Columbus North used its depth at singles to defeat Seymour 4-1 in the Bloomington North Regional team championship match Thursday.
While the team fell, the Owls’ No. 1 doubles duo of Addie Rudge and Katie O’Mara will continue to play in the postseason.
The seniors defeated the Bull Dogs’ Servane Cloetaux and Shweta Srinivasan 6-4, 6-2 and will play Bloomington North’s No. 1 doubles team of Isabel Flynn and Lillian McAfee on Saturday in the individual sectional.
Rudge and O’Mara trailed 4-3 before taking the first set 6-4. In the second set, they distanced themselves at 5-1 before winning 6-2.
“They were patient in how they played. They didn’t get overly aggressive in their shots,” Seymour coach Jennifer Miller said. “They had to battle through some serves that they struggled with and were able to capitalize on errors that North made.”
At No. 1 singles, Seymour senior Hallie Crenshaw lost to Aubrey Smith 6-0, 6-2.
North’s Madelyn Sanders defeated senior Megan Baurle 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles, and Owls senior Kelli Armes fell to Yijiang Zhao 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 3 singles position.
Junior Grace Otte and senior Rachel Collett fell to Ali Bergman and Eva Chevalier 6-2, 6-0 in No. 2 doubles play.
“North is without a doubt one of the best teams in the southern half of the state,” Miller said. “I was really happy with how the girls played tonight.”
Seymour finished its season 15-7, while North moved to 20-4.
“The (seniors) are such a great group of girls,” Miller said. “I’ve watched them grow up since they were sixth-graders in my classroom. It’s going to be tough to lose them. They are such a fun group of kids on and off the court.”