By Josh Brown
Troy Daily News
TIPP CITY — The elements may not have been kind — in a number of ways.
But that didn’t stop Tippecanoe High School from hosting its third annual High School Tennis Classic on Saturday and Sunday.
The tournament was originally scheduled to be held outdoors at Tippecanoe Middle School, and the players competed in Saturday’s 95-degree-plus heat and humidity. Sunday was hot and muggy, as well, but thunderstorms forced the action to be moved indoors to nearby Schroeder Tennis Center, where the tournament was completed.
In the boys singles bracket, Kessler Hackenberger rallied to win the championship, defeating Genki Masunaga in three sets by winning 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.
In the boys singles backdraw final, Luke Blake defeated Colin Maalouf 6-0, 6-0 to claim third place.
In the girls singles bracket, Dakota Schroeder won the championship in another three-setter, defeating Mira Patel 4-6, 6-0, 10-5.
In the girls singles backdraw final, Taylen Kaster defeated Isabel Haley in three sets, 6-2, 6-7, 10-5.
In the doubles bracket, Mira Patel and Kessler Hackenberger teamed up to win the championship, defeating Aaron Davis and Noah George in a pro-set match, 8-5.
In the doubles backdraw final, Katy Schultz and Taylen Kaster claimed third place, defeating Elizabeth Kueterman and Emma Gagnon 8-0.
“The players battled through the elements, with 95-degree heat on Saturday and a thunderstorm on Sunday,” Tippecanoe High School tennis coach Kaci Matthews said. “There was some great competition and a lot of motivated players out there battling it out.”
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