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BOYS TENNIS: Stars add to their hardware

Members of the BNL tennis team celebrate after winning the Edgewood Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Members of the BNL tennis team celebrate after winning the Edgewood Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

BNL matches school record

and posts 3rd tournament

win with Edgewood crown

ELLETTSVILLE – Bedford North Lawrence posted its third tournament victory of the season and matched the single-season school record for wins while winning the title in the Edgewood Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

The Stars conquered Owen Valley 4-1 in the first round and swept past Edgewood 5-0 to claim the championship and improve to 15-6 this season.

BNL dominated singles in both contests, dropping only 9 games in the six matches.

In the opening round against the Patriots, BNL’s Ian Dillman topped Miguel Filho 6-0, 6-1, Brandt Callahan brushed off Coy Byerly 6-0, 6-0 at No.2, and Logan Bland Chastain conquered Isaiah Johnson 6-2, 6-1 at No.3. BNL also claimed No.2 doubles as Isaac Titche and Christopher Kidd stopped Drew Mauder and Keaton Richardson 6-1, 6-4

The Stars also controlled all the courts in the final against the Mustangs. Dillman decked Austin Hammond 6-0, 6-0 at No.1 singles, Callahan clubbed Evan Whitlow 6-3, 6-0 at No.2, and Bland-Chastain smacked Houston Holmes 6-2, 6-0.

In doubles, Alex East and Corbin Bushey combined for a 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3 comeback win over Tyler Lunn and Noah Brooks at No.1, while Titche and Kidd downed Ben Holmes and Jake Stevens 6-3, 6-2 at No.2.

“The biggest thrill was hearing people talk about getting better in the future,” BNL coach Donnie Thomas said. “We’re having success and we’ve got people thinking about helping their kids improve. If we can get that started, it would make a super difference. Hopefully we can keep this going.”

BNL will conclude the regular season at Edgewood on Monday. The IHSAA will also announce the sectional pairings on Monday.

EDGEWOOD INVITATIONAL

First round

BNL 4, Owen Valley 1

Singles: 1. Ian Dillman, BNL d. Miguel Filho 6-0, 6-1; 2. Brandt Callahan, BNL d. Coy Byerly 6-0, 6-0; 3. Logan Bland-Chastain d. Isaiah Johnson 6-2, 6-1

Doubles: 1. Ryne Heckman and Zack Carver, E d. Alex East and Corbin Bushey 7-5, 6-4; 2. Isaac Titche and Christopher Kidd, BNL d. Drew Mauder and Keaton Richardson 6-1, 6-4

Edgewood 4, BNL B 1

Singles: 1. Austin Hammond, E d. Jacob Bair 6-1, 6-3; 2. Evan Whitlow, E d. Kishan Patel 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); 3. Houston Holmes, E d. Wyatt Scherschel 6-4, 4-6, 10-1

Doubles: 1. Tyler Lunn and Noah Brooks, E d. Luke Foreman and Brendan Housel 6-0, 6-0; 2. Ben Pritchett and Kartik Patel, BNL d. Ben Holmes and Jake Stevens 6-4, 7-5

Consolation round

Owen Valley 4, BNL B 1

Singles: 1. Jacob Bair, BNL d. Miguel Fihlo 7-6 (7-0), 6-1; 2. Coy Byerly, OV d. Kishan Patel 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5); 3. Isaiah Johnson, OV d. Wyatt Scherschel 6-0, 6-4

Doubles: 1. Ryne Heckman and Zack Carver, OV d. Ben Pritchett and Karik Patel 6-1, 6-2; 2. Drew Mauder and Keaton Richardson, OV d. Luke Foreman and Brendan Housel 6-2, 6-2

Championship

BNL 5, Edgewood 0

Singles: 1. Ian Dillman d. Austin Hammond 6-0, 6-0; 2. Brandt Callahan d. Evan Whitlow 6-3, 6-0; 3. Logan Bland-Chastain d. Houston Holmes 6-2, 6-0

Doubles: 1. Alex East and Corbin Bushey d. Tyler Lunn and Noah Brooks 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3; 2. Isaac Titche and Christopher Kidd d. Ben Holmes and Jake Stevens 6-3, 6-2