Shorthanded Owls down Scottsburg

With two key players out, the Seymour girls tennis team relied on their depth against visiting Scottsburg on Tuesday.

Seymour played without Emma Wood (injury) and Marley Vehslage (sickness), but still came away with a 5-0 sweep.

The Owls made quick work of this match by winning each match in just two sets.

At No. 1 singles, Julia Adam took a quick lead by going up 3-0, and finished out the first set with a 6-1 victory before taking the second 6-2.

“Scottsburg’s senior Carmen Boley gave Julia a good match and we were happy to see Julia be successful against Carmen,” Coach Jennifer Miller said.

At No. 2 singles, sophomore Addie Rudge competed in her first varsity match and performed well for the Owls.

In the first set, the match went back and forth until Rudge broke serve.

Leading 5-4, Rudge finished off her opponent for the 6-4,  then cruised in the second set with a 6-2 victory.

At No. 3 singles, Kennedy Richart came up with an easy 6-0, 6-0 victory to put the Owls up 3-0.

Richart was the only Owl to not lose a game for the evening.

At No. 1 doubles, Lindsey Hume and Karen Dringenburg quickly controlled the first five games of the first set, prior to a 6-1, 6-2 victory.

At No. 2 doubles, Megan Baurle and Hallie Crenshaw won with an identical score of the first doubles team, winning 6-1, 6-2.

“I think we came out and played well and played consistently,” Miller said. “The girls played the way we expected them to so I’m happy how it turned out. “Scottsburg is a sectional opponent of ours, so it’s nice to see where we are at, because we’ll see them again.

“We have some matches down the road where reserves will be playing varsity. Addie will play number one singles in those matches.”

Seymour’s next match is Thursday at Hoosier Hills Conference opponent Columbus East.