Brownstown tennis wraps up season with awards night


The Brownstown Central boys tennis team celebrated its 2017 season earlier this week in the high school library with its annual awards ceremony.

This past fall, the Braves finished with a record of 12-6, including 6-3 in Mid-Southern Conference play.

Silver Creek won the MSC, going 9-0 in conference play, and the Braves placed fourth out of the 10 schools.

The Braves finished runner-up in the Seymour Sectional, falling to the host school 3-2 in the championship match.

The Braves had a successful season despite having no seniors and a first-year coach in Mitchell Taylor.

Braves junior Ethan Carlin was named most valuable player and received his letter jacket on the evening. Carlin also made the All-MSC team for his efforts at No. 1 singles.

Taylor said Carlin stepped into a leadership role on and off the court with the team this season.

Adam Pottschmidt, No. 3 singles, also was named to the All-MSC team, and Jackson Lahrman, at No. 1 doubles, received All-MSC honorable mention honors.

The most improved award went to Gunnar Zickler, who played the beginning of the season at singles before moving to doubles to play with Lahrman.

The mental attitude award went to Ethan Wischmeier.

Taylor said Wischmeier represented the school to the fullest during the season. The Braves will return all nine of their rostered players for the 2018 campaign.

Taylor said he’s excited for the next season, looking forward to building on the successes of the returning players.