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Columbia City tennis tops ’Busco, 5-0

August 15, 2012

Post and Mail photos / Nicole Ott
Area tennis teams began their seasons Tuesday night. Columbia City hosted and defeated Churubusco at DeVol field. Left, Churubusco’s Landon Pearson (pictured) and his No. 1 doubles partner Brandon Wormcastle took Columbia City to three games, but were defeated in the final game.

COLUMBIA CITY — Churubusco’s and Columbia City’s tennis team’s opened their season’s with an intra-county match Tuesday night at DeVol Field in Columbia City.

The host team took a lopsided 5-0 win, despite a close No. 1 doubles match.

Columbia City’s No. 1 doubles team of Mason Coverstone and Blake Fearnow won the first game, 6-4, but Churubusco’s Brandon Wormcastle and Landon Pearson battled back to win the second game 6-3.

Columbia City’s pair retaliated with a 6-2 win in the second game to take the match. The home team swept No. 1 and No. 2 singles, with Derek Hinen defeating Luke Lillmars 6-0, 6-0, and Niko Rongos beating Cody Luttman 6-0, 6-0.

In No. 3 singles, Columbia City’s Drew Benedict won 6-3, 6-1 over Landon Lillmars of ’Busco.

The No. 2 doubles team of Austin Paul and Daniel Woll beat Grant Stephan and Brian Murphy of Churubusco by a 6-1, 6-4 score. Columbia City is at Warsaw tonight at 4:30 p.m. and Churubusco travels to South Side in Fort Wayne on Thursday.

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