Elkhart Memorial, Penn move into respective girls tennis regional finals

Chargers will play Angola in the Elkhart Central final while the Kingsmen will face South Bend St. Joseph in the LaPorte championship match. Both are slated for Wednesday, May 28.

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 11:15 p.m.

Elkhart Memorial’s unbeaten girls tennis season stayed alive Tuesday, May 27, with a nailbiting 3-2 victory against Fairfield in the semifinals of the Elkhart Central Regional.

The decisive win came for the Crimson Chargers (16-0) at No. 3 singles as Taylor Freedline prevailed 6-4, 6-3 against Margie Stutzman.

Memorial advances to the regional championship slated for 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. The opponent will be Angola (14-5), a 3-2 semifinal winner against Westview.

"That was a very good No. 3 singles match,“ said Memorial coach Alex Holtz. “It went back and forth.”

The Chargers also got wins at both No. 1 doubles from Haley Stouder and Taelor Grose and No. 2 doubles from Hannah Dillman and Mady Robison.

”We need to make sure we don’t get carried away celebrating because we’d like to bring home a regional title and we know Angola is a tough team,“ said Holtz.

Fairfield winners were Emily Mast at No. 1 singles and Lauren Streit at No. 2 singles.

Westview winners against the Hornets were Katelyn Miller and Chanda Strong at No. 1 doubles and Miranda Kresse at No. 2 singles.

Elkhart Central Regional


Elkhart Memorial 3, Fairfield 2


Emily Mast (F) def. Krystal Grubb 6-1, 6-3. Lauren Streit (F) def. Corrinne Whittaker 6-0, 7-5. Taylor Freedline (M) def. Margie Stutzman 6-4, 6-3.


Haley Stouder/Taelor Grose (M) def. Brooke Hochstedler/Leah Wimmer 6-1, 6-3. Hannah Dillman/Mady Robison (M) def. Kirsten Toole/Hannah Toole 6-4, 4-6. 6-0.

Records: Memorial 16-0, Fairfield 14-5.

Angola 3, Westview 2


Hannah Cowen (A) def. Charlotte Jones 6-4 6-0. Miranda Kresse (W) def. Kaileigh Folland 6-2 6-0. Kendall Floto (A) def. Savannah Rang 6-1 6-2.


Katelyn Miller/Chanda Strong (W) def. Tori Yagodinski/Paige Emke 6-1 6-1. Abby Buchs/Becca Buchs def Tessa Zimmerly/Megan Steider 6-2 6-2.

Records: Angola 14-5, Westview 10-4.

Next: Memorial vs. Angola in championship of Elkhart Central Regional 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 28.


LaPorte Regional


Penn 5, Michigan City 0


Haylei Snelson def. Megan Methner 6-3, 6-3. Tayla Brown def. Dayna Pedzinski 6-3, 6-1. Bailey Oppman def. Katharina Jaschinsky 6-2, 6-3.


Cameron Moore/Amanda Ahmed def. Paige Cuma/Kristen Palmer 7-6 (8-6), 6-0. Emma Moon/Lauren McCarthy def. Claire Hirsch/Claire Werner 6-2, 6-0.

Records: Penn 17-3, Michigan City 14-5.

Other semifinal: SB St. Joseph 4, Valparaiso 1. Records: SB St. Joseph 20-2, Valparaiso 13-7.

Next: Penn vs. SB St. Joseph in championship of LaPorte Regional 5:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, May 28.

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