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PREP BOYS TENNIS: Goshen begins robust at NLC match | Sports activities

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NAPPANEE – The Northern Lakes Convention boys tennis championship bought underway at NorthWood Excessive College Wednesday, and some space groups superior a number of gamers to Thursday’s semifinal spherical.

Bringing an undefeated file into the match, No. 21 Goshen (19-0, 7-0 NLC) breezed by means of the primary spherical with all 5 matches incomes straightforward victories.

At No. 1 singles, junior Pi Wellington swept Warsaw senior Tristan Anderson, 6-0, 6-0, whereas senior Moses Sawatzky additionally earned a 6-0, 6-0 sweep in No. 2 singles over Mishawaka sophomore Ethan Braniff.

At No. 3 singles, Goshen junior Isaac Stahly confronted a stiffer take a look at in comparison with a few of his different teammates.

Regardless of the problem from Wawasee sophomore Kane Dukes, Stahly superior to Thursday’s semifinal spherical with a 6-4, 6-3 win.

On the doubles courts, Senior Joel Byler and junior Myles McLaughlin blanked Mishawaka juniors Aiden Szeltner and Tommy Harringer, 6-0, 6-0, whereas sophomore Kyan Miller and junior Moses Kratzer additionally earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Mishawaka sophomore Spencer Weston and freshman Doug Hill.

After the RedHawks, NLC contender Northridge additionally performed effectively, incomes 4 match victories on the day.

“We took care of enterprise in our 4 wins,” Northridge head coach Austin Christner stated. “I felt like we confronted good competitors and performed effectively in these 4 matches.”

The Raiders (14-2, 6-1 NLC) noticed some dominant performances from its prime gamers, together with a clear sweep of victories from all three singles gamers.

Senior Brendan LaCounte beat up on Plymouth senior Carter Snyder, 6-0, 6-0. Later, senior Brandon Lomas placed on a robust exhibiting towards NorthWood freshman Caleb Vincent to win 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.

Lastly, at No. 3 singles, senior Kaleb Ellis took down NorthWood senior Joe Hahn, 6-3, 6-0 to maneuver on to Thursday’s semis.

At doubles, senior Zak Martin and junior Nolan Mellott outmatched NorthWood junior Wes Newcomer and sophomore Ty Stankovich, 6-0, 6-4 to win in No. 2 doubles.

At No. 1 doubles, although, the senior tandem of Mason Martin and Harry Brown fell in what can be a back-and-forth three-set match to Warsaw freshman Charlie Norton and sophomore Drew Ryser, 4-6, 7-5, 4-6.

“Clearly the (1 doubles) match was robust,” Christner stated. “They performed a unique (Warsaw) staff than they’d beat within the common season and form of got here out and began actually gradual. (Warsaw) gained plenty of confidence from that and credit score to them for taking benefit. It was robust for our guys having to play at the hours of darkness for the primary time within the largest match of the season so far, and sadly, they simply got here up somewhat bit brief. “

The Minutemen of Harmony (7-9, 4-3 NLC) had a stable first spherical as effectively, choosing up victories on the No. 1 singles, No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles courts.

“We’re a really younger staff this 12 months, however we have been taking part in higher and higher every day,” Harmony head coach Todd Denton stated. “We have been doing the little issues very well lately, and I feel it is exhibiting. Very impressed with my guys. “

Senior Nathan Schraw made fast work of Mishawaka Finn Babos, 6-1, 6-1, in two units at No. 1 singles.

At No. 2 singles, junior Andrew Kavanagh took down Plymouth junior Martin Baca, 6-3, 6-1.

Over at No. 1 doubles, juniors Braeden Messenger and Avery Johnson narrowly upended NorthWood senior Logan Perry and junior Nic Anderson, 7-5, 6-4, to advance.

“We’re principally going to need to play on the prime of our recreation,” stated Denton of the Thursday’s semifinals. “Everyone on the primary draw that’ll be taking part in (Thursday) misplaced to their opponents within the common season. We managed to avenge a kind of (Wednesday), so if we come out to play and anyone has an off day, that may very well be all it takes. “

NLC Boys Tennis Championship – first spherical outcomes

No. 1 singles: Pi Wellington (G) def. Tristan Anderson (WAR), 6-0, 6-0; Joey Harper (WAWA) def. Caleb Yoder (NW), 6-1, 6-3; Nathan Schraw (CON) def. Finn Babos (MISH), 6-1, 6-1; Brendan LaCounte (NR) def. Carter Snyder (PLY), 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 singles: Moses Sawatzsky (G) def. Ethan Braniff (MISH), 6-0, 6-0; Andrew Kavanagh (CON) def. Martin Baca (PLY), 6-3, 6-1; Ted Grandon (WAR) def. Will Lengthy (WAWA), 6-2, 6-2; Brandon Lomas (NR) def. Caleb Vincent (NW), 6-1, 6-0.

No. 3 singles: Isaac Stahly (G) def. Kane Dukes (WAWA), 6-4, 6-3; Jake Stone (PLY) def. Adam Burkert (CON), 7-6, 6-3; Keller Bailey (WAR) def. Cooper Szlanfucht (MIS), 6-0, 6-0; Kaleb Ellis (NR) def. Joe Hahn (NW), 6-3, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles: Joel Byler / Myles Mclaughlin (G) def. Aiden Szeltner / Tommy Harringer (MIS), 6-0, 6-0; Braeden Messenger / Avery Johnson (CON) def. Nic Anderson / Logan Perry (NW), 7-5, 6-4; Charlie Norton / Drew Ryser (WAR) def. Mason Martin / Harry Brown (NR), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; Matt Manzuk / Easton Pressure (PLY) def. Jay Duncan / Ty Brooks (WAWA), 6-1, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles: Zak Martin / Nolan Mellott (NR) def. Wes Newcomer / Ty Stankovich (NW), 6-0, 6-4; Caleb Bowling / Trey Delp (PLY) def. Caden Pratt / Evan Byler (WAWA), 6-0, 6-0; Kyan Miller / Moses Kratzer (G) def. Spencer Weston / Doug Hill (MIS), 6-0, 6-0; Nick Boren / Khareus Miller (WAR) def. Lukas Ulfig / Luke Greising, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.


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