Floyd Central senior Jasmine Shireman had a solid season for the Highlanders as their No. 1 singles player. She posted a 15-9 record and went a perfect 5-0 against Hoosier Hills Conference opponents.
“Honestly it turned out better than expected,” said Shireman, who was a third-team All Area selection last year. “The team was very close and I’m happy with how I played for the most part.”
"It’s tough playing the No. 1 singles position because you get the best from each school. She had a great senior season posting 15-9 record. Jasmine did great against conference opponents during the regular season and in the conference tournament going 5-0," Floyd Central coach Nick Roby added. "I would say the highlight of her season came on Senior Night when she played Hamilton Nichols from [Louisville] Assumption. She came back from a tough first set loss to win the second set 6-4 and the super tiebreaker 10-8. Jasmine showed tremendous fight throughout this entire match."
After helping the Highlanders to their 19th consecutive sectional title, Shireman’s season ended with a 6-0, 6-2 loss to Trinkle in the team regional semifinals.
“One of my highlights was getting a couple games off her, that was kind of exciting,” she said.
Shireman will continue her academic and tennis careers at the University of Southern Indiana.
“I’m really excited. I know it’s going to be a lot different than high school,” said Shireman, who plans on majoring in nursing. “I’m excited to play two seasons, play with people I’ve never played with before and travel to places I’ve never been before. I’m real excited for that.”