Closing out a marathon night, freshman Krystal Grubb also closed out her team’s perfect Northern Lakes Conference season as she helped lift the Crimson Charagers narrowly to the NLC girls tennis tournament crown with her 6-1, 6-4 No. 1 singles victory over Concord’s Jenna Landis.
That last match didn’t start until 11:43 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Warsaw Racquet Club, as tourney officials battled to finish the event. It was the second match of the session for both Grubb and Landis, and it finished at 1:07 a.m. Saturday.
All three days of the tourney were played indoors at the club, with limited courts, due to rain.
The Chargers, also the league’s round-robin champs, scored 40 points to runner-up Northridge’s 38 and third-place Concord’s 33.
Corinn Whittaker at 2 singles and the pair of Taelor Grose and Haley Stouder at 1 doubles also won titles for Memorial.
Team standings: Elkhart Memorial 40, Northridge 38, Concord 33, Plymouth 32, NorthWood 28, Warsaw 28, Goshen 22, Wawasee 0.
1s: Krystal Grubb (Mem) def. Jenna Landis (Con) 6-1, 6-4.
2s: Corinn Whittaker (Mem) def. Kylie Frauhiger (Nr) 6-2, 6-2.
3s: Jessica Stillson (Ply) def. Rachel Alexander (Wrsw) 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6).
1d: Taelor Grose/Haley Stouder (Mem) def. Emily Erekson/Courtney Clark (Nr) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.
2d: Libbie Portteus/Lanae Singleton (Ply) def. Madison Sheline/Alaina Donegan (NW) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9).
1s: Miranda Kay (Gos) def. Sydney Wysong (NW) 6-3, 6-3.
2s: Sarah Boyle (Wrsw) def. Kathleen Morrical (Gos) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.
3s: Holly Angel (Con) def. Taylor Sellers (Nr) 6-1, 6-4.
1d: Kennedy Walter/Tori Schwartz (NW) def. Savannah Mae/Ellen Smith (Ply) 6-1, 6-3.
2d: Alexis Graber/Mackenzie Martin (Nr) def. Michaela Searer/Alana Brubaker (Con) 6-4, 6-1.
1s: Emily Hughes (Nr) def. Jacqueline Sasso (Wrsw) 9-7.
2s: Alexa Klopfenstein (Con) def. Megan Reed (NW) 8-6.
3s: Sarah Rush (Gos) def. Taylor Freedline (Mem) 9-8 (7-3).
1d: Shannon Purcell/Mandy Meserve (Con) def. Anna Hall/Camille Kerlin (Wrsw) 8-2.
2d: Abbi Baum/Athena Schlitt (Wrsw) def. Kayleigh Crowder/Courtney Dobrzykowski (Gos) 8-4.
Overall final standings (tourney and round robin): Memorial 16, Northridge 13.5, Plymouth 11.5, Concord 10, Goshen 7, NorthWood 6, Warsaw 6, Wawasee 2.
Round robin standings: Memorial 7-0, Northridge 5-2, Plymouth 5-2, Goshen 4-3, Concord 3-4, NorthWood 2-5, Warsaw 2-5, Wawasee 0-7.
Team standings: Bremen 51, New Prairie 39, Triton 34, Knox 19, LaVille 18, Jimtown 16, John Glenn 4.
Top Jimtown placers
2d: 4th, Carla Murillo/Maggie Farwig.