Brown County won three matches in straight sets and pulled out a three-set win at No. 1 singles Friday to down Columbus East a 4-1 in the official girls tennis season opener for both teams.
Eagles freshman Hallee Miller downed AJ Pollert 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Brown County’s Corina Greiner beat Lauren Graham 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, Sarah Kurdziel and Mary Kate McCann topped Kate Fox and Paige Webb 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles and Ashley Pugh and Sarah Barrick downed Megan Newton and Carol Travis 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles.
“Anytime that we can be competitive with Columbus, we have to be happy about that,” Brown County coach Thom Miller said. “That was Hallee’s first varsity match, so that was a pretty big win for her. The girls were very excited.”
The Olympians’ lone win came at No. 2 singles, where Adycin Rager beat Elisabeth Huls 6-4, 6-2. East, which is without injured standout Megan Galle for at least a couple more weeks because of a broken finger, played six sophomores and a freshman.
“I thought AJ Pollert coming up from JV last year and playing No. 1 played smart and played her own game,” East coach Cheryl McGee said. “Adycin stayed in there and fought for every point. They did great and showed a lot of promise.”
Crusaders drop opener
INDIANAPOLIS — Host Indy Kings Baseball scored 22 times in the first two innings and posted a 27-0 win against Columbus Christian in a game that was stopped in the bottom of third inning.
Payton Ingram had a double for the Crusaders, who were playing their season opener.
Cougars down Lancers
EDINBURGH — Trinity Lutheran picked up its first win of the season, a 21-5, five-inning decision at Edinburgh.
Chandler Reynolds had a double, a home run and five RBIs to lead the Cougars (1-2) at the plate. Jacob Schult had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs.
Ross Kruse, Jacob Moore and Matt Fourman all added two hits for Trinity. Reedy had three RBIs, while Fourman and Nick Mensendiek each added two.
TRACK AND FIELD
Panthers take second
JEFFERSONVILLE — The Jennings County boys finished second in a tri meet at Thursday at Seymour. The host Owls won with 62 points to 55 for the Panthers and 50 for Bedford North Lawrence.
Wes Furgason won the high jump (6-1), Zach Miller took the long jump (20-8 1/2) and Konner Logan captured the 800 (2:11.8) for Jennings.