Brownstown Central’s girls tennis team played in the opening match of the Seymour Sectional on Wednesday.

But the end result didn’t favor the Braves, as Scottsburg won 4-1 to advance to tonight’s semifinal match against No. 23 Seymour.

Brownstown’s lone point came from freshman Laken Reynolds, who took down Alexis Lucas 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

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The only other Brave to win a set was senior Brooke Hattabaugh at No. 3 singles. She claimed the first set 6-4, but the Warriors’ Leah Hunefeld swept the next two sets 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 1 singles, the only game Scottsburg’s Carmen Boley gave up to Kirsten Acker was in the second set.

In doubles action, Scottsburg’s No. 1 duo of Lindsey Boswell and Jayla Helton defeated Heidi Martin and Sydney Cockerham 6-0, 6-2, and the No. 2 team of Alexa Howser and Paige Crites topped Madison McKeand and Claire Smith 6-1, 6-1.

This marked the second time this season that the Braves lost 4-1 to the Warriors. Scottsburg won the Mid-Southern Conference match April 28, with Hattabaugh playing at No. 2 singles and defeating Lucas in a tight two-setter.

Except for No. 1 doubles, the Braves’ lineup in the other positions in that match was different.

Brownstown finished the season with a 4-13 record. The Braves say goodbye to seniors Hattabaugh, Martin and Amanda Axsom. Next season, they will return 11 players.

Along with the Seymour-Scottsburg matchup today, the other semifinal match features Trinity Lutheran facing Austin.

The winners of those matches are set to square off in Friday’s championship.

In regular-season matches, both on April 14, Seymour blanked Scottsburg 5-0, while Austin edged Trinity 3-2.

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7069.