Trying to keep crown

Jackie Kawamoto may have surprised some in the high school tennis world with her state singles title as a junior last June.

The Greenwood Community High School senior won’t be sneaking up on her competition this year.

“She may have been a little under the radar of the top eight girls or so in the state,” said coach Steve Gantz, who saw Kawamoto take a tough two-set match over Carmel junior Bailey Padgett, 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 in the 2013 IHSAA state title match. “Not anymore.”

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