The Culver Military Academy tennis team will be making its first trip to the state finals in seven years after defeating Crown Point, 4-1, Saturday afternoon. The Eagles (13-7) will face Delta (24-0) in the first round at Carmel High School on Friday, Oct. 17. The match is set to begin at 3 p.m.
CMA won its sixth semi-state in history with victories from No. 1 singles Sam Concannon, No. 2 singles Chris Bilicic and the doubles teams of William Bilicic and Brian Tao at No. 1 and Evan Dillon and Ian Smith at No. 2. Josh Thompkins fell at No. 3 singles.
The Eagles have only lost two individual matches in their five post-season team victories. They have now collected the sectional (5-0, 5-0), regional (5-0, 4-1) and semi-state (4-1) titles. Culver hosted the first three rounds at the Gable Tennis Center.