Penn powers past Valpo in reginal final
LAPORTE — The powerful Penn girls tennis team moved to within one victory of a second straight State Finals berth, as the fourth-ranked Kingsmen cruised past Valparaiso 5-0 in the title match of the LaPorte Regional on Wednesday, May 22.
Sophomore Haylei Snelson posted a tough 7-5 win in the opening set at No. 1 singles, before adding a 6-0 count in the second against Caitlin Kennedy. Maddie Lee and Katherine Mader also posted straight-set wins at No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively.
Both doubles were likewise victorious in two sets.
Penn faces Culver Academy (12-4) at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, May 25, in a LaPorte Semistate championship. Valparaiso closes at 18-2.
Penn 5, Valparaiso 0
Haylei Snelson def. Caitlin Kennedy 7-5, 6-0. Maddie Lee def. Marissa Weston 6-0, 6-0. Katherine Mader 6-2, 6-1.
Haley Meekhof/Lauren McCarthy def. Brook Sever/Madison Kammerer 6-3, 6-4. Cameron Moore /Amanda Ahmed def. Katelyn Spencer/Rachel Crookston 6-4, 6-4.
Records: Penn 19-0, Valparaiso 18-2.
Next: Penn vs. Culver Academy in LaPorte Semistate 1 Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m. ET.