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Corydon reaches final of tennis sectional

Corydon reaches final of tennis sectional
Corydon reaches final of tennis sectional
LanesvilleÂ’s Jenna Walter hits a passing shot while teammate Rachel Riley covers the back line against New Albany in sectional play Thursday. Photo by Brian Smith (click for larger version)

The Corydon Central girls’ tennis team reached the finals of the New Albany Sectional on Thursday by sweeping South Central, 5-0. New Albany, however, defeated Corydon Central in the final, 5-0, on Friday.
Versus South Central, the Lady Panthers scored five wins, led by Heather Uhl in No. 1 singles. Uhl defeated South Central’s Morgan Boston, 6-2, 6-1.
Fellow singles players for Corydon Central overcame slow starts to land wins. In No. 2 singles, Heidi Zimmerman won a first set tie-breaker, 7-3, to eventually top Lady Rebel Jessica Schreck, 7-6, 6-3. South Central’s Autumn Crosier won the first set against Corydon Central’s Leah Wieckowski, 6-4, in No. 3 singles. The final two sets, however, belonged to Wieckowski, 6-0, 6-0, to take the match.
On the doubles side, Taylor Kellem and Olivia Reilly defeated Emily Parker and Katie Dennison, 6-0, 7-5 in No. 1 doubles. The No. 2 doubles match was won by Corydon Central’s Megan Benton and Felicia Adamic, 6-1, 6-1, over Sydney Seelye and Hannah Pumphrey.
In Thursday’s other match, New Albany defeated Lanesville, 5-0.
The Lady Eagles put up a fight but came up short.
In No. 1 singles, Hayle Haws defeated Marta Roda Moreno, 6-2, 6-2. No. 2 singles was won by Maddy Bellew, who defeated LeAnne Myers, 6-3, 6-0. Rounding out singles action was Kaitlin Mooney defeating Jenna Bowman, 6-0, 6-0.
Lanesville, despite the loss, battled through some long points on the doubles court. Lanesville’s Rachel Riley and Jenna Walter lost to Erin Kanii and Marin Kanii, 6-2, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles. No. 2 doubles was won by Shelby Wells and Chandni Bhimani, who defeated Alana Umensetter and Katie Cooke, 6-1, 7-5.
In the championship on Friday, Haws defeated Uhl in No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0. No. 2 singles went to Bellew, defeating Zimmerman, 6-0, 6-4. Completing singles action was Mooney defeating Wieckowski, 6-1, 6-1 in No. 3.
The doubles team of Erin and Marin Kanii defeated Kellem and Reilly, 6-4, 6-2. No. 2 doubles was won by Wells and Bhimani over Adamic and Benton, 7-6, 7-5.
At the Floyd Central Sectional last Wednesday, the host Lady Highlanders knocked off North Harrison, 5-0. Floyd Central eventually won the sectional.
Against Floyd Central, Olivia Boesing defeated North Harrison’s Caitlyn Janes, 6-1, 6-0 in No. 1 singles. In No. 2 singles, Carmen Schreiber defeated Rebekah Stephenson, and No. 3 singles went to Katherine Dauby over Allison Goldman by 6-0, 6-0 scores.
On the doubles court, Chelsey Shackelford and Whitney Batliner defeated Lady Cat duo Hannah Raake and Tine Dukes, 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles. No. 2 doubles was won by Jamie Wallace and Kadey Welch, who defeated North Harrison’s Morgan Weathers and Devin Whittaker, 6-0, 6-0.

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