FORTVILLE — Coaches talk about making adjustments when things could be going better than they have been.
It’s no different in tennis than in football and basketball, and that’s what New Palestine’s Chris Hardin did for the Dragons to retain the top spot in the Hancock County Tournament.
NP got powerful performances by its four champions, and game efforts by its three runners-up Saturday at Mt. Vernon, as the Dragons won their third successive title.
The Dragons scored 27 points to Greenfield-Central’s 22. MV was third with 11. Teams got four points for final-match wins, three for first-round victories and two for winning third-place matches.
“At the beginning of the year, we went through about five or six different lineups until we found something that seemed like we were playing strong at all positions,” Hardin said. “We’ve been at this lineup the past three matches.”
NP’s No. 2 and 3 singles players, and its No. 2 doubles team did not lose a set in either the morning or afternoon rounds.