Two of the best tennis players to go through Harrison saw the end of their high school career two weeks ago.
Ben Pijanowski and Patrick Sullivan won in the regional semifinals for No. 1 doubles tournament 6-1, 6-1, but then lost to Carroll’s No. 1 doubles team 7-5, 6-3 in the regional championship.
The regional championship was the farthest the pair ever advanced in the No.1 doubles tournament.
Pijanowski and Sullivan have been playing tennis together for four years.
The duo have had quite a successful career at Harrison.
In 2013, the team won a sectional title against a very good West Lafayette team with Pijanowski and Sullivan playing doubles together.
Both of them can agree that beating Brownsburg’s No. 2 doubles team their sophomore year was their favorite moment during their career.
“The players on the other team were twice our size, and Brownsburg was ranked top 15 at the time,” Pijanowski said. “After their doubles team lost to us, they dropped about 10 spots. It was a pretty satisfying victory.”
At the end of this season Pijanowski and Sullivan ended up with a 14-3 record playing together.
Sullivan was very satisfied with how his high school tennis career went.
“Overall it was an incredible experience,” Sullivan said. “I was absolutely satisfied.”
Pijanowski was also pleased with how his career at Harrison went.
“It was a great experience playing high school tennis,” Pijanowski said. “I met some amazing people and was able to play the sport I love.”
Sullivan doesn’t plan to play tennis in college due to chronic elbow and shoulder injuries.
Pijanowski wants to explore other sports in college but will continue to play tennis later in life.