For The Tribune
The Seymour girls tennis team continued its winning ways by dominating Madison to open the Hoosier Hills Conference tournament 5-0.
The Owls won all but five of the 60 games played as they took their 13th straight win.
In the three singles matches, each Owls player only gave up one game.
At number one singles, junior Julia Adam won 6-0, 6-1, and at number two, senior Marley Vehslage took her match 6-1, 6-0, and number three senior Kennedy Richart duplicated Adam winning 6-0, 6-1.
At number one doubles, senior Karen Dringenburg, and junior Emma Wood won 6-1, 6-1.
In number two doubles play, getting the only shutout of the evening, Junior Lindsey Hume and sophomore Megan Baurle cruised to an easy 6-0, 6-0 victory.
The Owls are having a record-breaking season.
Many Owls have only two losses or less for the season, but they realize they’ll most likely have to defeat Floyd Central, another ranked team, if they can claim the school’s first-ever girls’ tennis conference championship.
“The girls came out and did what we expected them to do,” Miller said. They were solid across all five positions, especially with no one dropping more than one game in a set. “The wind was definitely a factor today, and the girls were able to play through that, knowing it could be a factor again when the sectionals roll around, or even Friday, if we see Floyd Central.”
The Owls play again Wednesday at home versus Jeffersonville, who beat Bedford North Lawrence 5-0 on Monday.
“We are the host school for the conference this year, so all three rounds are at home for us,” said Miller. “That only happens about every seven or eight years, so we are happy with the fact that we get to play at home all week.”
The Owls (15-2) have lost only to Columbus North and Bloomington North, and those two teams also defeated Floyd Central this season.
If no upsets are produced, the Owls will likely face the Highlanders in the conference finals, for a showdown of two ranked teams.