John Glenn 4, Tippecanoe Valley 1
In a closer match than the final score indicated, John Glenn pulled out a road win in Akron.
Two of the five courts went to three sets, Valley’s Dylan Neese taking out Colin Stephens 6-4, 4-6, 10-5 while Glenn’s Alex Kaser and Dylan Florey beat Annikan Pettit and Cooper Walls 6-1, 6-7 (3), 10-7.
Glenn claimed the other three courts in straights, with Frankie Lizzi beating Cam Manuel two and three, and Landon Johnson beating Wyatt Reiter three and two. At two doubles, Glenn won 6-2, 6-1 against Brady Minix and Tristyn Ragon.
Valley’s DeOndre Hamilton split his two JV matches.
Penn 4, NorthWood 1
The Panthers were able to grab just one court in Mishawaka.
The doubles tandem of Brady Chupp and Chaz Yoder claimed a 6-3, 6-1 win over Eli Deitchley and Jeffery Bao.
Penn took the rest of the contests, Chris Chen shutting out Charles Anderson love, love, David Bao beating Isaac Roberts three and two, Evan Knapp topping Wes Steiner one and two, and the doubles team of Kevin Murphy and Hunter Striegel winning two and one over Nic Anderson and Karson Kirby.
It was all Penn in the JV contests, winning 13-0.
Homestead 4, Warsaw 1
The Tigers ran into the perennial state powers in Allen County and were able to produce just one court.
The two doubles team of Jack Reed and Khareus Miller weathered a 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 win over Owen Thomas and Cole Steinacker for the lone Tiger tally.
Warsaw went three sets in a pair of singles courts, but were on the short end of both of them. Jared Sagan outlasted Wil Boren 5-7, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 and Max Holliday did the same against Keller Bailey 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 at No. 3.
Stephen Meier beat Tristan Anderson 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 and in doubles play, Alex Graber and Matthew Otlen put away Zach Nicholas and Nick Boren 6-3, 6-1.
Homestead went 4-1 over Warsaw in JV courts, Tyler Zellers the lone Warsaw winner.
Grace Women 7, St. Francis 0
The Grace women’s tennis squad produced a clean slate of seven match wins to defeat St. Francis 7-0 and remain unbeaten in the early season. The match was a make-up of last weekend’s rainout and was played in the evening, under the lights in Ft. Wayne.
Lydia Ruegsegger paced the Lancers (2-0, 2-0 CL) with easy wins at both No. 1 doubles and singles. She teamed with Kiersten Martin to win 6-3 in doubles and cruised to a 6-3, 6-0 victory in singles.
Anna Graves and Lauryn Riegsecker captured No. 2 doubles 6-0, while Morgan Mast and Jenna Lewis had the closest match of the evening, winning 7-5 at No. 3 doubles.
In singles action, Graves won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2, Mast took a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 3 and Riegsecker ended with a 6-1, 6-4 advantage at No. 4. Lewis and Martin completed the sweep with wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively.