Eye-opening Elkhart Memorial nipped Plymouth 3-2 at Eastlake Athletic Club to clinch at least a tie for the Northern Lakes Conference title in girls high school tennis Friday, May 9.
The pair of Haley Stouder and Taelor Grose at No. 1 doubles got the decisive point with a 7-5, 6-4 win.
The Crimson Chargers (11-0) are 6-0 in the NLC and host Northridge, which has one league loss, on Monday. A year ago, Memorial went 8-7 overall, 3-4 in the NLC.
At Fairfield, the Falcons' top two singles players, Emily Mast and Lauren Streit, each improved to 11-0 with convincing victories as the hosts beat Goshen 4-1.
Elkhart Memorial 3, Plymouth 2
Krystal Grubb (M) def. Erin Hunter 6-0, 6-2. Corinn Whittaker (M) def. Kirstin Riise 6-1, 6-1. Jessica Stillson (P) def. Taylor Freedline 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-3.
Haley Stouder/Taelor Grose (M) def. Savannah Mae/Ellen Smith 7-5, 6-4. Libbie Portteus/Lanae Singleton (P) def. Hannah Dillman/Mady Robison 6-4, 6-2.
Records: Memorial 11-0 (6-0 NLC), Plymouth 8-4 (4-2 NLC).
Next: Northridge at Memorial Monday, May 12.
Fairfield 4, Goshen 1
Emily Mast (F) def. Miranda Kay 6-0, 6-1. Lauren Streit (F) def. Liz Erickson 6-0, 6-0. Margie Stutzman (F) def. Sarah Rush 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.
Kayci Troyer/Amy Harris (G) def. Brooke Hochstedler/Leah Wimmer 6-3, 6-4. Hannah Toole/Kirsten Toole (F) def. Courtney Dobzykowski/Kayleigh Crowder 6-2, 6-2.
Records: Fairfield 10-1, Goshen 10-5
Next: Fairfield in Culver Academy Triple Dual Saturday, May 10; Goshen at Warsaw Monday, May 12.
JV: Fairfield 8, Goshen 2. Winners: Fairfield — Delaney Hochstedler (twice), Janay Miller (twice), Jenna Zollinger/Kylee Zollingr (twice), Lyndsea Bontrager/Atlanta Swank (twice); Goshen — Gretchen Bontrager, Cecilia Garcia. JV records: Fairfield 9-2, Goshen 2-9-1.