Thanks to Dakota Smith’s comeback victory at No. 1 singles, the Greenfield-Central boys tennis team topped New Palestine 3-2 Wednesday in its Hoosier Heritage Conference opener.
Smith defeated Brent Barrett 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, rallying from a 4-2 deficit in the third set.
Max Holtzclaw/Jake Kauth (No. 1 singles) and Bailey Hull/Zach Wright (No. 2 doubles) also prevailed for the Cougars, who moved to 4-0.
Holtzclaw estimated the last time G-C beat NP was in 2007.
“It’s obviously a good sign,” said the senior. “(We) can’t get too caught up on it though. Still a lot of tennis to be played.”
Greenfield-Central is at the Triton Central Invitational Saturday. New Palestine is at Shenandoah today.
Eastern Hancock 5, Rushville 0
The Royals moved to 4-0 Tuesday with a sweep of the Lions.
Ryan Speas won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Danny Rash (No. 2 singles), Garrett Hammond/Garek Ferguson (No. 1 doubles) and Corbin Jennings/Kirby Petry (No. 2 doubles) also prevailed in straight sets.
Brandon Ray rallied for a 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 3 singles, a match that lasted nearly three hours.
EH welcomes Hauser today.