Titans Down Royals on Senior Night
by Jim Jeffries
LEWISVILLE – Senior Night for high school athletes is always a special and emotional night. It is a night to honor players that have put in a lot of time on a particular sport. For the parents and players, it is a night that signals nearly the end of an athletic career.
Tri High recognized their Titan senior tennis players Tuesday night before the start of their match against Eastern Hancock. The Titans honored a large group of seniors. Of the ten players in the program, seven are seniors. The Titan seniors recognized were Kyle Falck, Adam Glaze, Dylan Mofield, Peyton Robertson, Isaiah Steele, and twin brothers Dillon and Jarod Stevens.
After all the introductions, a competitive match was played, and Tri defeated the Royals 3-2.
The #2 doubles team of seniors Dylan Mofield and Dillon Stevens made quick work of Nate Cape and Bryce Wennen. The Tri duo won 6-2, 6-0. Shortly after, Jarod Stevens, along with fellow senior Isaiah Steele put away Royal seniors Brady Smith and Sam Blocher 6-3, 6-1.
The winning point came from senior Kyle Falck at #1 singles. He defeated Kodey Huff 6-1, 6-4.
At #2 and #3 singles, senior Adam Glaze and freshman Hunter Glandon fought hard, but each fell 2-6, 4-6. Glaze lost to Nolan Stout, while Glandon lost to Zeke Dixon. Daryl Frith played two junior varsity matches. He lost to Ethan Bolding 1-6 and senior Drake Smith 4-6.
Senior Peyton Robertson is currently injured and not playing any matches.
Tri High coach Duke Falck commented on his seniors, “This group of seniors, much like last years have been very special to me. I have been blessed to have had the privilege of seeing all of them grow up and turn into fine young men. I’m excited to see what all of them do in the future. They will be missed greatly.”
The Titans improved to 8-6 on the season and will host Blue River Valley on Thursday. Eastern Hancock fell to 7-3.