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Elkhart Central sweeps pair of girls tennis matches

Concord, Northridge and Elkhart Memorial each pick up NLC victories.


Posted on May 7, 2014 at 11:19 p.m.

Led by Taylor Clarkson's pair of straight-set wins at No. 1 singles, Elkhart Central swept a pair of girls home tennis matches Wednesday, May 7, blanking South Bend Riley 5-0 and edging LaVille 3-2. 

Jenna Landis, Holly Angel and the No. 1 doubles team of Shannon Purcell and Mandy Meserve carried Concord to a 3-2 NLC win over visiting Warsaw.

Elkhart Memorial's Krystal Grubb narrowly defeated Goshen's Miranda Kay in three sets in No. 1 singles, while Memorial's doubles teams both edged out their Goshen counterparts in three sets. The Chargers won 4-1.

Central 5, SB Riley 0

Singles

Taylor Clarkson def. Ireland Lopez 6-0, 6-0. Maggie Zinich def. Valerie Dainellie 6-0, 6-0. Gabi Nolan def. Paige Petty 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles

Ally Delks/Julie Nolan def. Katelyn Herman/Sarah Stroud 6-0, 6-0. Caroline Oakley/Jane Mecklenburg def. Natasha Rosansky/Sharon Njerie 6-0, 6-1.

Record: Central 7-3 (4-2 NIC).

JV: Central 7, Riley 0. Winners — Mariah Guillaume, Rachel Huang, Lauren Gingrich, Emery Lade/Sarah Lindholm, Emily Maddux/Sarah Freehafer, Chelsea Glass/Mikayla Huddleston, Izzy Samuels/Katie Sokolowski. JV record: Central 6-4.

Central 3, LaVille 2

Singles

Taylor Clarkson (C) def. Kaitlyn Haisley 6-2, 6-1. Rachel Huang (C) def. Tabitha Lymburner 7-6, 2-6, (10-5). Lauren Gingrich (C) def. Karli Watt 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles

Bailey Frick/Kayla Hoover (L) def. Caroline Oakley/Annie Hunsberger 3-6, 7-6, (13-11). Kelsi Watt/Katie Simmons (L) def. Melissa Bilancio/Taylor Sotebeer 6-4, 6-4.

Record: Central 8-3.

Next: Central at Northridge Friday, May 9.

JV: Central 1, LaVille 0. Winners — Alex Smith/Michaella Charles. JV record: Central 7-4.

Elkhart Memorial 4, Goshen 1

Singles

Krystal Grubb (M) def. Miranda Kay 6-4, 7-6, 7-2. Corin Whittaker (M) def. Kathleen Morrical 6-0, 6-1. Sarah Rush (G) def. Taylor Freedline 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles

Haley Stouder/Taelor Grose (M) def. Kayci Troyer/Amy Harris 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Mady Robinson/Hannah Dillman (M) def. Courtney Dobrzykowski/Kayleigh Crowder 0-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Record: Goshen 10-4 (4-2 NLC).

Next: Wawasee at Elkhart Memorial and Goshen at Fairfield both Friday, May 9.

JV: Memorial 6, Goshen 5. Winners — Memorial: Courtney Ianello, Crystal Vasquez, Ann Marie Piechocki, Alexis Wilson/Maggie Dickerson, Mackensie Swift/Makennize Williams 2; Goshen: Liz Erickson, Ali Miller, Cheyenne Kalb, Lee Alvarez, Claire Penner/Vanessa Chavarria. JV records: Goshen 2-8-1.

Northridge 3, NorthWood 2

Singles

Sydney Wysong (NW) def. Emily Hughes 6-1, 6-1. Kylie Frauhiger (Nr) def. Megan Reed 6-0, 6-1. Hannah Walter (NW) def. Chase Kieper 7-5, 7-5.

Doubles

Courtney Clark/Emily Erekson (Nr) def. Kennedy Walter/Tori Schwartz 7-5, 5-7, 7-5. Alexis Graber/Mackenzie Martin (Nr) def. Alaina Donegan/Madison Sheline 7-6 (8-6), 6-1.

Records: NorthWood 6-6 (NLC 1-5), Northridge 8-4 (4-1 NLC).

Next: NorthWood at Wawasee and Plymouth at Northridge Thursday, May 8.

JV: NorthWood 5, Northridge 2. Winners — NorthWood: Taylor Luster, Audra Graber, Elesia Pruitt, Mikayla Bley/Jama Rice, Bailey Miller/Betsy Mikel; Northridge: Taylor Sellers, Madison Smucker. JV records: NorthWood 10-1-1; Northridge 8-3-1 (4-1 NLC).

Concord 3, Warsaw 2

Singles

Jenna Landis (C) def. Jacqueline Sasso 6-1, 6-0. Sarah Boyle (W) def. Alexa Klopfenstein 6-4, 6-0. Holly Angel (C) def. Rachel Alexander 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.

Doubles

Shannon Purcell/Mandy Meserve (C) def. Ariana Hall/Camile Kerlin 6-2, 6-2. Abbi Baum/Athenia Schlitt (W) def. Michaela Searer/Alana Brubaker 6-3, 6-2. 

Records: Concord 5-6 (3-4 NLC), Warsaw 4-7 (1-5 NLC).

Next: Elkhart Central at Concord Monday, May 12.

JV: Warsaw 8, Concord 3. Concord winners — Vanessa Forrest, Allison Murphy, Cali Cunningham/Katie Slabach.




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