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Northridge senior Sarah Smith follows through on a swing against Central senior Rebecca Yeakey as Elkhart Central hosts Northridge in a varsity girls tennis match Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Elkhart. Smith fell to Yeakey 6-1-, 6-2. ¬ (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Central junior Julie Nolan catches a quick volley over the net in a doubles match as Elkhart Central hosts Northridge in a varsity girls tennis match Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Elkhart. Nolan and her partner Ally Delks fell to Northridge senior Olivia Erekson and junior Courtney Clark 6-4, 6-1. ¬ (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)

Memorial junior Haley Stouder returns a serve as the Central hosted Memorial in a varsity girls tennis match Friday, May 3, 2013. Stouder and Delaney Gilbert fell to Central’s Ally Delks and Julie Nolan 7-5, 6-2. ¬ (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan) (AP)
Girls Tennis Area teams learn sectional draws

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Northridge, Fairfield and Penn will all look to build on postseason streaks as Indiana girls high school tennis sectionals are contested this week.

Pairings were drawn for IHSAA sectionals by hosting schools on Monday, May 13.

At Northridge, the Raiders, seeking a sixth straight sectional crown, face Central in one of Wednesday’s two 5 p.m. semifinals, with Concord going against Memorial in the other.

At Goshen — where Fairfield is chasing a fourth straight title, and the host Redskins also have had a particularly stellar season — NorthWood meets Bethany Christian on Wednesday in the 4:30 p.m. pigtail match.

The Thursday semifinals send Goshen against Jimtown and Fairfield against Wednesday’s winner, both at 4:30.

The championship is planned for 4:30 Friday.

At Penn, the No. 4-ranked Kingsmen will be pursuing a seventh straight sectional title. They face South Bend Adams in one of the 4:30 p.m. Wednesday semifinals, with Marian going against Mishawaka in the other. The final is at 4:30 on Thursday.

Other area teams include Wawasee in the Warsaw Sectional, where the host Tigers are chasing a 13th straight crown, and defending champ Westview in the East Noble Sectional.

Two-round regionals are slated for May 21-22, single-round semistates May 25, and the eight-team State Finals for May 31-June 1 at three Indianapolis area sites.

The Northridge Regional features the Northridge Sectional winner against the Goshen Sectional winner on Tuesday, May 21, with the East Noble and Angola winners in the other semifinal. The Penn and Warsaw survivors are part of the field at Culver Academy.

The Northridge Regional champ heads to Fort Wayne Concordia for semistate play, and the Culver Academy Regional champ to LaPorte.

Girls Tennis Pairings

Northridge Sectional

Wednesday, May 15

Northridge vs. Central, 5 p.m.

Memorial vs. Concord, 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 16

Championship, 5 p.m.

Goshen Sectional

Wednesday, May 15

NorthWood vs. Bethany Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 16

Fairfield vs. Wednesday’s winner, 4:30 p.m.

Goshen vs. Jimtown, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, May 17

Championship, 4:30 p.m.

Penn Sectional

Wednesday, May 15

Penn vs. SB Adams, 4:30 p.m.

Marian vs. Mishawaka, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 16

Championship, 4:30 p.m.

Warsaw Sectional

Wednesday, May 15

Columbia City vs. Warsaw, 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 16

Tippecanoe Valley vs. Wednesday’s winner, 5 p.m.

Wawasee vs. Whitko, 5 p.m.

Friday, May 17

Championship, 5 p.m.