Seymour Girls Lose Sectional in Close Match



Seymour’s Madison Pifer hits a forehand during a sectional match against Scottsburg.

Brandon Terrell, Sports Editor

The Lady Owls tennis team stepped on the court on Saturday to battle with the Scottsburg Warriors (20-4) for the sectional championship. It’s the Warriors eighth title in school history, and the first since 2011.

Seymour’s 1 singles Senior Grace Otte lost 6-3, 6-2, to give Scottsburg a quick 1-0 lead. They strengthened their lead by winning on the 1 doubles court, as the one doubles team of Senior Madison Pifer, and Junior Kristina Griffin lost 6-1, 6-0.

With Scottsburg leading 2-0, Seymours 2 singles Freshman Sandra Cerino won the first set in a tie breaker, then won the second 6-2. The Owls were now down 2-1.

Two doubles team of Freshman Mallory Moore and Freshman Avery Ragon were battling to keep their season alive. They won the first set 7-6, then lost the second set 6-3. They were down 4-3 in the third, but won the set 6-3 to tie the championship up at 2-2.

With the overall score of 2-2, it all came down to three singles. Sophomore Peyton Levine. She won the first set 6-2, then lost the second 6-3. The score was 4-4 with Levine serving, when Brown scored and never looked back. She took the next two games, winning the third set 6-4.

The Lady Owls finished their season with a record of 8-8. Connie Li, Chloe Brydon, Madison Pifer, and Grace Otte are all going to graduate from SHS this week, and have “served” Seymour Tennis well.