Owls slip past Rebels, advance to finals


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Dennis Dunn, For The Tribune/ Seymour sophomore Marley Vehslage goes after the ball during her No. 2 singles match against Southwestern in Tuesday's Seymour Regional.


Dennis Dunn, For The Tribune/ Seymour sophomore Marley Vehslage hits a forehand during her No. 2 singles match against Southwestern in Tuesday's Seymour Regional.


In the sectional championship win against Austin, the Seymour girls tennis team didn’t have to rely on anyone for the deciding point.

But in Tuesday’s Seymour Regional match against Southwestern (Hanover), the Owls needed a three-set win by freshman Emma Wood at No. 3 singles to garner a 3-2 win.

Southwestern’s Cheyenne McKinley won the first set 6-4, but Wood won the second set 6-4 after leading 5-0. In the third set, Wood fell behind 2-1, but she won the next five games for a 6-2 triumph.

“I came out, and I was a little nervous,” Wood said.

“I was not hitting the shots I normally hit. But once the match went on, I knew our team was tied, so I had to win. I just kicked it in and won.

 

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