Caven is runner-up at Tennis Open

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Landmark News Service

Colin Hart, a KHSAA All-State selection this past season at Lincoln County, won the State Farm E’town Tennis Open Sunday at Freeman Lake Park.

For the second year, Hart fended off Campbellsville University coach Kyle Caven, a former LaRue County prep star, to claim the singles championship.

Caven, playing in his fourth match of the day, made Hart work hard to defend his title in Hart’s 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6) win in the 16-player division.

It turned out to be the final match of the joint Elizabethtown Tennis Commission/Central Kentucky Tennis Series’ largest event.

In his State Farm E’town Open debut last year, Hart beat Caven for the crown, 6-2, 6-3,

“It was a good match year, so I knew coming in this year with last year kind of being one-sided my way that he would want to get revenge against me,” Hart said. “He was a lot more consistent than last year. He was a lot more aggressive and he would take my ball and make me get on the run most of the time.”

Coming off a spring season in which he advanced to the boys’ doubles portion of the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament in Lexington, Sunday was a busy day for Elizabethtown sophomore Nathan Henson.

Henson and Central Hardin player Trevin Cox dropped a 6-4, 7-5 decision to LaRue County junior Preston Howell and 2014 Taylor County graduate Ben Sharpe in the final of the nine-team boys’ 18-under doubles bracket.

Complete results are available at www.laruecountyherald.com.