at Warsaw Sectional (at Columbia City)
Columbia City 4, Wawasee 1
The Eagles pulled out a pair of three-setters to claim its first sectional title since 2011 and second overall.
Noah Finefrock ralled from a 6-3 loss in the first set of the No. 3 singles match with Blaine Baut to come back with a 6-4, 6-0 win. At two doubles, Javon Crawford and Reht Wilson won 6-4 in the first over Ty Brooks and Devon Kuhn, but the Wawasee duo rallied with a 6-2 second set. In the clincher, it went to the Eagles 6-1.
City also had straight set wins from Alex Rongos at No. 1 singles, a two and one run of Joey Harper, and at No. 2 from Tobey Krider, a one and four win against Zeke Keim.
Wawasee kept its individual prospects alive with its No. 1 doubles team of Grant Brooks and Holden Babb, which took out Peyton Pope and Ben Kuhmichel 6-2, 6-1.
City moves onto the Culver Academy Regional where it will face Peru on Tuesday.
at Bremen (Friday)
Bremen 5, John Glenn 0
Bremen wins its third straight sectional title and a date with Culver Academy at the Academy Regional on Tuesday.
at East Noble
Westview 3, East Noble 2
The Warriors outlasted the Knights for its sixth straight sectional championship and a date with Northridge Tuesday at the Concord Regional. Goshen and Fremont will compete in the other regional semi-final in Dunlap.
Grace Competes At ITAs
Members of the men’s and women’s tennis team battled against the best players in the area at the ITA Regional Championships hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University.
In the men’s singles main draw, Max Rozas reached the semifinal by winning four straight matches. He played very well against top-seeded Martin Carrizo of Indiana Wesleyan for a spot in the finals, but eventually fell 5-7, 7-6, 10-4.
Francisco Margaria played in the B singles draw and won five matches to capture the title. He defeated Alejandro Perez of Oakland City University 8-2 in the finals.
Other highlights for the men included Nic Graber reaching the semifinals of the B consolation bracket, and the duo of Margaria and Graber advancing to the finals of the B consolation doubles draw. The doubles pairs of Ivan Antinori and Facundo Paredes, and David Sandi and Nicolas Doria both reached the quarterfinals of the doubles main draw.
On the women’s side, Jenna Lewis produced the most success. In the B singles consolation draw, Lewis won four straight matches to take top honors. She defeated Nina Golfier from Huntington 8-1 in the final.
The men’s and women’s teams will each host Tiffin University (Ohio) at the Miller Field Tennis Courts on October 6.