By Steven Kochersperger
The Mount Vernon boys tennis team had high hopes heading into Sectionals this week. With a season record of 15-2 the team and coaches were ready for post season play. And when the week ended all the hopes and readiness ended in jubilation as the Wildcats won the sectional beating Evansville Reitz 5-0 in the semi-finals and Mater Dei 4-1 in the championship match. The Cats were impressive in sectional play, especially in singles. In fact, Mount Vernon singles swept their sectional opponents to lead the way.
In doubles play Wildcats Seth Reeves and Luke Stienhart defeated Reitz’s Jeremy Sandefur and Ben Campbell 6-2, 6-1 but lost to Mater Dei’s number 1 doubles team 6-4, 6-0. Logan Brown and Hunter Wilson rounded out the Wildcats championship week with wins over Mater Dei opponents Matt Devault and Drew Winiger 6-2, 6-3.
The Wildcats head into the Regional matchups this week looking to make some noise and continue the great season they have had so far. The Wildcats will open Regional play against Castle High School Tuesday at 5 in Evansville.
Castle will be a formidable opponent as they just won their 19th straight tennis sectional Saturday. The two teams did play this year with Mount Vernon winning 4-1.