FORT WAYNE – Disappointed that his Canterbury boys tennis team lost 5-0 to North Central in the state quarterfinals in Indianapolis?
Coach Jerry Gerig says yes.
But, because of the final result, was it a disappointing season? Hardly.
The guys knew that, while it was disappointing to lose to North Central, its been a great season, Gerig said. We were 21-0 going into that match, and we were ranked third. They have lot to be proud of.
Our guys get it that this was a great season. We had a lot of adversity with injuries and some sickness on the team, and we really had to change our lineup a lot just to win certain matches. We took each match as they came and played the lineup with whoever was healthy, and still managed to get to 21-0.
Junior Davis Huber lost 6-4, 1-6, 4-6 at No. 2 singles, while the No. 1 doubles team of senior William Wright and junior Chris Yahanda lost 7-5, 4-6, 4-6.
Junior Clay Hoffacker fell at No. 1 singles, sophomore Tom Filus lost at No. 3 singles, and the No. 2 doubles team of senior Patrick Downs and sophomore Chad Schouweiler lost in two sets.