Seymour doubles tennis keeps winning


The two things the duo of Brandon Hubbard and Andrew Levine did know when they walked off the tennis courts at Bloomington South was that they were undefeated in the Sectional at No. 1 doubles and they would play again this season.

Strangely, however, Hubbard and Levine did not yet know for sure if they were doubles champs already and bound for next week’s Regional at Bedford.

That’s because they were awaiting word on which doubles team won for which full team back at the courts.

"It feels like forever," Hubbard said as the clock ticked and they awaited word.

The reality was only 45 minutes had passed. Another hour later they learned they weren’t free of the Sectional just yet and will have to compete in another match Saturday against Bloomington South’s doubles team.

After defeating Brownstown Central’s entry, Reece Carlin and Griffin Stidham, 6-0, 6-1, Hubbard, a senior, and Levine, a junior who started the season as a singles player moved on to best Jennings County’s Jacob Vogel and Justin Ramey, 6-2, 6-7 (9-11), 7-5. 

"It was overly exciting," said coach Sharon Wood.

The Owls team was eliminated from Sectionals last Friday, but this tandem earned the right to continue at the time. Then did so again Tuesday and again Wednesday with these victories.

"I’m feeling great," Levine said. "They (Jennings) came out and gave us a fight." Levine said after the two wins, "We’ll see if we can do something special."

Hubbard said he started Sectional play with an optimistic attitude.

"Honestly, I was trying to see how far we can go," he said.

Even though the doubles matches were not part of a team score, Hubbard said they are still very much being shared with all of Seymour’s players.

"I feel like it’s a big team win," Hubbard said. "They all came to watch us."

And Hubbard and Levine gave the other Owls something to cheer about.

Trinity girls soccer plays tonight

Trinity Lutheran’s soccer team originally received an erroneous scheduling date for Sectional play.

The Cougars will play in the Providence Sectional Thursday at 7 p.m., not Wednesday as the team previously thought.

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