They fought, scrapped and maximized what they were.
That defined Cathedral High School boys tennis in 2022, and that’s what second-year coach Jeff Giles will remember most about a season of adversity for the Irish.
It was a season of success for the Irish, too – a season highlighted by memorable individual moments and big-time performances en route to another City Championship.
“We had some good wins at the end of the year,” Giles said of a team that also finished with an overall varsity grade point average of 3.93.
This is a tough team, a resilient team.
If Jeff Giles didn’t already know that about Cathedral High School boys tennis in 2022, an impressive midseason stretch assured him it was true.
The Irish fought through adversity during that time, changing the course of the season against a difficult midseason schedule and helping the Irish – long of Central Indiana’s top boys tennis programs – prepare for what is expected to be a challenging postseason.
“We’re starting to pick it up and improve,” Giles said in mi...
This was a good start.
A solid foundation was laid for Cathedral High School boys tennis in 2021, which was one of the objectives in Jeff Giles’ first season as head coach.
Overcoming adversity and injury, and with a young team gaining valuable experience, Irish boys tennis – long one of Central Indiana’s top programs – spent the ’21 season ranked among Indiana’s top high school boys tennis programs. They capped the season with yet another City title.
“Overall, despite some early-season challenges, we en...
Congratulations to the boys tennis team on winning the City Tournament! Cathedral swept Heritage Christian in the championship match.
Great job, Irish!
Great job Irish Netters! Your victories over state runner-up North Central and a host of others has propelled the team into the 15 spot in the final Indiana state rankings.
Other Great News!
Levi Wotalik has been honored as an All-district 6 player
Alex Pohl and Sam Black have been named to the All-District doubles team
Levi Wojtalik and Isaac Michael have been nominated for academic all-state
This was a good fall for Cathedral High School boys tennis.
The Irish played the entire season, and that was notable considering the COVID-19 circumstances that have surrounded athletics at all levels in recent months.
Mark Noe said the program succeeded in a big way on the court, too.
“We had a good season,” said Noe, in his 19th season as the program’s coach.
Irish boys tennis, long one of the state’s top high school boys tennis programs, was that again in 2020. The Irish finished No. 15 in the Indiana High School Te...
Great Job to your # 14 Irish Netters.
Alex Pohl/Sam Black
Eli Carroll/ Fisher Van Rooy
5-0 win vs Bishop Chatard
Today-we will face # 5 North Central Panthers
4:30 pm at North Central -Come out and watch some great tennis.
Great job Irish Netters
Levi Wojtalik-6-0, 6-2
Isaac Michael-6-0, 6-1
Andrew Davey-5-7, 6-3, 6-0
Alex Pohl/Sam Black-7-6, 6-3
Eli Carroll/ Fisher Van Rooy-6-3, 6-2
GREAT JOB -
The Irish play Chatard on wednesday afternoon at 4pm-(North Central High School)
Great job last night to the Irish Netters-
They defeated a very tough North Central Panthers Tennis squad 3-2
The team played some great tennis and won as a team.
Levi Wojtalik had his hands full , played well but fell 4-6, 1-6
Isaac Michael played a very tough player but lost 3-6, 2-6
Andrew Davey played an excellent match and prevailed 6-0, 6-3
Alex Pohl and Sam Black played one the best matches in thier careers and won a three set battle 3-6, 6-2, 6-3-Bravo-this was the match of the day
Eli Carroll and Parker Ballew combined for the first time ...
Great Job Irish Netters !! They defeated Bishop Chatard 5-0
Jv also won 5-0
Great job to the following players
Tomorrow the Irish Netters play Roncalli at their place 4:30 pm
Great job to to the Irish Netters
They defeated the following teams:
Missisinewa -5-0 win
Fort Wayne Carroll-4-1 win
FINALS- HSE 4 Cathedral 1
2nd place finish
Well done to the following players:
Fisher Van Rooy
your 7-2 20th ranked Irish play Chatard tonight at 4:30 at Broad Ripple Park
Great match last night against a very tough and well coached Delta Eagles squad
The Irish were led by Isaac Michael with a straight set victory at 2 singles
Andrew Davey played well and defeate his opponent 6-2, 6-4 at 3 singles
The number two doubles team of Fisher Van Rooy and Eli Carroll came from behind a first set loss
to win-Great Match-2-6, 6-0, 6-2 Bravo
Levi Wojtalik at no. 1 singles played soem gutty tennis and prevailed in the marqee match of the day-6-2, 4-6, 6-3
At no. 2 doubles, Alex Pohl and Sam Black played some good tenni...
The Cathedral Irish boys tennis team started the season in fine fashion by defeating a very tough Avon squad 5-0.
We were led by senior number one player Levi Wojtalik -Wojtalik played some good tennis and was able to overcome a very fiesty and aggressive player. 6-2, 6-3.
The match of the day was Isaac Michael at number 2 singles position winning a three set grind 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.
At three singles, Andrew Davey got out of the gate quick and took a 6-2 6-4 victory with some solid approach and volley game-Well done
At one doubles, senior A...
Great Job to you Irish Netters!
Team captain Ethan Eckhart was selected to 1st team all-state as the number one player.
Levi Wojtalik was selected to Honorable Mention singles in the all-state selections.
Alex Pohl and Sam Black were selected Honorable Mention in the doubles all -state selections.
Great job to these student-athletes!
Cathedral High School boys tennis overcame a lot in 2019.
The Irish during the 2019 season dealt with serious injuries while continuing to grow as a young team, and longtime Cathedral tennis coach Mark Noe said that made the season memorable and successful overall.
“We’re getting better every year, and the boys are playing more,” Noe said.
That improvement was seen vividly during a season in which the Irish finished 11-7 and ended the season with a competitive 5-0 loss to rival and state power North Central in the Sectional 48 ...