The Knights boys tennis team won their second home match in as many days by beating the Benton Central Bison at Rohrman Courts on Tuesday evening. The Knights No. 1 doubles team of Griffin Chyall and Nolan Pickerill (LCC) sealed the team victory by taking the third point of the evening with their 6-3, 6-4 win. Earlier in the match the Knights no. 2 doubles team of Michael Fusiek and Sam Siemers (LCC) won in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. Dylan Riley (LCC) was first off the courts with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 3 singles. After dropping their first sets, the Bison won the second sets and forced tie-breaker sets at No 1 and No 2 singles against seniors Patrick Gothard (LCC) and Sebastian Lux (LCC), Lux held off Cael Williams (BC) to win the tie breaker 10-4 at No. 2 singles, while Gothard fell to Alex Thurston (BC) 10-7 at No. 1 singles in an exciting and well-played match by both competitors.
The Knights JV team continues their winning streak with wins at all of the JV matches against the Bison.
Central Catholic 4, Benton Central 1
No. 1 Singles Alex Thurston (BC) def. Patrick Gothard (LCC) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)
No. 2 Singles Sebastian Lux (LCC) def. Cael Williams (BC) 6-3, 6-7(4-7), 1-0 (10-4)
No. 3 Singles Dylan Riley (LCC) def. B. Buchanan (BC) 6-2, 6-1
No. 1 Doubles Griffin Chyall & Nolan Pickerill (LCC) def. Nick Fry and Kyron Deno 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 Doubles Michael Fusiek & Sam Siemers (LCC) def. Alex Brown & Kolton Goodman 6-1, 6-3
Junior Varsity Matches
JV Singles Nathan Bapst (LCC) def. Benton Central JV Singles 6-1
JV Singles Zach Melville (LCC) def. Benton Central JV Singles 6-3
JV Doubles Gavin Brkaric & Josh Siemers (LCC) def. Benton Central JV Doubles 6-0
JV Doubles A.J. Elsner & Riley Donohoe (LCC) def. Benton Central JV Doubles 6-1