Braves conclude regular season with win over Lancers


Brownstown Central girls’ tennis team reached a milestone Monday afternoon.

“We went into double digit (10) wins for the first time in a long, long time so that was good” Coach Erik Stangland said following a 4-1 win over Edinburgh.

Brownstown’s Olivia Hackman at No. 1 singles, and the No. 1 doubles teams of Carly Brown and Rachel Adkins, and No. 2 doubles Hannah Hackman and Abbie Reynolds dominated their opponents.

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Olivia Hackman won 6-1, 6-1 over Haley Jones, Brown and Adkins topped Haven Link and Emily Chappelow 6-1, 6-1, and Hannah Hackman and Reynolds won 6-4, 6-2 against Bethany Burton and Katie Roberts.

“We played fairly well today,” Stangland said. “We still have too many points that should not be hard points that we hit in the net or we hit it wide or long, and they should be easy shots. We work hard for the hard shots and struggle with the easy shots. If we can start getting some of those points back it will make our matches a whole lot easier. The girls hustled tonight and worked at it.

“Olivia looked strong tonight, No. 1 doubles came back and looked pretty good, No. 2 doubles struggled a little bit early on and then they kind of got into a rhythm and they finished the match a lot better than they started.”

Brownstown’s Riley Roberts defeated Sophia Parmer 7-5, 6-4 at No. 3 singles and Maggie Hogan and Destiny Ramey battled long and hard before the Lancer won 6-7 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5), 10-8.

The Braves take a 10-6 record into the Seymour Sectional where they will face Scottsburg Wednesday afternoon.

The Warriors edged the Braves 3-2 in a Mid-Southern Conference match on April 23.

“We’re looking forward to the first round of the sectional,” Stangland said. “We wanted to draw Scottsburg so that worked out really well. We feel we have a chance to have a couple people come back and prove they can win their match. We’re hoping to have a different outcome.”

On Thursday, Seymour will face Austin, and Trinity Lutheran will play the Brownstown-Scottsburg winner. The finals are set for Friday.

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