Layton Stieneker and Matthew Bunton with their sectional championship ribbons.

First, they were team Sectional Champions. Now, Layton Stieneker and Matthew Bunton are individual division Sectional Champions, joining the elite group of 16 teams left for regional action.

After defeating Center Grove in the first round of sectionals, Stieneker and Bunton faced Franklin Community in the championship round Thursday. The SHS number one doubles team had faced Franklin Community earlier in the year, defeating them in three sets during the second week of regular season action. However, a lot can change in two months, and Franklin Community had been on a roll in recent weeks. Stieneker and Bunton were prepared for the battle.