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Connersville Boys Tennis Sectional Recaps, Rushville wins

Connersville Boys Tennis Sectional Recaps

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Semifinal- Rushville 3, Connersville 2

Edited Rushville recap from coach Hollis Heuer: The Lions knocked off the Spartans in conference play at Rushville a couple weeks ago, so our guys were eager to go to Connersville and prove themselves again in the sectional.  Our singles play was even more dominant this time around as Hershberger, Smith and Jackman all won in straight sets, eliminating the host Spartans in the opening round.

Match scores from coach Heuer:

  • 1 Singles- Marlin Hershberger (RU) def. Gage Brown 6-0, 6-1
  • 2 Singles- Sam Smith (RU) def. Rylee Brannon 6-1, 6-0
  • 3 Singles- Cameron Jackman (RU) def. James Williams 6-3, 6-2
  • 1 Doubles- Dustin McCarrell/Logan Shipley (CO) def. Jensen Smith/Josh Wainwright (RU) 6-3, 6-4
  • 2 Doubles- Kolten DeBoard/Luke Morris (CO) def. Lucas Vaughn/Trevor Hunter (RU) 6-0, 6-0

Semifinal- Franklin County 5, Oldenburg 0

Match scores from Franklin County’s Dylan Little:

  • #1 Singles Jack Stirn (FC) won 6-0, 6-0 over Will Hollingsworth (OA)
  • #2 Singles Nick Wendel (FC) won 6-0, 6-0 over Santiago Schuttee (OA)
  • #3 Singles Garrett Kuntz (FC) won 6-0, 6-0 over Carson Ruter (OA)
  • #1 Doubles and #2 Doubles (FC) both won by default

Championship- Rushville 4, Franklin County 1

Rushville recap from coach Heuer: We started our season with three goals in mind. Our invitational was the first where we took the team title and swept all the individual medals.

Next on our list was to improve our conference standing. We got everyone’s attention by winning the conference title outright with a perfect 7-0 record and headed to Greensburg for the conference tournament. We had two individual all-conference champs with Sam Smith winning at #2 singles and Cameron Jackman taking the #3 singles title. Lion Marlin Hershberger won the runner up medal at #1 singles losing in the final to Franklin County’s Jack Stirn.

Our third goal was stopping Connersville on the way to the sectional title. We drew the Spartans in the first round and won 3-2 on Thursday. We nailed down the sectional title in a big way on Saturday knocking off Franklin County 4-1.

We now have another goal to set our sights on. We’re going after a regional title starting with Knightstown at Richmond on Tuesday.

Match results from Franklin County’s Dylan Little:

  • #1 Singles- Jack Stirn (FC) def. Marlin Hershberger (RU) 6-1, 6-4
  • #2 Singles- Sam Smith (RU) def. Nick Wendel (FC) 6-0, 6-0
  • #3 Singles- Cameron Jackman (RU) def. Garrett Kuntz (FC) 6-1, 6-0
  • #1 Doubles- Jensen Smith/Josh Wainwright (RU) def. Avery Harrison/Trevor Bruns (FC) 6-2, 6-2
  • #2 Doubles- Trevor Hunter & Lucas Vaughn (RU) def. Avery Crouch/Ty Bruns (FC) 6-1, 7-6(7-3)

Rushville advances to the Richmond Regional and will play Knightstown on Tuesday.  The other half of the team bracket will pair Batesville against Richmond.  Tuesday’s winners will play for the regional title on Wednesday.

Franklin County’s Jack Stirn also advances at 1 singles to Richmond Tuesday in the state’s individual tournament.

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