Seymour tennis defeats Scottsburg 4-1


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The Seymour boys tennis team completed a busy week Friday afternoon by defeating sectional rival Scottsburg 4-1 at home.

The event was much closer than the final score might indicate as three of the matches went three sets with the Owls winning two.

Seymour’s Andrew Levine put the Owls’ first point on the board with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Eli Carr at No. 2 singles, and the No. 2 doubles team of Reuben Kruse and Parker Thompson won 6-4, 6-2 over Noah Bagwell and Jonah Coppell.

Owls coach Brandon Davis said it was nice to get off to the 2-0 advantage.

“We won two singles right off the bat, and then we won two doubles right after that,” he said.

He said this is a good confidence builder for his team, “especially off a long week of working really hard to get through this week. It says we can do really well even at our tired moments.

“I think that’s good for us and that should be a confidence boost knowing that we can power through our tiredness and win some games.”

Seymour’s Hunter Heckman topped Garrett McClellan 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Eli Meyer and Jack VonDielingen rallied to beat Jace Wilson and Mayson Cutter 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles.

Scottsburg’s point came at No. 3 singles where David Gaffney beat Joe Schmidt 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

“It’s been a great week, a long week,” Davis said after his team improved to 3-1. “You can’t ask for anything better as a coach. We finished with a great match at number one singles.”

It was hot on Friday, but that didn’t affect the Owls.

“We worked hard this summer to make sure that the heat didn’t mess with us, and that we weren’t tired,” Davis said. “Even if we’re not the hardest-hitting team we want to be the best conditioned team out there.

“If we can win our matches just based on out-playing the other people, just longevity-wise, then we’re great.

The three-setters proved that point for Davis.

Seymour winners in junior varsity singles matches were Trevor Alberring, Drew Handloser, and Dylan Thompson.

Seymour will host Shelbyville Tuesday.

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