Owls tennis tops Olympians 4-1


Coach Sharon Wood was hoping her Seymour singles tennis players could get off to a good start against Columbus East at home Thursday afternoon.

Brooke Schafstall, Madalyn Baurle and Elise Hartung dominated their opponents from the start to help the Owls win 4-1.

“Our singles came out exactly like we expected them to do. They were consistent, they played strong, they had a whole bunch of winners,” Wood said. “They knew where they wanted to go with the ball. They never put their foot on the break at all. They just kept going all offense, and that’s what we’ve been working on.”

Schafstall topped Katie Hung 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1, Baurle was a 6-2, 5-3 winner over Ruth Federle at No. 2, and Hartung defeated Betsy Hoene 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3.

“We’ve still got a little work to do on our serving consistency,” Wood said. “Our ground strokes looked amazing. Tonight we had a chance to work on some different things, how we wanted to move the ball so that was fantastic.”

Seymour’s Addison Hunsley and Jessica Hougland defeated Shruthika Kowan and Ashlynn Waddle 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles, while Seymour’s’ No. 1 doubles team of Ashley Obermeyer and Carley Sanders lost 6-3, 3-6, 10-4 to Catherine Millwood and Kathy Rieckers.

Wood said, “In doubles we’re still playing around with combinations. We’ve got four or five players that can play in different spots so we’re looking to find the right fit there. We’re working on where we want to place the ball.

“We’ve got a lot of talent. We’ve got three JV doubles teams that could step up and play that two doubles spot.”

Seymour won the JV match 5-0 as Ava Sunbury, Hougland and Hunsley won their singles matches 8-0, and Marlo Cornn and Audrey Newkirk, and Avery Musgrave and Tori won their doubles matches.

Seymour had its first four matches postponed by the weather and Wood said if her team can get some good practice in they can improve a lot more.

Seymour (2-0) will go to Shelbyville Tuesday.

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