By John Lachmann
Freshman Anthony Bosch rallied from a break down to win the second set in a tiebreaker as Covington Catholic shut out Conner, 5-0 in the NKAC championship match on Tuesday.
Bosch def. N. Eberhard, 6-2, 7-6; Moellering def. Elleman, 6-4, 6-2; Haught def. Ogata, 6-3, 6-4; Hussey-Schlachter def. Garnett-J. Eberhard, 6-1, 6-1; Wichmann-Wall def. Gil-Zeevarrt, 6-2, 6-1. RECORDS: CovCath 9-1, Conner 9-3.
RYLE 5, CAMPBELL COUNTY 0 – The Raiders bounced back with a shutout after losing to CovCath in a conference tournament semifinal on Monday.
O’Leary def. Geiman, 6-0, 6-3; Kalbaugh def. Walters, 6-4, 6-4; Shields def. Combs, 6-2, 6-0; Geis-Hudak def. Oldiges-Hyatt, 6-1, 6-3; Hawtrey-McNichol def. Boling-Glenn, 6-2, 6-0. RECORDS: Ryle 9-2, Campbell County 5-8.
BOONE COUNTY 5, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 0 – The Rebels moved over .500 with the shutout win.
Preisler def. Kraft, 6-2, 6-1; Guzman def. Johnson, 6-2, 6-2; Monhollon def. Wells, 6-1, 6-0; Sweeney-Speagle def. Kafas-Whitaker, 6-1, 6-0; Boone County won by forfeit. RECORD: Boone County 6-5.
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