Uhl, SC No. 1 doubles advance
Corydon Central’s Heather Uhl won two No. 1 singles matches during the New Albany tennis sectional last week to earn a spot at the individual regional. Joining Uhl will be the doubles team of Katie Dennison and Emily Parker, who won their No. 1 doubles match against Corydon Central in the semi-finals.
Uhl was part of Corydon Central’s 3-2 team win over South Central in the semi-finals last Wednesday. The senior disposed of the Lady Rebels’ Autumn Crosier, 6-1, 6-1.
Carrying the momentum into the next day, Uhl made quick work of New Albany’s Madeline Bellew. Uhl landed another 6-1, 6-1 win despite her team losing 4-1. No. 1 individuals and doubles players who win on losing teams advance to the regional.
Against New Albany in the championship, the other Lady Panthers didn’t fare as well. No. 2 singles player Charity Martin dropped her match, 6-4, 6-1 while No. 3 player Kayla Uhl lost to Erin Kanil, 6-0, 6-1.
Skylar Hodges and Ashleigh Showalter lost in No. 1 doubles, 6-0, 6-0. In No. 2 doubles, Jodi Eisler and Bridget Kelley took four games off the New Albany team of Lauren Hoffer and Chandni Bhimani but fell in straight sets.
In the semi-finals at New Albany, Kayla Uhl scored a 6-2, 6-0 win over South Central’s Katrina Klingsmith. Eisler and Kelley landed a close win over Lady Rebels partners Hannah Pumphrey and Franzi Atzert, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5.
South Central scored a win with Taci Kanashiro beating Martin, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.
The doubles team of Dennison and Parker earned regional bids by disposing of Hodges and Showalter, 6-2, 6-0.
Lanesville lost 5-0 against New Albany in the semis. The Lady Eagles nearly pulled out a win in No. 1 doubles. Rachel Riley and Jenna Walter took Kaitlin Mooney and Emily Hoffer to three sets, including a third-set tie breaker. The New Albany team, however, scored the win, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).
At the Floyd Central Sectional, North Harrison knocked off Crawford County, 3-2, to reach the final.
In the final, the Lady Cats met their match in the host school. Rebekah Stephenson lost the No. 1 singles match against Olivia Boesing.
North Harrison’s Maddie Janes and Allison Goldman lost their respective singles matches in straight sets.
In doubles, Chelsey Shackelford and Whitney Batliner defeated Tina Dukes and Megan Foreman, 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1s. North Harrison’s team of Kaylee Nordhoff and Alexis James lost No. 2 doubles.