CONCORD 3, WARSAW 2
Concord wrapped up a repeat as Northern Lakes Conference girls tennis champions, but not without a fight from Warsaw.
In a match played Wednesday at the Warsaw Racquet Club, Warsaw pushed Concord to the limit with a pair of wins. But Concord’s usual suspects came up big to ensure the championship.
Regan Landis and Meghan Godzisz were gold again at singles, Landis a two and two winner over Alyssa Zellers while Godzisz took care of Taylor Shoaf one and one. The Minutemen one doubles team continued its big 2019 season, where Keegan Thursby and Lauren Pollock dropped Rachel Yeager and Reagan Merchant one and two.
Warsaw claimed the other two courts after tiebreaker wins. Rachel Boyle fended off Lauren Boessler 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) and the duo of Amy Herendeen and Maddie Ray ensured itself a high seed for the conference tournament next week with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) win over Kelsee O’Dell and Kaylee Price.
Concord finishes the round robin 7-0 while Warsaw drops to 3-3 with a final matchup against Goshen on Monday to conclude its NLC round robin. Warsaw (5-4) keeps on its dual schedule Thursday at Culver Academy.
ROCHESTER 3, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 2
Valley and Rochester were able to get in its match that was rained out from Monday.
The Vikings got on the board quickly via its one doubles team of Tiphanie Hodge and Makenna Bradley, which beat Hannah Houston and Ryli Rouch love and one in just under 45 minutes. Valley’s two doubles team were also on point, the pairing of Kaitlin Neese and Haley Baker closing out Molly Conley and Kim Banie love and one.
Rochester returned favor on the singles courts, and then some. Alivia Riegle bested Mackenzie Costello two and one at one singles while Hannah Parson couldn’t catch Gabby Guss in a four and one final. It came down to three singles, where Whitley Barkman won a two-hour marathon over Gigi Engstrand 7-6, 7-6.
Mallory Durkes and Chelsea Manns won JV singles courts, and the teams of Kennedie Brooks and Evelyn Rodriguez along with Brianna Feldman and Kaydee Shepherd had doubles wins for the Vikings.
Valley (6-5) will host Whitko Thursday afternoon.