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Waldron gets rematch with Triton Central in tennis sectional opener at Shelbyville

The IHSAA Boys Tennis Sectional at Shelbyville opens with a rematch between Waldron and Triton Central.

On Monday, the IHSAA announced the sectional pairings for the 56th Annual IHSAA Boys Tennis State Tournament. A total of 290 schools were drawn and placed into brackets for the team tournament which begins today and runs through Saturday.

On Wednesday at Shelbyville High School, Waldron (10-8) takes on Triton Central (14-4) in a rematch from a tightly-contested match on Sept. 10 in the semifinal round of the Shelby County Tournament.

Triton Central prevailed 3-2 and went on to win the county tournament title.

The rematch starts at 5 p.m. with the winner advancing to Thursday’s semifinal round against Southwestern. Both Waldron and Triton Central hold 5-0 wins over the Spartans this season.

In the other semifinal match Thursday, the host Golden Bears (12-10) face Morristown (5-9). The two teams did not meet this season.

The championship match is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday.

The sectional champion advances to the Center Grove Regional on Oct. 4 to face the Southport Sectional champion in the regional semifinal round.

The Southport Sectional features Indianapolis Scecina vs. Decatur Central with the winner facing Southport and Indianapolis Shortridge taking on Perry Meridian.

The other regional semifinal match will pit the Center Grove Sectional champion against the Franklin Central Sectional champion.

The regional championship match is Oct. 5.

In addition, any No. 1 singles player or No. 1 doubles team that does not lose a match in the Shelbyville Sectional advances into the state singles and doubles tournament, which will continue at Center Grove along with the team regional.