September 25, 2012
Boys Tennis Sectionals Begin Wednesday
Sectional matches around the state involving 299 teams and 3,036 students begin on Wednesday in the 46th Annual IHSAA Boys Tennis Team Tournament.
Survivors of the 64 sectionals which run through Saturday (Sept. 29) will advance to the 16 regional tournaments. Those semifinal matches are set for Tuesday, Oct. 2, and championships on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The four semi-states will be played Saturday, Oct. 6, and the state finals Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Indianapolis area.
Sectional pairings were drawn Monday by the host sites and are posted directly into the tournament brackets here.
Two-time defending state champion and No. 1 Carmel will open playing host to Guerin Catholic in the opening round of Sectional 5 on Wednesday.
Also of note, No. 9 Munster, which has won every sectional tournament it’s played in since 1981, is chasing a state record 32nd consecutive sectional crown this week. The Mustangs, currently tied with Homestead which won 31 straight from 1979-2009, are set to meet Highland in Sectional 40 on Wednesday afternoon. They also lead the state with 38 total sectional championships in the sport.
A link to the regional pairings in the individual tournament of singles and doubles players are also included below.
46th IHSAA Boys Tennis Team State Tournament
Dates: Sept. 26-29, 2012.
State Tournament Information (Team)
State Tournament Information (Individual Singles/Doubles)
State Coaches Poll (IHSTeCA)
Most Consecutive Sectional Championships
31 by Homestead (1979-2009); 31 by Munster (1981-current).
Active Sectional Championship Streaks (Three or more years)
25: Floyd Central.
23: Center Grove.
22: Silver Creek.
10: Evansville Memorial, Penn.
8: Culver Academies, New Albany.
6: Jasper, Logansport, Northview, Vincennes Rivet.
5: Crown Point, Jeffersonville, LaPorte.
4: Angola, East Noble, Marion, Norwell.
3: Bloomington South, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Covenant Christian (Indianapolis), Perry Meridian, South Bend St. Joseph.
Top 10 All-Time Sectional Championships
34: North Central (Indianapolis).
33: Columbus North (Columbus).
28: Floyd Central, Richmond, Silver Creek.
26: Brebeuf Jesuit, Center Grove, Crawfordsville.
About the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. (IHSAA)
Founded in 1903, the purpose of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. (IHSAA) is to encourage, regulate and give direction to wholesome amateur interschool athletic competition between its 408 member schools. The Association provides state championship tournament series in 20 sports, 10 for girls and 10 for boys. Approximately 160,000 student athletes participate in IHSAA sports on an annual basis.