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Knox Boy’s Tennis Finishes Historic Season
Coach Mark Krom knew that this could be “THE” year. They began the season with a single loss to Plymouth, then proceeded to win the next nine matches in a row, setting a new school record for consecutive wins. Knox would beat every NSC opponent, giving them a 6-0 record, which became incredibly important at the tournament in Bremen.
The team was named champions of the Knox Invitational. This was another first for the team. Individual champions were Davey Johnston at #1 Singles and Hunter Gilbert at #3 Singles. Runners up were Jordan Anderson at #2 Singles, Curtis Scherer and Scott Farus at #1 Doubles and Christian Jimenez and Daulton Materna at #2 Doubles. This was an eight team invitational.
Saturday, September 28th, the Knox Boy’s Tennis Team won their first ever Northern State Conference Championship. Davey Johnston concluded his NSC play with an astounding record of 36-0. He won individual titles every year of his high school career – at #2 Singles his freshman year, and at #1 Singles as a sophomore, junior and senior. Jordan Anderson also won in straight sets, earning the title at #2 Singles. Hunter Gilbert finished second at #3 Singles. Curtis Scherer and Scott Farus earned fourth place at #1 Doubles. Christian Jimenez and Daulton Materna earned third place at #2 Doubles. These finishes earned Knox 43 points in the tournament, tying them with Triton. However, because Knox was a perfect 6-0 in the regular season, they edged out Triton as the 2013 Northern State Conference Champions.
The team was able to set a school record for victories with a 12-3 overall record (13-4 when added with sectional play). Jordan Anderson set an individual school record with a 20-2 record at #2 Singles. Hunter Gilbert also set the mark for #3 Singles with a record of 17-4.
Knox defeated North Judson in the first round of the CMA Sectional, 3-2. They were defeated in the championship by CMA, with a score of 2-3.
The team was recently recognized by the Knox School Board of Trustees for their outstanding achievements.