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Prep Report: Seymour defeats Waldron in tennis season opener

Waldron tennis dropped its season opener Monday at Seymour, 5-0.

The host Owls won all five matches in straight sets and captured three junior varsity wins to spoil Waldron head coach Ryan Berkemeier’s return to the tennis program.

At No. 1 singles, Seymour’s Eli Meyer defeated Waldron sophomore Lucas Shaw, 6-1, 6-3.

Hunter Heckman topped Waldron sophomore Jack Fischer at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-4.

Waldron freshman Caiden Young lost his varsity debut match, 6-0, 6-0 to Rueben Uruse.

At No. 1 doubles, Jack Vandielinger and Joe Schmidt defeated Waldron senior Josh Kellems and junior Jacob Lindsey, 6-1, 6-0.

Trevor Alberning and Parker Thompson bested Waldron junior Connor Hinchman and sophomore Matthew Thomas, 6-1, 6-0.

Waldron’s Connor Ping and Isaiah Jones were defeated in JV singles matches while Sam Jones and Andy Lacy lost a JV doubles match.

Waldron returns to action Thursday at Edinburgh.

In other prep events Monday:


Indian Creek def. Waldron, 25-21, 20-25, 25-13, 25-19

At Indian Creek, the host Braves captured their first victory of the season to improve to 1-1.

Waldron dropped to 0-2.

Kaylee Young led the Mohawks with 12 kills. Emily Tyree collected 20 assists and Alyssa Benson finished with 21 digs.

The Mohawks host Milan Thursday.

Herron def. Southwestern, 25-18, 19-25, 25-15, 25-14

At Southwestern, the visiting Achaeans improved to 1-2 this season.

The Spartans took the loss in their season opener under new head coach Kim Britt.

Herron won the JV match, 25-15, 17-25, 15-9.

Middle School Tennis

Waldron 4, Eastern Hancock 1

At Waldron, the Mohawks swept the doubles matches and were victorious in the top two singles matches.

At No. 1 singles, Charlie Fischer topped Luke Zielinga, 8-3. Lincoln Fischer won at No. 2 singles, 8-0, over Cash Poindexter.

Waldron’s No. 1 doubles pairing of Jackson Kuhn and Caige Sheaffer bested Garrett Bridges and Ross Wennen, 8-3.

The Mohawks’ other win came at No. 2 doubles where Noah Leap and Kevin Crouch defeated Koda Hinton and Silas Fradenburg, 8-4.

The Royals’ lone win came at No. 3 singles where Isaac Fletcher defeated Wyatt Everette, 8-4.

Waldron produced a pair of JV doubles match victories with the teams of Nathan Stocklin/Luke Thomas and Tanner Cockerham/Ollie Kuhn.