Shelbyville tennis earned a berth in the IHSAA regional championship match Tuesday with a 3-2 victory over Perry Meridian.
The Golden Bears (15-10) won a pair of singles matches and added a victory at No. 2 doubles to defeat the Falcons to get to today’s regional championship match against No. 7 Center Grove.
Center Grove defeated Franklin Central, 5-0, in the other regional semifinal match Tuesday at Center Grove.
At No. 1 singles, Shelbyville’s Aidan Asher improved to 16-9 this season with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Tyler Corbin.
Logan Prickett collected a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles over Brock Hutson. Prickett is 15-7 in No. 3 singles matches this season.
Shelbyville’s third win came from Karson Schaf and Reece Prickett at No. 2 doubles, 6-0, 6-2, over Vansuai Thang and Nicholas Willey. Schaf and Prickett are 18-5 as a duo this season.
At No. 2 singles, Perry Meridian’s Kolton Wright defeated Caden Tackett, 6-2, 6-1.
The Falcons’ No. 1 doubles pairing of Bradford Terry and Isaiah Van Harten bested Shelbyville’s Aiden Smith and Caden Claxton, 7-6 (6), 6-3.
The regional champion will return to Center Grove Saturday for a semistate match against either New Castle or Batesville.
State doubles tournament
With an undefeated record at the Shelbyville Sectional, Triton Central’s No. 1 doubles pairing of Griffin Sego and Ben Toth advanced into the state doubles tournament at Center Grove.
Sego and Toth, 14-5 this season, will face Indian Creek’s Aiden Pemberton and Landon Sichting today in an elimination match.