Seymour singles out Stars for 3-2 win

BNL’s Mallory Pride teamed with Bella Stigall for a win at No.1 doubles, but the Stars fell to Seymour 3-2 on Tuesday.

SEYMOUR – Seymour swept the singles while conquering Bedford North Lawrence 3-2 during girls high school tennis action on Tuesday.

The Stars, forced to adjust their lineup after Becca Epping suffered a season-ending injury during last week’s tournament at Scottsburg, dominated doubles but won only four games on the three singles courts.

Bella Stigall and Mallory Pride rolled at No.1 doubles with a 6-1, 6-4 triumph over Caroline Thompson and Ashley Clemente. Kenley Craig and Izzy Alldredge conquered Jessica Hoagland and Addison Hansley 6-4, 6-4 at No.2. But the Owls cruised to quick wins in singles.

“Becca is now out for the season, so we are trying to find the answer to the ‘what do we do?’ question,” BNL coach Joni Stigall said. “Do we separate doubles, who we are so confident in? Or do we keep them together and count on someone winning for us at singles? That’s the question.

“We are doubles strong. As we go down into JV, we are strong in doubles. It’s much harder for us to compete at singles. We just don’t have the varsity experience or match play experience.”

Seymour’s Brooke Schafstall topped Rachel Kidd 6-0, 6-0 at No.1, Madalyn Baurle zipped past Italy Lewis 6-0, 6-3 at No.2, and Elisa Hartung handled Nadia Anderson 6-1, 6-0 at No.3.

“Becca was playing better than I have seen her play ever, so her being out is a huge loss for us,” Stigall said. “I do think we would have won with her tonight. Going into conference and the tournament, the lineup you start with is the lineup you have to stick with, so we have to get this right and I just don’t know what that is or what that will be. We’ve had a really good season so far, we want to continue with success.

“It’s not that our singles lineup played bad, we just aren’t at the level that they were or that some of our conference teams are. I’m looking for someone who will step up and refuse to lose. That’s what we need.”

BNL (8-4) will visit Edgewood on Thursday.



1 Brooke Schafstall, S d. Rachel Kidd 6-0, 6-0

2 Madalyn Baurle, S d. Italy Lewis 6-0, 6-3

3 Elise Hartung, S d. Nadia Anderson 6-1, 6-0


1 Bella Stigall and Mallory Pride, BNL d. Caroline Thompson and Ashley Clemente 6-1, 6-4

2 Izzy Alldredge and Kenley Craig, BNL d. Jessica Hoagland and Addison Hansley 6-4, 6-4