Carmel Excessive Faculty senior Jones McNamar turned the primary Indiana boys tennis participant since 1991 to win a state doubles title with two totally different companions.
McNamar and junior Srisanth Malpeddi rapidly disposed of Delta’s Brandon Jackson and Walker Boyle, 6-0, 6-1, Oct. 26 within the IHSAA state championship match at Park Tudor Faculty.
“We have been somewhat nervous, however we knew what we would have liked to do,” McNamar stated. “We would have liked to focus for one or two hours and get it performed.”
CHS coach Bryan Hanan stated there was a little bit of irony in McNamar’s accomplishment as a result of Hanan, then a Heart Grove senior, and his associate, Paul Fraley, misplaced to North Central’s Joe Stimming and Drew Alden in 1991. The earlier yr, Stimming and associate Joe Liddy beat Lawrence North’s Mike Bostic and Rick Browne. Bostic is a former CHS boys tennis coach.
“That introduced up some unhealthy recollections,” Hanan stated of his loss.
Malpeddi and McNamar may have solely fond recollections of their 28-1 file at No. 1 doubles. Hanan stated the duo’s loss to Homestead earlier within the season was a wakeup name. Hanan loved watching the duo develop a friendship. Malpeddi and McNamar was observe rivals throughout problem matches.
“Now, they’re laughing and hugging,” Hanan stated.
McNamar received the state title with 2020 graduate Uday Lomada in 2019. The duo had performed collectively at No. 2 doubles the earlier season.
“So, we clicked actually simply,” McNamar stated. “With Srisanth it was somewhat harder. We struggled somewhat bit earlier within the yr however we saved getting higher all through the season and actually stepped up (within the remaining).”
McNamar and Malpeddi, who didn’t drop a set of their 10 postseason matches, avenged their loss to Homestead within the Oct. 16 crew state quarterfinals.
The Greyhounds edged North Central 3-2 Oct. 17 within the crew state championship.
“After we received the state title, I feel that basically motivated us to get the person doubles title,” Malpeddi stated. “I really feel like we work collectively rather well and have good chemistry.”