Boys Tennis Sectionals Kick Off Tonight Against Greenwood


Photo by: H. Morrison

Junior Carson Contos looks to return a shot against his opponent.

Jack Forrest, Staff Writer

This week, the Trojans will compete at home for the sectional title and a chance to continue playing into the postseason. The CG boys team is looking to live up to last year’s team, as well as lay the groundwork for younger players.

“Last year we had a pretty good run through the tournaments, but this year we lost a bunch of our good seniors, so we’re trying to see what this team is worth and what we’ll be able to build on for next year,” junior Carson Contos said. “This year we’re pretty solid throughout, so we’ll need to fight definitely.”

Advancing from the sectionals means a shot at the regional title. However, moving past losses to No. 1 Carmel and No. 2 Homestead in the Trojan Classic may present a challenge. For junior Ryan Wiseman, though, the team needs to focus more on their upcoming matches.

“No [I will not be thinking about the losses], we’re just going to be focused on winning,” Wiseman said. “We’ve already played most of these teams, and we know what it’s going to be like, so we just know we got to compete.”

The team matches up against Greenwood tonight. Although the teams have not met before, the Trojans got a glimpse at their strengths earlier this season in the County Tournament.

“We’re going to have to win at spots besides No. 1 Singles, like No. 2 Doubles, Doubles, and then No. 3 singles and No. 2 singles. We’ve been really solid [in those matches],” Wiseman said.

If the team defeats Greenwood, they advance to tomorrow’s semi-final where they will take on Indian Creek. The first match of the sectionals starts at home tonight at 4:30.