With Brownstown Central’s No. 1 singles player Chaz Schneider suffering an injury, other Braves had to step up on Friday on the first day of the Scottsburg Invitational.
Cole Borden moved from No. 2 singles to the top spot and lost 6-1, 6-3, but Chris Allman moved from No. 3 singles to No. 2 and won 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, and Riley Carlin, a freshman, played his first varsity match and won 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Both doubles teams also advanced in the winners’ bracket. Skylar Thompson and Skylar Luedeman won 6-3, 6-4, at the No. 1 spot, and William Ollo and Kent Criminger won by forfeit at No. 2.
“We’re in the hunt, and without Chaz, I thought we did really well tonight,” Braves coach Ron Slaton said.
“(Carlin) was really impressive and just got better the whole night. He was a little nervous, but once he got to playing, he came back in the second and third sets and smoked (his opponent from Scottsburg). Chris was just the same way. He was really worried about playing No. 2 singles, but he got the kid to playing his game and got him.”
The second and final day of the tournament begins today at 8:30 a.m.
Crothersville 3, South Central 0
Crothersville cruised at South Central, winning 25-7, 25-11, 25-6, to improve to 2-0 in the Southern Athletic Conference.
Coach Aaron Knieriem said the highlights were Chandler Nehrt’s team-leading 16 kills on 21-of-21 hitting, the team’s serving (63 of 71 with 21 aces) and Whitney Wienhorst’s play at the net.
“Whitney played the best game she’s played this year,” Knieriem said. “She controlled the net and looked impressive. And she was fighting a little bit of back pain, too.”
In serving, Sam Spall led the way, going 23 of 25 with 11 aces.
The Tigers will take an 8-2 record into today’s six-team Henryville Invitational. They will play Medora first in pool play, followed by Lanesville.
In the other pool are Henryville, Rock Creek Academy and North Daviess.
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