Logansport’s boys tennis team cruised to a 4-1 win over visiting McCutcheon Wednesday.
Bryan Zehner and Cory Rozzi took little time in dispatching their opponents at No. 1 and 2 singles, winning 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-0.
The Berries (11-2) also swept the doubles spots, as Dustin Clements and Kaleb Overway won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 and Nathaniel King and Lucas Eastburn won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2.
“They’re down,” Logan coach Mike Montgomery said of the Mavericks. “I think they adjusted their lineup and gave away the top two spots. Zehner and Rozzi really didn’t have a challenge. ... I figured we were going to win at 1 and 2 singles and the doubles should win, and they did.”
Zehner is now 12-2 on the season at No. 1 singles. He lost his first two matches of the season at the Lafayette Jeff Invite this past weekend.
“He lost against a Harrison player in three sets and to a Culver Academy player,” Montgomery said. “He probably shouldn’t have let the one get away from Harrison. That steamrolled him right through the next match. He was disappointed that he would have been in the finals of the tournament. He saw that out the window and didn’t play well the last match of the day.”
Rozzi finished runner-up at Jeff with the only loss coming against a player from No. 5-ranked Munster. He is now 11-3.
The Berries are taking a 3-0 North Central Conference mark into today’s key league match at Kokomo. But the Berries are short-handed as they have two starters that have been out of the lineup due to a violation of the school’s athletic code but will be back Saturday.
“Kokomo and Marion are teams we have not been able to solve. They’ve been the top two teams in the NCC and we’ve been not that far from them,” Montgomery said. “Everything will have to go right for us [today]. Zehner and Rozzi have to play extremely well to win and one of the two doubles teams will have to come through. Both can do it. The invite helped at Lafayette seeing some really good teams like Munster, which is top ranked in that region, and Culver Academy is a lot better this year. It’s good to play that caliber of teams.”
Logan also has two NCC matches at home on Saturday against New Castle and Anderson.
Cass 3, Northwestern 2
The Kings improved to 8-8 and 2-3 in the Mid-Indiana Conference with the win at Northwestern.
Brady Truman sealed the win for the Kings with a 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 win at No. 2 singles.
Also for Cass, Nick Jackson won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, and Ryan Aldridge and Brennen Garland won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
Nolan Lowe was defeated 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Riley Johnson and Jake Gremelspacher lost 6-7 (7-4), 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles.
Pioneer 205, Maconaquah 229
The Panthers improved to 11-3 with the win at the Peru Municipal course.
Mati DeWitt medaled with a 45 for Pioneer. She was followed by Jamie Musselman (50), Nicole Schroder (54) and Mikayla Greiner (56).
Olivia Sharp paced the Braves with a 51.
Pioneer coach Dale Samuels thought his squad had a bit of a letdown after Tuesday’s win at Logansport and said he had two seniors who were home due to illness. He added, “I thought we did really well going over there and shooting around the 200 mark, which is really good for us.”
Pioneer travels to Cass tonight in the final tuneup before Friday’s sectional at Chippendale Golf Course.
Marion 2, Logansport 1
The Berries dropped to 5-6 and 2-1 in the North Central Conference with the loss on the road Tuesday.
Ramon DeLatore had the lone goal for the Berries on an assist by Pedro Hernandez.
“It was a tough loss. We played well enough to win,” Logan coach Mike Turner said. “We had some good opportunities, we just have to be more dominant with our shooting. Ramon DeLatore got us the lead in the first half, but we gave up a free kick and Marion found the back of the net. On their winning goal, we just got beat to the back post.
“We’re still in the conference, we just have to win out.”
Caston 3, North Miami 3
Braden Moss scored two goals and added an assist to help the Comets tie the Warriors Tuesday in Fulton.
Nicola Stojkovic scored the third goal for the Comets, who took a 3-1 lead into halftime.
“Despite the lead, we started the game very flat and played uninspired,” Caston coach Nars Sanchez said. “It wasn’t till Mossy scored that the team woke up and started to control the pace of the game. We possessed the majority of the half and were able to create ample chances on goal, a multiple on frame and three for goals. I was happy with the ball movement and the manner in which we attacked open spaces both in front and behind the NM back four.
“The second half was a different story. We still did a great job of controlling the pace of the game and maintaining the majority of possession. However, NM struck with numerous counters that the Comet defenders were just not able to contend with. NM strikers repeatedly beat us to balls behind our defensive back four. NM had multiple shots on goal, netting two and fighting hard for the tie.”