By: Lee Ramsey
The Seymour boys’ tennis team defeated Jefferson County 6-3 while the Seymour girls lost 4-5 in a very close contest.
The boys were led in the individual matches by standout senior Jake Gann who won 8-4. Gann is now the #1 boy’s single player in the district for his second season in a row. He will enter the district tournament in two weeks as the number one boy’s single seed in the IMAC.
The Eagles also picked up wins from Sam Thomas winning 8-2, Mark Danby winning 8-3, Cory Combs winning 8-2 and Matt Green winning 8-3.
Drew Smith and Evan Troutman dropped their matches 6-8.
In boys’ doubles the team of Thomas/Smith won 8-2 while Troutman/Combs won 8-3. Gann/Danby was upset 4-8.
The girls lost a close match that could have gone either way. As usual they were led by Ty Wallen with an 8-2 singles win. The other win came from Breana Greene 9-7.
Three close individual losses 6-8 decided the overall match. Andrea Markowitz, Savanna Goodin and Lauren Troutman came very close to winning their matches.
In doubles the team of Wallen/Markowitz won 8-3, Pierce/Carrodeguas won 8-2; Goodin/Troutman won 8-4 while Savannah Summers/Kennedy Fleming dropped a close one 7-9.
“The Seymour boys played well and won a great match while our girls had a tough match and a disappointing loss. We lost three close singles matches 6-8,” Seymour Tennis Coach Kristy Wallen said. “We had to win only one of those to beat Jeff County and did not. I was proud of the team doubles sweep and our ability to recover after the singles losses.”
Seymour will play in teams’ championship on May 3, a home tennis match on May 5 and then move on to the district tournament on May 9 in Morristown.
Seymour Tennis Splits with Jeff County
By: Lee Ramsey