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Although the Blackford County boys’ tennis team was unable to claim the top prize at the Muncie Central Invitational Saturday, there were some bright moments for the Bruins. 

Jacob Ludwig was able to pull off an impressive victory at second singles, and the first doubles team, comprised of Jace Keplinger and Damon Thompson, was able to win as well. 

Blackford fell to Elwood 2-3, and to Jay County and Muncie Central 5-0.

Tournament Reuslts

1st Place Jay County

2nd Place Muncie Central

3rd Place Elwood

4th Place Blackford 

Indfividual Results

Elwood 3 Blackford 2:

#1 Singles

Mason Robison (El) def Gavin Wolfgnag (B) 6-4, 6-4

#2 Singles

Jacob Ludwig (B) def Kevin Beaman (El) 6-0, 6-2

#3 Singles

Ethan Haas (El) def Dominic Fortino (B) 6-3, 6-3 

#1 Doubles

Jace Keplinger/ Damon Thompson (B) def 

Josh Pete/ Cole Ruder (El) 6-4, 6-3 

#2 Doubles

Beau Brandon/ Owen Hinchman (El) def 

Derrick Elliott/ Charlie Crabtree (B) 6-4, 6-1

Muncie Central 5 Blackford 0:

#1 Singles 

Jacob Emert (MC) def Jacob Ludwig (B) 6-0, 6-0

#2 Singles

Tyler Walker (MC) def Dominic Fortino (B) 6-0, 6-0

#3 Singles

Tanner Townsend (MC) def Derrick Elliott (B) 6-0, 6-2 

#1 Doubles

William Sue/ Tobie Byrn (MC) def 

Jace Keplinger/ Damon Thompson (B) 4-6, 7-5, 10-5

#2 Doubles

Braxton Mercer/ Jordan Blair (MC) def 

Gavin Wolfgang/ Lucas Penrod (B) 6-1, 6-1

Jay County 5 Blackford 0:

#1 Singles

Crosby Heniser (JC) def Jacob Ludwig (B) 6-0, 6-2

#2 Singles

Simon Dirksen (JC) def Dominic Fortino 6-1, 6-0

#3 Singles

Abraham Dirksen (JC) def Charlie Crabtree (B) 6-0, 6-1

#1 Doubles

Franklin Crump/ Gavin Myers (JC) def 

Gavin Wolfgang/ Derrick Elliott (B) 6-3, 6-0

#2 Doubles

Darius Esparza/ Austin Dirksen (JC) def 

Derrick Elliott/ Lucas Penrod (B) 6-1, 6-2