Olivia Hackman, who played No. 1 singles throughout the season, was named most valuable player of the Brownstown Central girls tennis team for the recently completed season.
The junior had a record of 15-7 overall and was 7-2 in the Mid-Southern Conference to earn All-MSC honorable mention status.
Coach Erik Stangland said the MVP and mental attitude awards are voted on by members of the team and Hackman was overwhelmingly voted MVP.
“She played the top competition from the other schools,” he said. “She was very deserving.”
Hackman won two matches in the Seymour Sectional to advance to the individual sectional, where she lost to Jalen Coomer of Austin.
Maggie Hogan received the mental attitude award. She also a is junior and played No. 2 singles throughout the season.
“Maggie did a lot of things for the team,” Stangland said. “As an example, she made sure we had plates and silverware (for the awards program) tonight. She took care of the team.”
Hogan and Abbie Reynolds received their letter jackets.
Chelsea Luedeman was named most improved. She is a freshman and filled in at No. 3 singles in the championship match of the sectional.
The No. 1 doubles team of Rachel Adkins and Carly Brown were named All-MSC first team, as they posted a record of 9-0 in conference matches.
“They were close to winning the sectional,” Stangland said. “They just ran out of steam. They lost in three sets to Seymour.”
The Braves finished 12-7 overall, including 6-3 in the MSC to tie for fourth in the standings.
“That is our best record in several years,” Stangland said. “We had a pretty good season.”
When the Braves defeated Edinburgh on May 13, Stangland said that was the first time in a long time that the team reached double figures in wins.
In the sectional, the Braves defeated Scottsburg and Trinity Lutheran before falling to Seymour in the championship match.
Stangland said it was nice to win two matches in the sectional, and it was meaningful to defeat Scottsburg after losing to the Warriorettes during the season.
He is expecting bigger and better things out of the team next year since there weren’t any seniors on the roster this season.
Assistant coach Lacy Daulton helped present the awards.