Scouting local boys tennis sectionals

2011-09-27T15:12:00Z 2011-10-28T04:27:28Z Scouting local boys tennis sectionals nwitimes.com
September 27, 2011 3:12 pm

Crown Point

Today

Kankakee Valley vs. Lake Central, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday

Rensselaer vs. Lowell, 4:15 p.m.

Crown Point vs. Winner Match 1, 4:15 p.m.

Championship, 6:30 p.m.

Favorite: Crown Point. Darkhorse: Lake Central.

Individuals to watch: Crown Point -- Daniel Smith, Sr.; Paul Kindall, Sr.; Patrick Mudd, Jr.; Kankakee Valley -- Luke Sanderson, So.; Lowell -- Harris Rosenbalm, Sr.; Ryan Wieser, Sr.; Brian Lubert, Sr.; Rensselaer -- Griffin Kanne, Sr.; Matt Haun, Sr.; Trent Junk, Sr.; Lake Central - Thomas Lozanoski, Sr.; John Hammerling, Sr.; Matt Falcone, Sr.

Fast fact: The Bulldogs are the defending sectional champions four years in a row. This is Lake Central's first year in the C.P. sectional.

LaPorte

Today

Michigan City vs. LaPorte, 4:30 p.m.

New Prairie vs. Marquette Catholic, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday

Championship, 4:30 p.m.

Favorite: LaPorte. Darkhorse: New Prairie.

Individuals to watch: LaPorte -- Mike Curtis, Sr.; Bryce Goetz, Sr.; Carter Perry, Sr., Michael Varda, Fr. Marquette Catholic -- Quinn Porter, Jr. Michigan City -- Brad Sebert, Sr.

Fast fact: The host Slicers have won 24 titles, including four in a row.

Merrillville

Today

Andrean vs. Calumet, 4 p.m.

Thursday

Merrillville vs. Hobart, 4 p.m.

Griffith vs. Winner Match 1, 4 p.m.

Championship, 6 p.m.

Favorite: Merrillville. Darkhorse: Hobart.

Individuals to watch: Andrean -- Jake McCoy, Sr.; Anthony Zaleski, So.; Michael Kinasieisicz, Fr.; Merrillville -- Leonard Mathews, Sr.; Hobart - Chris Moore, Sr.; Bobby Eberle, Jr.; Mike Bachman, Jr. Calumet -- Phillip Sopariz, Sr.; Jarret Taborski, Jr.; Steve Doran, Jr.; Lew Wallace -- Lewis Santiago, Sr.; Robert Collins, So.; Griffith -- Garrett Litke, Sr.; Kodie Hayes, Sr., Jordan Long, Jr.

Fast fact: The Brickies have won the last two sectional titles. The Pirates won six in a row from 2003-08.

Munster

Today

Munster vs. Bishop Noll, 4 p.m.

Thursday

Gavit vs. Highland, 4 p.m.

Clark vs. Winner Match 1, 4 p.m.

Friday

Championship, 4 p.m.

Favorite: Munster. Darkhorse: Highland.

Individuals to watch: Munster -- Jack Heiniger, Jr.; Ryan Heuer, Sr.; Michael Kitchell, Jr.; Gavit -- John Nicksic, Sr.; Ben Garrison, Sr.; Ryan Merrill, Sr.; Highland -- Jarhett Adams, Sr.; Kevin Schwartz, Sr.; Aaron McFarland, Jr. Bishop Noll -- Peter Larson, Sr.; Nick Skurka, Sr.; Spencer Hickey, So.; Clark -- Chris Miller, Sr.; Steven Garza, Sr.; James Murzyn, So.

Fast fact: The Mustangs have won 30 consecutive sectionals dating back to 1981. Highland moves to the sectional after winning seven titles in a row at home.

Portage

Today

Wheeler vs. Valparaiso, 4 p.m.

Portage vs. Chesterton, 4 p.m.

Thursday

Championship, 4 p.m.

Favorite: Valparaiso. Darkhorse: Wheeler

Individuals to watch: Chesterton -- Jack McCrum, Sr.; Portage -- Patrick Derr, Jr. Valparaiso -- Adam Crookston, Sr.; Ben Kalisch, Jr.; Marty Pochop, Jr. Wheeler -- Alex Dials, Sr.; Drew Heinold, Jr.; Jack Hibbard, Fr.

Fast fact: The Vikings have won 24 titles, including 15 in a row.

River Forest

Today

E.C. Central vs. Lake Station, 4 p.m.

River Forest vs. Morton, 4 p.m.

Thursday

West Side vs. Winner Match 2, 4 p.m.

Friday

Championship, 4 p.m.

Favorite: Morton. Darkhorse: E.C. Central.

Individuals to watch: E.C. Central -- Armando Nunez, Sr.; Guillermo Cabrerra, So.; West Side -- Symeon Colquitt, Jr.; Shawn Dukes, So.; Morton -- Ryan Robinson, Sr.; Michael Rangel, Jr.; Michael Hernandez, Jr.; River Forest -- Brian Breese, Sr.; Anthony Gonzalez, Sr.; Michael Bach, Jr.; Lake Station - Joe Dickerson; Nate Flores; Daniel Kado.

Fast fact: The Ingots have won nine consecutive sectionals. New entries Morton and E.C. Central bring tough competition to their new postseason digs.

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