Wawasee 4, Manchester 1
The Warriors mixed up their lineup for a non-conference match with visiting Manchester. Blaine Baut had the only losing court at one singles, falling one and one. Nathan Harper and Devon Kuhn each won their respective two and three singles courts in straight sets.
Wawasee’s doubles pairings of Holden Babb/Grant Brooks at one and Ty Brooks/Zeke Keim at two both dispatched their Squire foes in straight sets as well.
The win raised the Warrior record to 6-11. They will return to Northern Lakes Conference action on Thursday as the Cavemen from Mishawaka make their way to Syracuse.
Maconaquah 5, Tippecanoe Valley 0
The Valley boys couldn’t gain any traction in a Three Rivers Conference tennis showdown with Maconaquah. All five courts went the way of the Braves, and all went in straight sets.
The Vikings have six days to think about this one before traveling to Whitko next Tuesday evening for another TRC match.
Grace Men 5, Huntington 2
IWU Men 6, Grace 1
Grace’s men’s tennis team split a doubleheader to close out the Crossroads League regular season on Wednesday.
The Lancers (7-1, 7-1 CL) will finish second place in the league standings, one game behind Indiana Wesleyan.
The first match of the day was the de facto league championship between the final two undefeated teams. Indiana Wesleyan got the better of Grace, but the match was fiercely contested.
The Wildcats (8-0, 8-0 CL) won all three doubles’ courts, including a pair of narrow 6-4 victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.
In singles, Fabricio Galvan earned Grace’s only point with a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 3. David Sandi narrowly fell at No. 4 singles (3-6, 6-3, 12-14).
The Lancers rebounded nicely with a 5-2 victory against Huntington to end the day.
Galvan and Ivan Santori won 6-1 at No. 2 doubles, and Mauricio Corty and Jacob Gray won by the same margin at No. 3.
Max Rozas (No. 1), Ramiro Candia (No. 2), Galvan (No. 3), Sandi (No. 4) and Kye Barrett (No. 6) all won in straight sets during singles’ competition.
The Lancers’ fall season continues with three more nonleague matches, including Judson at home on Friday, IU Southeast on the road on Saturday and Trine at home on Monday.
The Crossroads League Tournament begins on Tuesday.
Grace Women 5, Huntington 2
IWU Women 7, Grace 0
The Crossroads League regular season concluded on Wednesday for Grace’s women’s tennis team.
The Lady Lancers lost 7-0 to Indiana Wesleyan in the morning match before beating Huntington 5-2 in the second half of the doubleheader.
Grace (6-2, 6-2 CL) will likely finish third in the league; the Crossroads League Tournament begins on Tuesday, meaning Grace is guaranteed at least one home match in the quarterfinals.
Against Huntington, Grace got off to a good start in doubles. Jayna Armstrong and Dayana Ortega blanked their opponent at No. 1 doubles (6-0), and Anna Graves and Kiersten Martin also shut out their opponent at No. 3.
Ortega battled to a tough three-set win at No. 2 singles, and Morgan Mast clawed to a 6-3, 7-6 (6) win at No. 5.
Lauryn Riegsecker claimed a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 6 singles, and Graves was victorious 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4.
The Lady Lancers will travel to Calvin on Friday and Cornerstone on Saturday for nonleague matches. Grace will also host Concordia on Monday at 2 p.m.