New coaches Matt Windy of Elkhart Central and Alex Holtz of Elkhart Memorial each debuted with 5-0 girls tennis home victories on Wednesday, April 16.
The Blue Blazers blanked Jimtown, while the Crimson Chargers whitewashed South Bend Clay. The city rivals play each other Friday, April 18, at Memorial, after the Blazers host Penn on Thursday.
At Homestead, Emily Hughes 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 win at No. 1 singles helped Northridge nip the hosts 3-2.
At Lakeland, Wawasee swept the singles to top the Lakers 3-2.
Elkhart Central 5, Jimtown 0
Taylor Clarkson def. Amber Miller 6-2, 6-1. Maggie Zinich def. Noel Scott 7-5, 6-4. Gabi Nolan def. Priscilla Jeffrey 6-2, 6-0.
Ally Delks/Julie Nolan def. Steph Aller/Maggie Farwig 6-4, 6-3. Caroline Oakley/Jane Mecklenburg def. Carla Murillo/Maddi Mawhorter 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Records: Central 1-0, Jimtown 1-2.
Next: Penn at Central, Concord at Jimtown, both Thursday, April 17.
JV: Central 6, Jimtown 5. Winners; Central — Mariah Guillaume, Rachel Huang, Sarah Freehafer, Chelsea Glass/Melissa Bilancio, Annie Hunsberger/Makayla Huddleston, Sarah Nye/Lauren Gingerich; Jimtown —Grace Dunsmore, Katie Beron/Hannah Gasper, Erin Scott/Gasper, Beron/Kayla Bikowski, Cambria Comer/Dunsmore. JV record: Central 1-0.
Elkhart Memorial 5, SB Clay 0
Corinne Whittaker def. Sarah Kilbase 6-1, 6-0. Krystal Grubb def. Caroline Vandish 6-1, 6-0. Taylor Freedline def. Abby Kilbase 6-2, 6-2.
Haley Stouder/Taelor Grose def. Sydney Ecell/Casey Colvin 6-0, 6-0. Delaney Gilbert/Abby Weaver def. Dalis Benson/Taylor Kramer 6-2, 6-1.
Records: Memorial 1-0, Clay 0-2.
Next: Central at Memorial Friday, April 18.
JV: Memorial 8, Clay 1. Memorial winners: Alyson Leedy, Maggie Dickerson, Maddy Borger, Mady Robison/Alexis Wilson, Hannah Dillman/Mackensie Swift, Sophie Nord/Hanah Gerencer, Megan Farmer/Makennize Williams, Felcia Vega/Ann-Marie Piechocki. JV record: Memorial 1-0.
Northridge 3, Homestead 2
Emily Hughes (N) def. Andrea Stephens 7-6, (7-3), 6-1. Jenay Andrews (H) def. Kylie Frauhiger 6-4, 6-4. Morgan Caudill (H) def. Chase Kieper 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
Courtney Clark/Mackenzie Martin (N) def. Annie Rumsey/Katie Stephens 6-2, 6-1. Alexis Graber/Emily Erekson (N) def. Miranda Gidley/Shannon Nycum 6-2, 6-3.
Record: Northridge 2-0.
Next: Northridge at Fairfield Thursday, April 17.
JV: Northridge 7, Homestead 2. Northridge winners — Taylor Sellers, Michaela Bontrager, Madison Smucker, Sellers/Bontrager, Smucker/Mhew Kangwansarankul, Mackenzie Kauffman/Vanessa Raber (twice).
Wawasee 3, Lakeland 2
Katy Ashpole (W) def. Carlee Richardson 6-2, 6-3. Jada Antonides (W) def. Amanda Miller 6-1, 6-7, 6-4. Erin Wiktorowski (W) def. Alondra Ballines 6-2, 6-1.
Kelsie Leggett/Blake Mullet (L) def. Jazlyn Gehlhausen/Aubrey Schmeltz 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Cori Vaughn/Becca Wooster (L) def. Ashley Larson/Natalie Fritz 6-2, 7-6.
Next: Goshen at Wawasee Thursday, April 17.