The Dragons varsity tennis team hosted the Shelbyville Golden Bears in a Heritage Hoosier Conference match and cruised to a 5-0 victory.
No. 1 singles for the Dragons, Matthew True continued his impressive streak of form when he easily defeated senior Evan Phares 6-0, 6-2.
No. 2 singles player for NP, Ben Blachly found himself down 3-0 in the 1st set against senior Luke Foltz. At that stage he changed his strategy and recovered well. The tenacious Blachly did not lose another game and went on to win the match 6-3, 6-0.
Dragons No. 3 singles player Carson Gavin played with more confidence against senior Bryce Asher. Gavin’s consistent groundstrokes set up a 6-1, 6-3 win.
No. 1 doubles pairing of Nick Rusche and Colby Wagoner produced a high intensity performance against the Bears’ Conner Phelps and Luke Asher. The Dragons aggressive style earned them a 6-3, 6-2 victory.
NP’s No. 2 doubles team of David Hockett and Dane Reid played outstanding doubles to totally dominate opponents Matthew Bunton and Layton Stieneker – winning 6-1, 6-0.
The Dragons JV team won 3-1 with Trevor Darley and Aidan Miller winning their singles matches. The No 1 doubles pairing of seniors Steven Gutzwiller and Nathan Hubbard played well to beat Alex Knarr and Austin Owenger 8-2.
The Dragons varsity team moved to 8-3 for the season – and to an impressive 4-0 in the HHC. NP host Greenwood and University on Saturday.