For the fifth season in a row, the Red Devils will walk away from the Silver Creek Regional as tournament champions, poised to advance to the semi-state competition.
After falling in the two regular season match-ups against No. 11 Floyd Central, the 12th-ranked Devils avenged their previous losses with a 4-1 victory over the Highlanders.
“We have heart,” Jeffersonville coach Curt Roehm told The Evening News and Tribune following the match. “A lot of these guys are scrappy players who have been in these situations. Time and time again, Jeffersonville shows up and they put everything on the line.”
In the Regional championship, all three singles players from JHS came up victorious. At No. 1 singles, Keith Asplund rallied from a set-point in the first to win 7-6 (10-8), 6-0. Jerid Inman picked up a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles, while Blake Winchell made for quick work at No. singles, winning 6-2, 6-2.
At No. 2 doubles, the tandem of Adam Crawford and Matt Monroe earned the team’s final point, coming back to earn a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win.
Floyd Central picked up their lone point of the match at No. 1 doubles, where Noah Neuhauser and Alex Poe defeated Trey Bottorff and Colby Kayrouz, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.
Jeffersonville will take on Bloomington North on Saturday, Oct. 7 at noon on the campus of Jasper High School. The Red Devils downed the Cougars of Bloomington North 3-2 earlier this season.