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Panthers stun Fairfield; Penn takes crown

Panthers face host Redskins in Goshen Sectional final.

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

NorthWood pulled a stunner in the Goshen Sectional girls tennis semifinals Thursday, May 16, knocking off three-time defending champion Fairfield 3-2.

The Panthers had fallen 4-1 to the Falcons early in the regular season.

This time around, Sydney Wysong at No. 2 singles, Tori Schwartz and Kennedy Walter at 1 doubles, and Alaina Donegan and Taylor Stutzman at 2 doubles each won for NorthWood. Wysong closed her win with a 13-11 second-set tiebreak, while Donegan and Stutzman captured a three-setter. During the regular season, only Schwartz/Walter won for the Panthers against Fairfield.

At No. 1 singles, freshman Emily Mast won 6-0, 6-0 for the Falcons to advance into the individual tourney draw.

The host Redskins won Thursday’s other semifinal 5-0 over Jimtown.

Over at Penn, the No. 4-ranked Kingsmen nailed down their seventh straight sectional title with a 5-0 win over Marian in the championship. Penn meets Michigan City in a LaPorte Regional semifinal Tuesday, May 21.

Goshen Sectional

Semifinals

NorthWood 3, Fairfield 2

Singles

Emily Mast (F) def. Emily Hoffman 6-0, 6-0. Sydney Wysong (N) def. Lauren Streit 6-4, 7-6 (13-11). McKenzie Hochstedler (F) def. Megan Reed 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles

Tori Schwartz/Kennedy Walter (N) def. Leah Wimmer/Mary Shipley 6-2, 6-2. Alaina Donegan/Taylor Stutzman (N) def. Margie Stutzman/Ashlen Nisley 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Goshen 5, Jimtown 0

Singles

Miranda Kay def. Brooke Janowski 6-0, 6-0. Lisanne Scheffers def. Amy Lehner 6-0, 6-0. Sarah Rush def. Madison Mawhorter 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles

Emily Halley/Ali Peters def. Kelsey Weinkauf/Amber Miller 6-0, 6-1. Kayci Troyer/Leah Shelter def. Maggie Farwig/Carla Murillo 6-1, 6-1.

Next: NorthWood vs. Goshen in Goshen Sectional championship Friday, May 17, 4:30 p.m.

Penn Sectional

Championship

Penn 5, Marian 0

Singles

Haylei Snelson def. Sarah Krizman 7-5, 6-2. Madelyn Lee def. Megan Murphy 6-0, 6-0, Katherine Mader def. Maria Tordi 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles

Haley Meekhof/Lauren McCarthy def. Maggie Lowenhar/Hannah Lehmann 7-5, 6-1. Cameron Moore/Amanda Ahmed def. Michaela Horvath/Aracely Ericson 6-1, 6-0.

Next: Penn vs. Michigan City in LaPorte Regional semifinal Tuesday, May 21.

Warsaw Sectional

Semifinals

Wawasee 3, Whitko 2

Singles

Esther Hermann (Wa) def. Lauren Hippensteel 6-1, 6-1. Kathy Ashpole (Wa) def. Aressa Tackwell 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Priscilla Par (Wa) def. Mikayla Findley 6-3, 6-1.

Doubles

Abby Marshall/Laura Alfieri (Wh) def. Jada Antonides/Samantha Prins 6-2, 6-0. Erin Murphy/Candice Swick (Wh) def. Kathy Eagleson/Morgan Conliff 6-0, 6-3.

Other semifinal: Warsaw 5, Tippecanoe Valley 0.

Wednesday’s first round: Warsaw 3, Columbia City 2.

Next: Wawasee vs. Warsaw in Warsaw Sectional championship Friday, May 17, 5 p.m.

East Noble Sectional

Semifinals

Westview 4, Howe 1

Singles

Bree O’Neal (H) def. Charolette Kresse (W) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. Miranda Kresse (W) def. Ching Yin Lo (H) 6-0, 6-0. Savannah Rang (W) def. Joann Cody (H) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles

Chanda Strong/Katelyn Miller (W) def. Christine Slamkowski/NA 6-1, 6-0. Tessa Zimmerly/Donna Miller def. Lindsey Grippo/Pleau Leita (H) 6-0, 6-0.

Other semifinal: East Noble 4, Central Noble 1.

Wednesday’s first round: Westview 5, Lakeland 0; Central Noble 3, West Noble 2.

Next: Westview vs. East Noble in East Noble Sectional championship Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.


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