BY HANSON CRAFTON
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
The Jeffersonville boys’ tennis team took claim of the Hoosier Hill Conference championship Friday night by edging Columbus East 3-2 in the finals of the conference tournament.
As usual, the Red Devils were lead by the consistency of their doubles play.
Chase Kayrouz and Justin Padgett battled back from an early deficit, dropping their first set but rallied to take the last two, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-1. Jack Rielly and Sam Coward, who can almost be penciled in for a win every time they take the court, beat Columbus East’s Jo Jo and Sammy Woolwine in straight sets. Coward and Reilly lost just one game in the process, 6-1, 6-0.
Jeff won only one of the singles matches, but it all it needed to seal the championship. No.1 singles player Austin Hunt was the man to deliver that victory when he defeated Matt Suehne, 6-1, 6-2, to give the Red Devils the crown.
Eleventh-ranked Jeff inproved its overall record to 14-1 continuing to play winning tennis as they have all season.
Jeffersonville will be back in action on Tuesday when they host Scottsburg.
HOOSIER HILLS CONFERENCE
JEFFERSONVILLE 3, COLUMBUS EAST 2
No. 1 — Austin Hunt (J) d. Matt Suehne 6-1, 6-2.
No. 2 — Seth Myers (C) d. Brock Winchell 6-2, 6-3.
No. 3 — Alex Pecran (C) d. Hunter Buntin 6-2, 6-4.
No. 1 — Jack Rielly-Sam Coward (J) d. Jo Jo Woolwine-Sammy Woolwine 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 — Chase Kayrouz-Justin Padgett (J) d. Alex Salls-Matt Furnish 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-1.
HOOSIER HILLS CONFERENCE
FLOYD CENTRAL 4, SEYMOUR 1
No. 1 — Alex Craig (S) d. Ryan Plunkett 6-2, 6-1.
No. 2 — Chris Boone (F) d. Ben Cooner 6-4, 6-0.
No. 3 — Duncan Bishop (F) d. Alex Levry 6-1, 6-0.
No. 1 — Jack Stoner-Reed Plunkett (F) d. Andrew Rudge-Seth Stuckwis 6-3, 6-0.
No. 2 — Austin Ivey-Alec Saxon (F) d. John Keller-Josiah Rudge 6-0, 6-0.
Quotes: Floyd Central coach Rick Miller, “[We] didn’t want to finish any worse than third. It’s a good accomplishment going to Seymour on a Friday night. I’m not pleased with third but it’s better than fifth or sixth. [We are] getting ready for sectional now. [There’s] still alot of tennis left.”
Records: Floyd Central 6-8.
Next: Floyd Central hosts Jasper, Monday.
HENRYVILLE 5, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0
No. 1 — Emery Dieterlen d. Justin Brown 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
No. 2 — Landon Guthrie d. Jack Drake 6-1, 6-1.
No. 3 — Elijah Weeks d. Patrick Fitzgibbon 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 — Cameron Hardesty-Logan Smith d. Seth Delbridge-Bradley Gay 6-1, 6-2.
No. 2 — Luke Davidson-Conrad Beyl d. Justin Hunt-Dylan Hurst 6-1, 6-2.
Quotes: Henryville coach Brian Consley, “We had some great team spirit tonight. [The] guys were into every match, cheering on their teammates. Emery pulled out a close match to give us our second consecutive 5-0 victory.”
Records: Henryville 7-3.
Next: Henryville at Madison, Monday.
THURSDAY’S LATE RESULTS
SCOTTSBURG 3, CHARLESTOWN 0
Set scores: 25-8, 25-9, 25-16.
Charlestown highlights: Lauren Crowe 3 blocks, 2 kills; Erika Broady 1 kill; Cassie Martin 1 kill; Megan Brooks 4 assists, 3 blocks, 2 service aces, 1 kill; Kim Knight 4 blocks; Hayley Layton 1 ace.
Quotes: Charlestown coach Tammy Nuxoll, “Tonight was another tough match. We played in spurts, where we could get a small run going and then we would have a stretch where we had trouble passing. There were also several loose ball plays that both teams hustled for, but the ball always seemed to fall on our side of the net. We had a couple of injuries tonight and had to play the third game with two fewer players. I was proud of the way the girls stuck together despite having to play with different people. Megan Brooks, our setter, did a nice job of being aggressive at the net when the passes were tight.”
Next: Charlestown hosts Rock Creek Academy, Monday.
EASTERN 3, SALEM 2
No. 1 — Alex Doebler (E) d. Caleb Couch 6-4, 6-4.
No. 2 — Grant Newcomb (E) d. Jordan Baker 6-1, 6-0.
No. 3 — Keenan Bowles (S) d. Jordan Gray 6-3, 6-1.
No. 1 — Terry Chism-Clayton Marshall (E) d. Lyndon Yoder-Jaelen Nice 6-3, 6-1.
No. 2 — Derek Sinex-Kade Roach (S) d. Tracy Myers-Payton Sparks 6-0, 6-3.
Records: Eastern 6-8 (3-6 MSC).
JV: Salem 1-0.
Next: Eastern at Floyd Central Sectional, TBA.
SCOTTSBURG 5, CLARKSVILLE 0
No. 1 — Andrej Halasa d. Adam Bryant 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 — Brandon Boswell d. Griffin Foley 6-1, 6-0.
No. 3 — Logan Amburgey d. Ethan Tackett 6-0, 6-1.
Notes: Scottsburg won both doubles matches by default.
Next: Clarksville at Jeffersonville Sectional, Wednesday.
NORTH HARRISON 12, CHARLESTOWN 0
NH — Shelby Austin (Kaitlyn Butler)
NH — Butler (Amara Santiestaban)
NH — Butler (Santiestaban)
NH — Butler (Austin)
NH — Santiestaban (Cheyenne Byerely)
NH — Cammie Jones (Austin)
NH — Kim Chiquito (Nicole Keene)
NH — Chiquito (unassisted)
NH — Jenna Turner (Byerely)
NH — Byerely (Austin)
NH — Keene (Butler)
NH — Jones (Byerely)
Next: Charlestown at Salem, Monday.