2017-2018 Varsity Boys Tennis Schedule

Varsity Boys Tennis
Coaches:  Shawn Flanary (Head Coach); Greg Ostapa (Asst. Coach)
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
Jacob Ashburn
Nate Hemmerich
Kyle Hughes
Bret Lytle
Andrew Pervez
Jacob Chapel
Lucas Hubbard
Payton McClain
Daniel Socias Florit
Alex Bolinger
Connor Duncan
Nathanael Elkin
Harrison Reed
Jon Callane
Taylor Duncan
Jackson Richards
Drew Swain

Date Opponent Time Score
Aug. 14 Plymouth (T) 5:00 pm (W) 3-2
Aug. 16 Alexandria (T) 5:00 pm (W) 3-2
Winning at #1 singles on the night was Nate Hemmerich. Nate was the first victor off the court and won convincingly again by the score of 6-1, 6-1. Next to win for the Kats was Jon Callane. Jon continues to play impressive tennis and won by the score of 6-1, 6-2.

The third point to win the match would not come easy. Daniel Socias found himself in a hole at 5-2 in the first set, but rebounded nicely to take the set by the score of 7-5. Daniel then settled down and continued to pressure his opponent in the second set winning by the score of 6-3.

The doubles teams found themselves to be less experienced than their opponents. Alexandria returned one of the best doubles teams in the state! Despite this, I am proud of how Payton McClain and Jackson Richards competed. Alex Bolinger and Luke Hubbard also battled in a 6-2, 6-4 loss. I was pleased to see how both teams persevered!
- Coach Flanary
Aug. 17 Mississinewa (H) 5:00 pm (L) 3-2
Aug. 21 McCutcheon (T) 4:30 pm (L) 3-2
The Kokomo boys tennis team found themselves in another dog fight last night that ended in a 3-2 decision. Unfortunately, we would come up a little short in our effort. We traveled to face a much improved McCutcheon team that boasted one of the most talented freshmen in the state at #1. This made their team much deeper all of the way through in comparison to year’s past.

First off was Daniel Socias at #2 singles. Daniel played outstanding tennis and won by the score of 6-0, 6-0. McCutcheon would strike next at #2 doubles winning by the score of 6-2, 6-4. Luke Hubbard and Nathaniel Elkin battled to make the second set much closer than the first and I was proud of them for their attitudes and effort.

Kokomo would strike next at #3 singles. Jon Callane played outstanding tennis, closing his opponent out by the score of 6-3, 6-2. This was a great match for Jon against a quality opponent!

McCutcheon would fire back taking #1 doubles by the score of 6-2, 7-6. Payton McClain and Jackson Richards battled to make the second set much closer than the first. They almost forced a third set, but came up a little shy in the end.

The match came down to #1 singles featuring one of the best freshman “tennis” players in the state versus a super competitive athlete playing tennis for a third sport. I was so proud of how Nate Hemmerich battled using hustle, athleticism, and fire to make it a match, but in the end he just couldn’t crack his opponent to force a third. Nate played very well, but his opponent was on fire! Great effort Nate, and we are proud of your effort and leadership with the team!
​Coach Flanary
Aug. 24 Harrison (H) 5:00 pm (W) 3-2
Aug. 28 Frankfort (H) 5:00 pm (W) 5-0
Aug. 29 Northwestern (H) 5:00 pm (W) 5-0
Kokomo only dropped one game in three singles matches. Singles winners included Nate Hemmerich and Jon Callane with double bagel victories. Daniel Socias came away with a bagel and a French fry.

The doubles would also be straight set victors only losing a few games in the process. Payton McClain and Jackson Richards won by the score of 6-2, 6-1 and Alex Bolinger and Nathaniel Elkin won by the score of 6-3, 6-2.
​Coach Flanary
Aug. 30 North Central (T) 5:00 pm (L) 5-0
Sept. 5 Maconaquah (T) 4:30 pm (W) 4-1
Sept. 7 Logansport (H) 5:00 pm (W) 3-2
Sept. 9 KHS Invite (H) 9:00 am Kokomo was 1-2 in their invitational.
West Lafayette 4 - Kokomo 1
Delta 5 - Kokomo 0
Kokomo 3 - Lebanon 2
Sept. 12 Lafayette Jeff (T) 5:30 pm (W) 4-1
Last night the boy’s tennis team played an outstanding match on the road to defeat Lafayette Jeff by the score of 4-1. Lafayette Jeff is a dangerous team boasting a win over sectional rival Western, so we knew we had to be at our best. This victory helped the Kats to secure the #1 seed in the West Division going into Saturday’s NCC tourney.
​Coach Flanary
Sept. 13 Lapel (H) 5:00 pm Rained out - no make up
Sept. 16 NCC Tournament 10:00 am In round one the boys would come up against a very solid Richmond team that only had one loss on the season. The boys battled, but dropped the decision 5-0. Jon Callane’s match would prove to be the closest one, losing in three sets at #2 singles.

In the match for third and fourth place, Kokomo would find themselves up against a Harrison team they had defeated earlier in the season by the score of 3-2. This time it would be a tougher tale without #2 Daniel Socias.

The Kats would end up dropping this match by the score of 4-1.
​Coach Flanary
Sept. 18 Madison-Grant (H) 4:30 pm (W) 4-1
Sept. 20 Westfield (H) 5:00 pm  
Sept. 23 Wildkat Open (H) 9:00 am  

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