Bulldogs Strong Showing In EIAC Tennis Tourney

May 18, 2014

TennisThe Batesville High School tennis team claimed a pair of individual Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference titles on Saturday (5-17) at Greensburg High School.

Batesville junior Lydia Olsen defeated Rushville’s Katie Schoeder 6-0 and 6-0 in the finals at No. 2 singles to earn all-conference honors. Leading up to the title match, Olsen defeated Olivia Slusher of Greensburg (6-2, 6-1) and East Central’s Alexia Lamberdines (6-0, 6-0).

Brooke Bradford and Kelli Hartman won a pair of tough matches on Saturday for the title at No. 1 doubles. Hartman and Bradford beat Welage and Pratt of Greensburg 6-4 and 6-4 in the championship. They defeated DeFiglio and Ashton in the semifinals (6-3, 4-6 and 6-0) and opened on Thursday with a 6-1 and 6-0 win over Brack and Stang of Franklin County.
The Lady Bulldogs had a pair of runner-up finishes.

Allyson Ritter lost in the championship match at No. 3 singles to East Central’s Sophia Imeroni 6-4, 2-6 and 6-2. She posted wins over Stewart of Franklin county and Harpring of Rushville.

Karsen Worthington and Macy Simon teamed up to place second at No. 2 doubles. Kern and Weber were 7-6 and 7-5 winners over Simon and Worthington in the finals. The Batesville duo defeated Nelson and Bailey of Greensburg (6-4, 7-6) in the semifinals and Rushville’s Martin and Hershberger (6-4, 6-4) in the opening round.

Batesville senior Sarah Hoseus lost in the semifinal round to eventual conference Most Valuable Player Danielle Schroeder of Greensburg. Schroeder defeated Hoseus 6-3 and 6-3. Hoseus began the tournament on Thursday with a 6-4 and 6-3 over Rushville’s Allison Wainwright.

Submitted by Batesville Coach Bryan Helvie.

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