Boys Tennis Team Falls to Twin Lakes in Sectional Championship


Vasan Nomany

Junior Peyton Zimmerman competes in a singles match against McCutcheon.

The Berries fell to Twin Lakes 2-3 in the sectional championship match-up on Thursday, September 29. 

In the Logansport vs. McCutcheon tennis match, Junior Aryan Patels prepare to serve during a singles match. (Vasan Nomany)

The Berries advanced to the championship match after defeating Carroll 5-o. Logansport was 3-0 in singles matches and 2-0 in doubles.

Against Carroll, junior Dylan Pearson won with scores of 6-1 and 6-0 in the No. 1 singles matches, junior Conner Penz won both sets 6-1 in the No. 2  singles match, and junior Cooper Smith won with scores of 6-2 and 6-1 in the No. 3 singles match. 

“Our feeling as a team heading into sectionals was that we were going to compete with Twin Lakes, and it was going to be a close match,” Penz said.” It felt good to get a win in sectionals and advance to the championship.”

In doubles, junior Peyton Zimmerman and junior Aryan Patel won both sets 6-2. Sophomore Max Kitchell and sophomore Aiden Swank won 6-2 and 6-4 at the No. 2 doubles match.

“I feel that going into sectionals, I had little chance of winning individually, but as a team, there was a great possibility of winning,” Zimmerman said. “There should have been no excuse for us to lose against Carroll. I’m not surprised we won.” 

In the championship game, Pearson was defeated by scores of 6-2 and 6-3 in the No. 1 singles match. Penz won in the No. 2 singles match with scores of 6-3 and 6-3. Smith won the No. 3 singles match 6-4 and 7-5.

“I feel like we played well as a team. It really could’ve gone either way, especially at two doubles,” Penz said. “Losing 2-3 is disappointing, especially to Twin Lakes, but we’ve all improved individually.”

In the Logansport vs. McCutcheon tennis match, sophomore Aiden Swank and sophomore Max Kitchell compete in a doubles match. (Vasan Nomany)

Zimmerman and Patel were defeated in the No.1 doubles match by the scores of 6-0 and 6-3. Kitchell and Swank lost 6-3 and 6-2 in the No. 2 doubles match.

“After losing in sectionals, I feel that I played the best I had all season,” Zimmerman said. “We could have won, but we gave it all we had.” 

The Berries conclude their season with an 8-10 record.

The dynamic seven plan to return next year and hope to bring the sectional title back to Logansport.

“We plan to be a really solid team next year since we’ll mostly be seniors,” Penz said. “We appreciate our only senior this year, Ethan Hunt, as he contributed to our team this year.”