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Tiger Tennis wins Regionals and Sectionals

Tiger Tennis took care of business this weekend. | Photo by Adam Hardin

Tiger Tennis took care of business this weekend. | Photo by Steve Hardin

This week the Tigers competed in sectional and regional play. Juniors Matt Graft and Kamron Akrami won the doubles regional championship, while teammate Brandon Lancaster won the singles championship in dominating fashion. Lancaster dropped only 2 games during the entire tournament! The Tigers easily won their region and punched their ticket into the state tournament.

The Tigers also traveled to Elizabethtown this weekend to compete in sectionals at Freeman Lake. The Tigers were able to win sectionals without any issues to put them in the Final Four for state play.

Due to KHSAA tennis rules, after three matches are won by one team, all other matches are stopped. Here are the results from Saturday’s sectionals:

Round of 16 versus North Oldham (In order of finish)
1) Brandon Lancaster won 6-0, 6-0
2) Adam Hardin/Andy Keal won 6-1, 6-0
3) Drew Singerman won 6-0, 6-0

Elite Eight versus Trinity (In order of finish)
1) Brandon Lancaster won 6-0, 6-1
2) Matt Graft won 6-0, 6-0
3) Drew Singerman won 6-0, 6-0

Watch Drew Singerman’s match point to clinch the match vs Trinity! (HD!)

Senior Brandon Lancaster and sophomore Drew Singerman are red hot coming into tournament play. Lancaster appears to be one of the favorites heading into this weekend and he will be looking to capture his second straight state singles championship. Head Coach Kerry Lancaster has had his team working hard all season to prepare for this upcoming week. Next week the Tigers will travel to Lexington, KY to play for their 7th straight state title and 24th overall!

Go Tigers! We Are!

Tennis opens season with a win and the Iron Tigers win state

Brandon Lancaster | Photo by Tim Webb

Brandon Lancaster | Photo by Tim Webb

The Tiger Tennis team opened up its season Saturday in Lexington, hoping to add a 7th straight State Championship, by defeating the 2nd ranked team from Henry Clay 5-0. Leading the way was reigning State Singles Champion Brandon Lancaster. Teammates Drew Singerman and Matt Graft also picked up wins in singles. Senior Ben Gornet and Freshman Preston Cameron won a big doubles match on Court 1 and Patrick Koshewa and Kamron Akrami won on Court 2 doubles.

In a JV match, Alex Kopf-Moore won his singles match in a super breaker. The Tennis team hosts the Kentucky Dual this Saturday.

The Iron Tiger Powerlifting team won the 2015 Kentucky State Push-Pull Championship in both the Varsity and JV divisions. The Varsity team, which placed 10 lifters in the top 5, was led by state champions Grant LeNeave, Carter Mattingly, Joseph Fisher and runner up Christian Tippel. The JV team, which placed 19 lifters in the top 5, was led by state champions Clay Fitzhugh, Christian Tobbe, Evan Davis, Chase Carpenter and runner ups Cameron Harp, Sean McGarry, Nick Ford, Bryce Gittings, Ben Bell. Chase Carpenter also broke two St. X records.

Tiger Tennis hosts Manual

Tuesday, March 18 | 4:00 PM |¬†Charles A. Brown, Jr. ’58¬†Family Tennis Center | Louisville, KY

Manual Gameday Central


St. Xavier Tigers vs. DuPont Manual Crimsons
Tuesday, March 18th
Varsity Match – 4:00 PM
Louisville, KY