Collins’ Jared Baltzell didn’t know that his No. 2 singles match determined the outcome of the boys’ tennis crosstown showdown, but with Clear Creek Park getting dark Friday night and several spectators watching the eighth-grader admitted to feeling some nerves.
“There was a lot of pressure,” he said. “That was probably the most intense match I’ve played.”
Baltzell shook off that pressure, though, and beat Shelby County junior Andrew Clark 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to win the match for the Titans.