Owls excel at Shelbyville Invitational


There was uncertainty if the Shelbyville Invitational would be played this weekend due to weather, but the rain held off just enough for Seymour to display its dominance on the tennis courts.

All five positions for the Owls advanced to the championship rounds on Saturday, which automatically crowned Seymour as the Shelbyville Invitational champions.

Brooke Schafstall won two matches, one against Franklin County 6-3, 6-0; and one against Batesville 6-1, 6-1 to win the number one singles bracket.

The two doubles team of Elise Hartung and Madalyn Baurle won three straight matches— Batesville 6-1, 6-0; Shelbyville 6-0, 6-1; and Triton 6-0, 6-0 — to ultimately win the bracket for two doubles.

As for the other three varsity spots, their championship matches did not conclude before the rain forced the invite to be halted.

Sandy Cerino was up by one set in her championship match at two singles before it had to be stopped. She won the first set 7-5 against Batesville’s number two singles player.

The one doubles team of Avery Ragon and Mallory Moore also had the advantage in their championship bout. The duo was up 1-0 in the first set before it went unfinished. They defeated Franklin County 6-1, 6-2 to get to that point.

Finally, Kirby Hill was knotted at 5-5 in the first set during her title match at three singles before it was stopped. Hill had a tight battle in her semifinal match against Batesville, but she was able to prevail 4-6, 6-2, 10-6.

It was another successful showing for the Owls, who are adding a nice piece of hardware to their trophy collection this season.

Seymour added a match against Oldenburg for today at home at 5:15 p.m.

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