Braves fall to Scottsburg in opening round of sectional


Brownstown Central’s girls tennis team played in the opening match of the Seymour Sectional on Wednesday.

But the end result didn’t favor the Braves, as Scottsburg won 4-1 to advance to tonight’s semifinal match against No. 23 Seymour.

Brownstown’s lone point came from freshman Laken Reynolds, who took down Alexis Lucas 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

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The only other Brave to win a set was senior Brooke Hattabaugh at No. 3 singles. She claimed the first set 6-4, but the Warriors’ Leah Hunefeld swept the next two sets 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 1 singles, the only game Scottsburg’s Carmen Boley gave up to Kirsten Acker was in the second set.

In doubles action, Scottsburg’s No. 1 duo of Lindsey Boswell and Jayla Helton defeated Heidi Martin and Sydney Cockerham 6-0, 6-2, and the No. 2 team of Alexa Howser and Paige Crites topped Madison McKeand and Claire Smith 6-1, 6-1.

This marked the second time this season that the Braves lost 4-1 to the Warriors. Scottsburg won the Mid-Southern Conference match April 28, with Hattabaugh playing at No. 2 singles and defeating Lucas in a tight two-setter.

Except for No. 1 doubles, the Braves’ lineup in the other positions in that match was different.

Brownstown finished the season with a 4-13 record. The Braves say goodbye to seniors Hattabaugh, Martin and Amanda Axsom. Next season, they will return 11 players.

Along with the Seymour-Scottsburg matchup today, the other semifinal match features Trinity Lutheran facing Austin.

The winners of those matches are set to square off in Friday’s championship.

In regular-season matches, both on April 14, Seymour blanked Scottsburg 5-0, while Austin edged Trinity 3-2.

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