JASPER – For Jordan Wilson, it used to be a question of self belief. He and Jasper’s Grant Levy had been tied 2-2 in No. Three singles whilst Reitz and the Wildcats had been deadlocked 2-2 within the group standings with the Jasper Semistate boys’ tennis championship at the line.
Wilson blanked Levy 6-Zero on Saturday within the pivotal 3rd set to ship the Panthers to state for the primary time in class historical past.
“Because the fit went on, I were given my self belief again,” mentioned Wilson, a junior who progressed to 25-0. “I performed affected person. I wasn’t taking part in too neatly, however sooner or later I were given it again. In the second one set I began to search out my groove.”
Fellow singles participant Dylan Brown, a senior at No. 1, and sophomore William Hays, a sophomore at No 2, additionally progressed to 25-Zero as Reitz swept Jasper in singles to win the group identify.
When Wilson moved again to Evansville from powerhouse Floyd Central, Reitz trainer Cole Claybourn knew the Panthers had a possibility to advance deep into the match.
“At the moment, we’re celebrating an ideal win,” Claybourn mentioned. “We’re taking part in our luck, one thing we’ve by no means had earlier than (advancing to state). I’m happy with the lads.”
He mentioned Wilson began slowly, however knew his sport plan and progressively returned to shape. After dropping the primary set 6-3, Wilson beat Levy 6-2 in the second one set.
It used to be Hays who snapped a 2-2 tie, sparking Reitz previous Fort, 3-2, within the native regional ultimate Wednesday at North, hosted by way of Bosse. Wilson adopted his lead along with his decisive victory on Saturday.
No. 11 Reitz (22-0) will play No. 1 Carmel at 11 a.m. CDT on Friday within the state quarterfinals at Carmel.
“It indisputably feels superior to be part of it at Reitz,” Wilson mentioned. “Floyd Central has been a just right group for a very long time. Shifting again to Reitz, it used to be numerous amusing.”
Columbus North defeated Floyd Central 4-1 within the different Jasper Semistate fit.
Extra: Reunited Reitz boys tennis squad off to best possible get started in program historical past