EVANSVILLE — Despite losing to Princeton Community as a team, during the sectional last week, the Gibson Southern boys’ tennis team had one player advance through to the individual portion of the sectional.
With a win over Lance Stuckey on the No. 1 singles court last Wednesday, senior Jarrett Klusmeier kept his season alive.
Unfortunately on Tuesday, the Titans top singles player saw his season come to an end.
Klusmeier dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision to Evansville Day’s Braedon Christie at Evansville North.
The Titan senior ended his season with a sparkling 21-1 record.
Klusmeier mentioned Christie just overpowered him throughout the match.
“Yeah he was pretty good,” Klusmeier said of Chrisitie. “He was hard hitting which is something I was not used to during the regular season. Trying to get adjusted to those kind of hard shots, quickly was really hard.
“I would definitely say he had the hardest/fastest serve that I have faced all season and his forehands were pretty strong as well.”
The Titan did not do himself any favors as unforced errors led to many games for Christie.
“I was getting frustrated with myself for all of the errors,” Klusmeier stated. “But there’s nothing I can do about it now.”
Klusmeier entered the match undefeated, which is something he mentioned he is proud of throughout the season.
“I wish I could have kept it going a little while longer, but overall it was a great senior season to go out with,” he said. “I was really happy to make it through the regular season undefeated and I had a lot of fun with the team.”
Klusmeier was mobbed by his teammates after the match as each congratulated him on a great season.