Louisville Edges West Branch to Clinch NBC Outright
Louisville 3, West Branch 2
The Louisville Leopards edged the host West Branch Warriors 3-2 Thursday to clinch the NBC Outright. The Conference Championship is their third in as many years. With the victory, Louisville is now 14-1 overall and 9-0 against NBC foes.
The match came down to #3 Singles to determine the outcome. It took all three sets, but Vic Knebl pulled out the 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory to hand the Leopards the win and the league.
With the victory, Louisville has now defeated West Branch in 13 consecutive matches and leads the all-time series 52-4 overall. The Leopards will conclude NBC play at home against the Warriors on Senior Night, which is Thursday, May 8.
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the St. Ignatius Wildcats on Saturday, May 3 at 3:00 PM in the second round of the OTCA NE DI Boy’s Team Tournament.
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Jake Pukys (L) d. Danny Schlueter (WB) 6-0, 6-0
Tom Korda (WB) d. Nick Knebl (L) 6-1, 6-1
Vic Knebl (L) d. Jeremy Truex (WB) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
David Fether & Marshall Ney (WB) d. Alex Hall & Hunter Williams (L) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
Andy Hall & Kyle Robinson (L) d. Devin Wilson & Zach Minich (WB) 7-5, 6-2
RECORDS: Louisville 14-1, 9-0; West Branch 10-3, 6-3