The Northern Lakes Conference opener, as expected, was a close one for the Warsaw girls tennis team.
The Tigers began league play with a close 3-2 loss to Plymouth at home.
The matchup was a rematch of the regional final from last season. Warsaw claimed a 3-2 win in that contest.
Plymouth won both doubles matches in three sets Tuesday night to claim the win. The duo of Kendall Dreibelbis and McKenzie Scheetz topped Colette Smith and Athena Schlitt 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 at No. 1. The team of Mary Blake and Leah Smith defeated Rachel Boyle and Rachel Yeager 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 at No. 2.
Lanae Singleton beat Liza Lewis on the No. 1 singles court 6-4, 7-5 for the Pilgrims.
Warsaw notched wins in impressive fashion at No. 2 and No. 3 singles play. Ella Knight topped Erin Hunter 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 for the Tigers and Alyssa Zellers beat Ashley Harrell 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 for Warsaw.
Warsaw won 12 of the 13 junior varsity matches. Winners for the Tigers in singles play were Libby Jenkins, Reagan Merchant (twice). Winning in doubles play were the teams of Sophie Schlitt and Maddie Ray, Jasmine Baker and Izzy Ray, Jaya Panicker and Sophia Parke, Bailey Roulo and Charlotte Grandon, Addison Marshall and Katrille Rodgers, Sophie Olson and Jennifer Straits, Emma Hoff and Kat Josellis, Amy Herendeen and Jaya Panicker and Izzy Ray and Jasmine Baker.
Warsaw hosts Northride in NLC play Wednesday evening.
The Warsaw softball team dropped a 13-3 final in six innings at Columbia City.
The host Eagles had 10 hits to top the Tigers in non-conference action. Warsaw finished with five hits in the contest. Each team had five errors.
Courtney Chookie led the offense for the Tigers with a pair of hits. Chookie also took the pitching loss.
The trio of Saylor Bradley, Lauren Shaffner and Adara Frey each had one hit for the Tigers.
Warsaw returns to conference play at Goshen Wednesday night.
The Warsaw junior varsity team handled Culver Military Academy 14-1.
Matt Shoemaker had two hits and two RBI and notched the pitching win for Warsaw. Ian Glogovsky had two hits and four RBI and Jacob Lucas a hit and two RBI for the JV Tigers, who improve to 4-3.
The Warsaw freshman team lost at Homestead 12-1. Gage Lyon hit a solo home run for the Tigers, who fall to 3-2.