After stomping all over Central Noble Tuesday night in Albion, the Wawasee boys tennis team hosted Plymouth Wednesday and were rudely treated by the guests. The Pilgrims, playing a makeup game from last Thursday’s rainout, opened its Northern Lakes Conference season with a 5-0 shutout over the Warriors.
Singles play were steady for Plymouth, led by a 6-1, 6-0 result from John Gerard against Todd Hauser at two singles. Nate Knepp held firm with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Cal Heinisch on the three singles court and John Hunter closed out the singles victories with a two and three count on Kyler Love at one singles.
The doubles teams from Plymouth were equal to the task, led by a 6-4, 6-0 result by number ones Matt Flynn and Max Holloway against Dylan Houser and Chase Myers. Ryan Johnson and Braydon Davidson went the opposite route at two doubles, starting hot with a 6-0 score on Doug Hapner and Jake Hutchinson, then closed out 6-3.
Plymouth also won all nine of the JV courts.
With Wednesday’s result, Wawasee falls to 2-2 on the season and 0-1 in the NLC. Thursday will mark the third straight day of competition for the Warriors, when it travels to West Noble for a non-conference affair. Action starts at 4:30 p.m. in Ligonier.