Seymour falls in regional championship match

BLOOMINGTON

Seymour faced its toughest test of the season to date against eighth-ranked Columbus North in the girls tennis regional final Wednesday at Bloomington South High School.

The Bull Dogs came out and controlled the match from the start, handing Seymour a season ending 5-0 loss.

“I feel like we stepped it in a lot of ways this year,” Seymour coach Jan Fenton said. “We won sectional and we were close to playing finals in the (Hoosier Hills) conference tournament. Just seeing them in tough spots and coming through. Even today, Columbus North is a great team and having some of our matches get to deuce and some points that went back and forth. It always good to hit against a good team.”

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At No. 1 singles, Seymour’s Sandra Cerino fell to Ashlie Wilson 6-0, 6-0. At No. 2 singles, Seymour’s Peyton Levine dropped a 6-0, 6-0 match to Eva Chevalier. At No. 3 singles, Seymour’s Kirby Hill lost to Shweta Srinivasan 6-0, 6-0.

Seymour’s Mallory Moore and Kristina Griffin lost to Jaline Tay and Ali Bergman 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, and, Madalyn Baurle and Avery Ragon fell 6-2, 6-0 to Tiffany Fu and Servane Cloteaux at No. 2.

Seymour ended its season 14-7.

“Overall, we are still a young team and working on things. I think as the players see it, they are getting more dedicated to tennis and just want to keep getting better individually and as a team,” Fenton said. “We’re hoping to add some stronger teams to our schedule and hopefully we can play even stronger. We’re going to play as much as we can in the offseason, and I know they’re involved in a lot of things. We’ll have some freshman coming that have experience playing tennis, too.”