Northview tennis splits pair of road matches

Saturday, September 27, 2008
Carson Kleiber blasts a return shot in an earlier match. Kleiber split two matches at No. 3 singles this week.

Staff Report

TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview Knights split a pair of road matches this week, defeating Owen Valley while dropping a 5-0 decision to 10th-ranked Terre Haute North.

Against Owen Valley, Northview swept to wins paced by senior Austin Akers' win, 6-0, 6-0 over Jordan Truax at No. 1 singles.

Clint Reynolds added a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 2 and Carson Kleiber finished the singles' sweep with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Raymond Amos.

In doubles, Caleb Andrew and Joey Thomas won a hard fought battle at No. 2, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 against Mike Mahalay and Quinn Wilson. In the No. 1 doubles spot, Matt Nodley teamed with Caleb Mershon for a 6-4, 7-5 win.

In Thursday's match against Terre Haute North, the Knights performed well against a tough opponent despite the loss.

Clint Reynolds had a strong match at No. 2 singles before dropping a 6-3, 7-5 score to Nick Roby.

Akers fell in a 6-1, 6-2 decision to the Patriots' No. 1 players, Todd Butwin and Chris Holcomb defeated Kleiber by a 6-0, 6-1 count.

In doubles play, Drew Holcomb and Mike Eberle defeated Nodley and Mershon in a 6-0, 6-3 match while Parker Fulkerson and Nate Sanders won at No. 2 doubles against the Knights' duo of Andrews and Thomas.

The Knights host their annual invitational this morning against Washington, Sullivan and New Castle beginning at 10 a.m.

At T.H. North

Terre Haute North 5, Northview 0

Singles

No. 1: Todd Butwin (THN) wins over Austin Akers (Nv), 6-1, 6-2

No. 2: Nick Roby (THN) wins over Clint Reynolds (Nv), 6-3, 7-5 (7-0)

No. 3: Chris Holcomb (THN) wins over Carson Kleiber (Nv), 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1: Drew Holcomb and Michael Eberle (THN) wins over Matt Nodley and Caleb Mershon (Nv), 6-0, 6-3

No. 2: Nate Sanders and Parker Fulkerson (THN) wins over Joey Thomas and Caleb Andrews (Nv), 6-0, 6-0

Wednesday

At Owen Valley

Northview 5, Owen Valley 0

Singles

No. 1: Austin Akers (Nv) wins over Jordan Truax (OV), 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Clint Reynolds (Nv) wins over Bryan Redenbarger (OV), 6-3, 6-4

No. 3: Carson Kleiber (Nv) wins over Raymond Amos (OV), 6-0, 6-2

Doubles

No. 1: Matt Nodley and Caleb Mershon (Nv) win over Jacob Crouch and Randy Leintz, 6-4, 7-5

No. 2: Caleb Andrews and Joey Thomas win over Mike Mahalay and Quinn Wilson (OV), 6-4, 5-7, 6-3

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