BC girls tennis


Brownstown Central held its season-ending girls tennis awards program on Thursday in the high school auditorium.

The Braves’ varsity finished 8-7 overall, and went 6-3 in Mid-Southern Conference play.

BCHS finished in fourth place in the MSC race while Scottsburg went undefeated in conference play for first.

Braves coach Erik Stangland said that it was the first winning season the team has put together in many years.

Senior Laken Reynolds earned top honors on the night, taking home most valuable player honors. Reynolds was named MVP all four years, playing at No. 1 singles her entire career.

In 2018, Reynolds finished with an individual record of 12-5. She finished her career in the individual sectional championship at Bloomington High School North.

The Braves lost in the semifinals of the Seymour Sectional to the eventual champions, Scottsburg.

Reynolds and sophomore teammate Olivia Hackman, who played at No. 2 singles, both earned All-MSC nods.

Also earning conference honors was Braves senior Sydney Cockerham. Cockerham played at No. 2 doubles this season. She played with three different partners, Stangland said.

The most improved player award went to sophomore Maggie Hogan while the mental attitude award was presented to Hackman.

Hogan and fellow sophomore Abbie Reynolds both received their first varsity letters.

All of the varsity letter jackets went to sophomores: Rachel Adkins, Carly Brown, Riley Roberts and Hackman.

Cockerham and Reynolds will depart from the program, but 10 players from this year’s roster will return in 2019.

Stangland encouraged the players to play in the summer and get involved in USTA tournaments.