The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released the draw for the 53rd Annual Boys Tennis State Tournament on Monday night via a Pairings Show on the IHSAA Champions Network (www.ihsaatv.org). IHSAA Media Release for the 2019 Boys Tennis State Tournament.
Covenant, competing in Sectional #2 at Ben Davis HS, is riding a streak of three straight sectional titles (2016-18). This matches a program-best three straight titles, as the Warriors won the Ben Davis sectional from 2009-11. CCHS will face Cardinal Ritter HS in the first round on Wednesday, October 2 at 5:00 pm. The CCHS/CRHS winner will advance to face the host Giants on Thursday at 5:00 pm in the semifinals. In the other semifinal match on the other side of the bracket, Speedway HS will face the International School of Indiana on Thursday at 5:00 pm. The Sectional #2 final will be played on Saturday at 10:00 am. Click here for the IHSAA Sectional brackets.
CCHS defeated Ritter, Ben Davis, and International 4-1 earlier this year in the regular season, and Speedway 5-0 despite some tight matches in several flights.
The winner of Sectional #2 will move on to face the winner of Sectional #4 (hosted by Lebanon HS) in Regional #1 at Plainfield HS beginning on Tuesday, October 8. As is the custom of the IHSAA State Tennis Tournaments, if a #1 Singles player or a #1 Doubles team go undefeated in the sectional, they can advance in the individual state tournament, even if their team does not advance.