SEYMOUR – Bedford North Lawrence was pushed on every court, and the Stars pushed back when necessary to conquer Seymour 4-1 during boys high school tennis action on Thursday afternoon.
The Stars (6-5) swept the singles to end a two-match skid.
“It got a little tougher as it went,” BNL coach Donnie Thomas said. “It was nip and tuck on every court. They keep going. We’re not laying down, they’re playing tough and keeping the ball in play.”
Adam Tlustek fought past Andrew Levine 6-3, 7-6 (7-3 in the tiebreaker) at No.1 singles, Steven Graham won a shortened third set for a 6-2, 5-7, 10-5 win over Hunter Heckman at No.2, and Graham Turner edged Reuben Kruse 7-5, 6-3 at No.3.
BNL’s Caleb Jones and Nate Pemberton went the distance for 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 triumph over Brady Horton and Trevor Alberring at No.2 doubles.
The Owls claimed No.1 doubles as Brandon Hubbard and Eli Meyer clipped Konley Woodward and Cameron Gratzer 6-4, 7-5.
The Stars will visit Clarksville on Tuesday.
BNL 4, Seymour 1
1 Adam Tlustek, BNL d. Andrew Levine 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
2 Steven Graham, BNL d. Hunter Heckman 6-2, 5-7, 10-5
3 Graham Turner, BNL d. Reuben Kruse 7-5, 6-3
1 Brandon Hubbard and Eli Meyer, S d. Konley Woodward and Cameron Gratzer 6-4, 7-5
2 Caleb Jones and Nate Pemberton, BNL d. Brady Horton and Trevor Alberring 6-2, 4-6, 6-4