If there is such a thing as getting hot at the right time, Wawasee’s boys tennis team might be headed in that direction.
The Warriors won its second NLC match in as many days Tuesday afternoon, beating Elkhart Memorial 4-1. All three singles courts were victorious for the green and gold, led by a love, love sweep by Kyler Love over Brenden Graber. Todd Hauser got on the board with a 6-1, 6-4 win against Tristen Singleton and Luke Smith won his first-ever singles match, taking down Juan Pizana 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Dylan Houser and Chase Myers got back into the win column with a 6-3, 6-0 win against Jon Bailey and Stephen Kreft while Memorial’s win came from Brett Wilson and Justin Walter, a 6-3, 7-5 triumph over Doug Hapner and Jake Hutchinson.
Nate Perek, Kevin Carpenter and Cameron Brill all had singles win in the JV rounds, while the tandems of Matt Connett and Brayton Fretz, Tyler Rhodes and Leonard Kline picked up JV doubles wins.
Wawasee concludes its regular season 8-7 overall and 2-5 in the NLC. The Warriors will join the Chargers and the rest of the NLC for the conference tournament, which starts tomorrow at Plymouth High School. Second round action is set for Thursday in Plymouth and the finals are slated for Saturday morning at Goshen Middle School.
Goshen Decks Wawasee
Goshen continued to be one of the premier boys soccer teams in the Northern Lakes Conference in its 4-0 win at Wawasee Tuesday night.
The Redskins (10-1 overall, 5-0 NLC) put 10 shots on net compared to just five for Wawasee. The Warrior bench was also issued a red card during the match.
“The boys are in need of a heart check,” stated Wawasee head coach Jordan Sharp. “We are about to find out what Wawasee soccer is all about.”
The Goshen JV also pitched a shutout, winning 2-0.
Wawasee (4-5-3, 0-2-2 NLC) will look to recover Thursday with a trip to Lakeland.
Northridge Keeps Rolling
Northridge had seven different players score during a 9-0 rout of Wawasee Tuesday night in girls soccer in Middlebury.
Kara Kershner, Evelynn Cover, Jaymee Bowers, Brey Baltazar and Juliana Skow all had a single goal while Ellie Lengacher and Bailey O’Dell each had two goals for the Lady Raiders, which moved to 10-1-2 on the season and 5-0 in the Northern Lakes Conference with the win. Skow and Mallory Fletcher combined on the shutout, which had Wawasee attempt no shots on goal.
“I am proud of the effort of our kids,” began Wawasee head coach Doug Heinisch. “We played hard for 80 minutes. Northridge is the best team we have played this year and a class program. You have to admire what they are doing.”
The Northridge JV also grabbed a victory over Wawasee, 4-1, with LeighAnn Shrack tallying the lone star for Wawasee.
Wawasee (0-12, 0-3 NLC) will host Plymouth Thursday night.