Owls earn first sweep of season

It took a few matches, but they finally achieved their first sweep of the 2017 season.

Seymour’s boys tennis team blanked Madison 5-0 Thursday on their home courts for a Hoosier Hills Conference win.

In the victory, the No. 2 doubles spot picked up its first win of the season for the Owls.

Seymour has rotated players in at the position, hoping to find the best combination of players in recent matches.

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At No. 2 doubles, Pablo Jimenez and Trey Hohenstreiter beat the Cubs’ Dalton Owen and Garrett Robinson 6-2, 6-3.

They trailed 3-2 in the second set before winning the next four to take the match.

“I’m really happy with the doubles tonight,” Owls coach Brad Emerson said. “We stayed aggressive. I was really happy with the aggressiveness. When they were aggressive, they really took care of business and won more points then they lost. If they can really buy in to that, when they miss it won’t be a big deal.”

Ty McCory, at No. 1 singles, was the first Owl off the courts by topping Jeremy Huff 6-0, 6-1.

Emerson said that when players are rolling, he doesn’t break their stride.

“I didn’t even have a chance to go over and talk to him,” he said. “He was on the court and off. When kids are in control, I don’t say anything to them. They need to stay in the zone.”

The Owls’ Isaac Hardin dominated at No. 3 singles, besting Ben Hardin 6-0, 6-1.

Adam Berry made quick work of Coper Yancey at No. 2 singles in a 6-2, 6-1 Seymour win.

The tandem of Will Rinehart and Sam Schmidt defeated Gabe True and Quinten Humes 6-2, 6-1 for the No. 1 doubles spot.

“No. 1 doubles had one win, and to come back and get another conference win is a big thing,” Emerson said. “Singles was solid across the board.”

Overall, Emerson said he was happy with how the team performed on the evening.

“We played solid,” he said. “I’m really pleased with the efforts.”

The Owls moved to 3-2 in HHC play and are 3-4 on the season.

Seymour will play at the Shelbyville Invitational on Saturday.