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SC netters fall to Corydon

SC netters fall to Corydon
SC netters fall to Corydon
Corydon Central's Jeremy Ledford returned a volley by Joey Babcock of South Central last Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Alan Stewart)

Corydon Central netted its first victory of the season in county tennis action on Wednesday.
The Panthers narrowly escaped with a 3-2 victory over visiting South Central. Two of the five matches went three sets.
“We lost six players off last year’s team and only have one player with a lot of varsity experience, so we’re still finding our way,” Corydon coach Nathan Freed said.
In No. 1 singles, Jeremy Ledford scored the hosts’ first point with a 7-5, 6-1 decision over Joey Babcock. At No. 2, Dustin Thomas gritted out a 6-7, 6-1, 6-3 affair over South’s Ben Hanus and at No. 3, it was the Rebels’ Levi Anderson who produced a pair of 6-1 victories over Rob Hipple.
On the No. 1 doubles court, second service errors came back to haunt Brad Mercer and Deavon Wiseman of South Central as they fell to Nick Engleman and Grant Pennington, 6-2, 6-2. Rebels teammates Patrick Hogan and Dustin Lewis rallied from a 6-7 loss in the first set to win the next two, 6-2, 6-4, over Corydon’s Adam Vannis and Jeff Thomas.
“We’ve got several guys back from last year, but haven’t quite improved the way I would have liked,” Rebels coach Rick Uhl said. “We just aren’t consistent right now.”