Leo brings Viking netmen back to earth

Adam Zahm, one half of the second doubles team for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team, returns a shot in a match against visiting Leo on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Zahn and his partner, Jarrett Gray, lost in three sets as the Vikings got shut out, 0-5.
Adam Zahm, one half of the second doubles team for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team, returns a shot in a match against visiting Leo on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Zahn and his partner, Jarrett Gray, lost in three sets as the Vikings got shut out, 0-5. Photo by Steve Clark.

A powerhouse, visiting Leo team brought the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team back to earth with a 0-5 blanking on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The Vikings, winners of six of their last seven matches, won just one set on the day. The second doubles team of Jarrett Gray and Adam Zahm accomplished that in a 4-6, 6-3, 3-6 loss.

HNHS is now 6-6 on the season.

Auden Eckert at first singles lost for just the second time this season in a dual meet, falling 0-6, 1-6, to Eli Herran. Matt Karst at second singles was a 1-6, 0-6 loser to Isaac Steiner, and Thomas Schweller at third singles fell by the same score to Sam McDaniel.

The Vikings’ second doubles team of Spencer Atkinson and Clark Kitchen lost 0-6, 1-6, to Evan Roth and Josh Jakacki.

The Vikings’ junior varsity split six matches for a tie. HNHS winners were the doubles teams of Noah Zahn and Logan Moreland, which won twice, and Luke Eckert and Max Gilpin.