Monday, September 22, 2014

Fairfield's Mast, NorthWood duo set for IHSAA tennis quarterfinals

Falcon sophomore pitted against a fellow unbeaten, while the Panthers’ Walter and Schwartz face a 27-win duo.

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — Fairfield sophomore Emily Mast faces Bloomington South junior Denise Azcui in a quarterfinal showdown of unbeatens when the Indiana high school girls tennis individual State Finals are staged this weekend at Park Tudor in Indianapolis.

In a doubles quarterfinal, NorthWood’s Kennedy Walter and Tori Schwartz (19-3) take on Fort Wayne Carroll’s Makenzie Schoeff and Taylor Stanchin (27-2).

All quarterfinals in singles and doubles are slated for 2 p.m. Friday, June 13. Semifinals are at 10 a.m. the next day and state championship matches at 2 p.m.

Mast enters at 28-0 after dominating the LaPorte Regional last weekend, while Azcui is 19-0.

They are among seven singles players still alive in the state field. The winner of their quarter plays senior Bailey Padgett (20-2) of team state champion Carmel in the semis.

Also among the final seven is Jade Kawamoto (24-0) of Greenwood, the twin sister of defending state champion Jackie, who slid down to No. 2 singles this year to give Jade the chance to compete for the state title. Jade’s a lefty, while Jackie’s a righty.

In doubles, Walter and Schwartz are among the final six pairs left in the state. If they win Friday, they’ll face Jasper’s bye duo of Elisabeth Ahlbrand and Brooke Lueken (18-2) in the semis.

Also among the final six is the unbeaten pair of Molly Fletchall and Emma Love (21-0) from Carmel.

 NorthWood's Rylee Beck (16) gets tangled up with CentralÕs Kaylee Nunez (14) Saturday Sept. 20, 2014. NorthWood defeated Central 1-0.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 10:47 p.m.
 Goshen's  Shawn Graves (933) and Gerardo Abad (929), shown here competing in the County Clash on Sept. 13 at Ox Bow, were both top-10 finishes on Sept. 20 in the West Noble Invitational.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 11:21 p.m.
 Elkhart Memorial's Brooke Moore leads Elkhart Christian's Kayla Casaletto to the finish during the 2014 County Clash at Ox Bow Park Saturday Sept. 13, 2014. Casaletto placed second Saturday in the 21-school West Noble Invitational.

Posted on Sept. 20, 2014 at 11:07 p.m.
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