

Dan Klingenberg (12) | Jeff Price (12) Delta (21-0, 8-0) def. Tanner Niehaus (11) | Pete Wilson (12) Jasper (15-4, 7-1), 6-4, 6-1.

Championship Match, 2 pm ET

Matt Smith (12) | Zane Smith (12) Center Grove (17-0, 10-0) def. Dan Klingenberg (12) | Jeff Price (12) Delta (21-0, 8-1), 6-1, 7-5.

 

Consolation Match 2 pm ET

Sean OíConnell (11) | Kevin Zhang (12) Bloomington South (17-3, 10-1) def. Tanner Niehaus (11) | Pete Wilson (12) Jasper (15-4, 7-2), 7-6, 3-6, 7-6