Braves tennis building momentum


Brownstown Central’s girls tennis team will go into the postseason on a winning note.

The Braves defeated Edinburgh 4-1 on Monday to finish 7-9 in regular-season play.

During the match with the Lancers, the Seymour Sectional draw was released. The Braves will play the winner of Wednesday’s match between Seymour and Austin on Thursday afternoon.

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At No. 1 singles, Laken Reynolds made quick work against the Lancers’ Allie Schooler in a 6-1, 6-0 win.

Next to come off the court for the Braves was the No. 2 doubles team of Sydney Cockerham and Claudia Sibrel.

Cockerham and Sibrel also won in straight sets — against Molly Bowker and Heather Jones — 6-1, 6-0.

At No. 1 doubles, Rachel Adkins and Olivia Hackman guaranteed a Braves’ win by topping Hannah Cosman and Sophia Parmer 6-1, 6-3.

Riley Roberts pushed the team score to 4-0  by defeating Haley Jones 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 3 singles spot.

Carly Brown battled at No. 2 singles against the Lancers’ Sydney Schlotter.

Schlotter took the opening set 6-2, but Brown responded with a 6-2 second set win.

In the decisive third set, Schlotter built a 5-0 advantage before sealing the match at 6-1.

“It was a good win to end the season,” Braves coach Erik Stangland said. “We know that we’re probably going to have to play Seymour on Thursday. We have to get ready for them. We didn’t match up well with (Seymour) last time, we weren’t prepared mentally and were a little short staffed. Hopefully we will come more prepared and give a better showing.”

Last week, Seymour defeated Brownstown Central 5-0.

“The girls have to come prepared to battle for every point,” Stangland said. “If they have bad form, or let up, it will cost us. Seymour is too disciplined and experienced. They know how to get to the next level, and we have to try and match up with that.”