Uhl/LeJeune advance in tennis; Eagles give NA run
Corydon Central’s doubles team of Kayla Uhl and Symphony LeJeune were the lone area players to advance at the girls’ tennis sectional last week.
The Lady Panthers were joined by the Lanesville squad as first-round casualties at the New Albany Sectional, while North Harrison and South Central bowed out in their respective sites.
In No. 1 doubles, Uhl and LeJeune had little trouble disposing of Christian Academy of Indiana’s Emily Mitchell and Brittany Moffett during semi-final play last Wednesday. They rolled through the first set without giving up a game. To secure the win, Uhl and LeJeune won the second set, 6-2.
Uhl and LeJeune advance to the individual state tournament, which took place yesterday (Tuesday).
As a team, CAI came away with a 4-1 victory.
Corydon Central’s No. 2 doubles team of Bridget Kelley and Jodi Elser won the first set, 6-4, over CAI’s Kacie Arrell and Callie Allison but lost the next two by 6-3 scores.
Singles action was swept by the Lady Warriors with Rachel Jones defeating Lillian Kopsolias, 6-1, 6-1, in No. 1. Winning by the identical score was Courtney Heishman over Valerie Crawford in No. 2.
The No. 3 singles match went to a third set tie-breaker. CAI’s Courtney Brown won the first set, 6-3, over Corydon Central’s Bethany Thomas. The second set went to Thomas, 6-3, to set up the third. In the tie-breakers, Brown edged out Thomas, 7-5.
Lanesville was able to score one win off eventual sectional champion New Albany in the semi-final. Playing in No. 3 singles, Lanesville’s Elise Lawson scored a three-set victory over New Albany’s Haley Young.
Young took the first set, 6-4, but Lawson fought back to take the next two. She won the second set, 6-4, before outlasting her opponent in the decisive set, 7-5.
New Albany was also pushed to three games in No. 1 doubles. Lanesville’s team of Madison Cunningham and Kendra Smith beamed with confidence in the opening set, knocking down their opponents, Lauren Hoffer and Emily Hoffer, 6-3. The Hoffers ran off with the second set, 6-1, before edging out the Lady Eagles, 6-4, in the third.
Twin sisters Erin and Marin Kannii were much the best in No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, for New Albany. Erin scored a 6-0, 6-1 win over Madison Ford, while Marin defeated Madeline Johnson, 6-0, 6-2.
In No. 2 doubles, New Albany’s Anne Mattox and Raquel Burch won 6-1, 6-2 over Paula Klotz and Kaitlyn Matthews.
In the semi-final of the Floyd Central Sectional, North Harrison was unable to knock off the Lady Highlanders, who went on to win, 5-0.
Giving Alexis Applegate a run in No. 2 singles, North Harrison’s Allison Goldman picked off four games in the opening set. Applegate, however, was able to close out the match for a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
Maddie Janes participated in No. 1 singles for North Harrison, while Allison Sieg played in the No. 3 spot. Neither was able to win a game.
Floyd Central also rolled on the doubles court with Whitney Batliner and Dana Frank defeating Shenadoah Johnson and Allison James, 6-1, 6-0, in No. 1. On the No. 2 court, Katherine Dauby and Erin Patterson defeated Sierra Bliss and Kaylee Nordhoff by the same score.
Floyd Central defeated Eastern (Pekin), 5-0, to advance to the semi-final to face the Lady Cats, receivers of a bye.
South Central was no match for Southern Athletic Conference foe Borden in the first round of the Silver Creek Sectional.
The Lady Braves swept all five courts, giving up only one game to South Central.
South Central No. 1 singles player Zoe Zweiblemann was responsible for the lone game that went her team’s way. She, however, lost the singles match to Abby Ellis, 6-0, 6-1.
In No. 2 singles, Josie Faith took the loss for the Lady Rebels, while Whitney McCoy slipped in No. 3 singles.
Borden’s No. 1 doubles team of Paige Kruer and Morgan Mast swept Hannah Pumphrey and Savannah Morris. No. 2 doubles was won by Borden via forfeit.