A singles sweep Tuesday night propelled Warsaw into position to play for a regional girls tennis championship.
The Tigers edged past NLC foe Plymouth 3-2 in semifinal action of the Culver Academy Regional.
Warsaw (11-6) advances to play the hosts Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the regional title match. The winner then advances to the LaPorte Semistate Saturday to face either No. 4 Penn (17-1) or No. 11 Chesterton (18-2), who play on Wednesday in the finals of the LaPorte Regional.
CGA (10-7) blanked Manchester 5-0 in the other semifinal matchup Tuesday. CGA defeated Warsaw 4-1 on May 15 at WCHS, but the Tigers used a completely different lineup than their current one.
Warsaw, which had defeated Plymouth 3-2 in their regular-season matchup, got wins from senior Sarah Hartle and sophomores Jacqueline Sasso and Sarah Boyle to claim the close win Tuesday night in the program’s 12th straight regional appearance.
Hartle, the team’s only senior, beat Kelly Hoeffler 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Boyle continued her strong play of late with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Ellen Smith at No. 3 singles.
Sasso, who moved into the No. 2 singles spot at sectional last week, outlasted Allie Berger 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 at No. 2 singles for the clinching point for the Tigers.
Plymouth, which finishes at 10-8 as a team, won in three sets at No. 1 doubles. Marissa German and Andria Shook topped juniors Lindsay Sciarra and Olivia Wallin 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.
The Pilgrims took the No. 2 doubles match as Emily Blake and Mikayla German defeated sophomores Taylor Moore and Abbi Baum 6-4, 6-2.