Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


October 21, 2013


Pirate tennis trio makes school history

The Greensburg boys tennis program just keeps making school history these days.

All three Pirates who advanced individually have clinched a trip to the state tournament after winning regional championships Saturday.

Senior Collin Rigney, who qualified for the state finals as a freshman, returns at first singles. The first doubles duo of seniors Tom Lawrence and Kyle Colson made it three state contenders for the first time in Greensburg tennis history.

Head coach Gary Bailey said this is the best the Pirates have ever been represented in the state tournament.

“I’ve been coaching since the late 80’s,” said Bailey. “To get both of these teams in is unreal. Yesterday was probably was one of my most satisfying days I’ve ever had.”

Rigney entered the regional tournament with 88 career wins, one short of the school record. He tied the record in the first round, beating Jared Hamilton (24-1) of Evansville Central 6-3, 6-4.

“It was a good match,” said Bailey. “Collin had to work hard. The Hamilton player was really good.”

Rigney tallied his ninth varsity win with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Logan Charbonneau (22-6), a freshman from New Albany.

“The kid is a solid player,” said Bailey of Charbonneau. “He has a bright future.”

Rigney improves to 25-0 on the season and stands at 90-5 for his career. He last lost a regular-season varsity match in the second week of his sophomore year.

At first doubles, Colson and Lawrence took on an unbeaten team from North Posey Drake Davenport and Griffin Motz (24-0). The Pirate duo trailed the first set 5-4, but fought back to win 7-5. They took the second set 6-2 to advance to the final.

“North Posey wasn’t used to being down all year long,” said Bailey. “It broke their spirit.”

Lawrence served the first game of the championship match and delivered four aces in a row against Corydon Central’s Nick Keith and Jeremy Buess (9-3).

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