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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.