Provincial tennis roundup: Penn, Saint Joseph procure elimination round succeeds at LaPorte

There were no curve balls in the elimination rounds of the young men tennis provincial at LaPorte Tuesday evening.

No. 13 Saint Joseph and Penn each took care of their adversaries to set up a conflict of the space’s two best groups Wednesday night in the finale.

The Indians blanked Chesterton 5-0, while the Kingsmen bested have LaPorte 4-1 in real life at Kesling Park.

Holy person Joseph (17-1) will confront Penn (13-6) back at Kesling Park Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. EDT for the territorial title. The victor advances to the Culver Academy Semistate Saturday for an early afternoon match.

Holy person Joseph beat Penn 3-2 in the territorial last in 2020 preceding losing to Munster 4-1 in the semistate.

Holy person Joseph crushed the Kingsmen 4-1 in a NIC match at Penn during the standard season.

The Indians 1-2 punch at the highest point of their singles arrangement, seniors Daniel Pries and Kyle Fernandez, lost only one game Tuesday night.

Pries indented a 6-0, 6-0 success at No. 1 singles, while Fernandez won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles for the Indians. Pries is a double cross state qualifier and the NIC MVP every one of the beyond three seasons.

“All flights played well and loose for us,” said Saint Joseph mentor Steve Bender through text Tuesday night.

Penn got solid play from its singles arrangement, driven by a 6-2, 6-0 success at No. 1 by rookie Chris Chen.

The LaPorte No. 1 copies group of Quentin Spears and Liam Wolf won 6-1, 6-2 to progress in the state competition series for No. 1 duplicates groups unbeaten in competition play.

“Our singles came up huge today,” said Penn mentor Eric Bowers through text Tuesday night. “LaPorte is an incredible group and their No. 1 duplicates was too extreme today. I truly like the manner in which my green beans are playing at present.”


At LaPorte (elimination round)

SINGLES: 1. Chris Chen (P) def. Ethan Wilmsen 6-2, 6-0. 2. David Bao (P) def. Ravi Pillai 6-2, 6-1. 3. Evan Knapp (P) def. Brock Schultz 6-2, 6-4.

Duplicates: 1. Quentin Spears-Liam Wolf (L) def. Jeffery Bao-Eli Deitchley 6-1, 6-2. 2. Kevin Murphy-Hunter Striegel (P) def. Travis Chalik-Carter Moses 6-1, 7-6 (3).

Group records: Penn 13-6, LaPorte 18-7.

Holy person JOSEPH 5, CHESTERTON 0

At LaPorte (elimination round)

SINGLES:1. Daniel Pries def. Fabio Haiduc 6-0, 6-0. 2. Kyle Fernandez def. Drake Redman 6-0, 6-1. 3. Will Westberry def. Jbrock Redman 6-3, 6-3.

Pairs: 1. Collin Blumentritt-Davis Borders def. David Archbald-Connor Engels 6-1, 6-3. 2. Piotr Nabryski-Jake Westberry def. Ian Condes-Connor Potesta 6-1, 6-1.

Group records: Saint Joseph 17-1, Chesterton 13-4.

At Concord

Goshen will confront Westview for the provincial title at Concord.

The RedHawks moved past Fremont 5-0 and Westview beat No. 29 Northridge 3-2 in elimination round play at Concord.

The last at Concord Wednesday will start at 3:30 p.m.


At Concord (elimination round)

SINGLES: 1. Pi Wellington def. Ethan Bock 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. 2. Moses Sawatzky def. Nicholas Miller 6-3, 6-0. 3. Isaac Stahly def. Alex Chilenski 6-4, 6-2.

Pairs: 1. Carter Schmucker-Joel Byler def. Isaac Hirschy-Sam Verdin 6-4, 6-2. 2. Moses Kratzer-Myles McLaughlin def. Joshua Sherbondy-Conner Trobaugh.


At Concord (elimination round)

SINGLES: 1. Isaiah Hostetler (W) def. Brendan LaCounte 7-6 (7-3), 6-3. 2. Elijah Hostetler (W) def. Brandon Lomas 6-7 (9-11), 6-1, 6-0. 3. Kaleb Ellis (N) def. Brennan Beachy 6-3, 6-4.

Pairs: 1. Evan Nay-Collin Seegert (N) def. Isaac Rogers-Kendall Schwartz 6-2, 6-0. 2. Jethro Hostetler-Kylen Bender (W) def. Artisan Martin-Zak Martin 6-3, 6-3.

At Culver Academy

Bremen will play for another provincial title. The reigning champ and No. 27 Lions beat have and No. 21 Culver Academies 3-2 in the elimination rounds. Bremen will confront Peru for the provincial title. Peru beat Columbia City 4-1 in elimination round play.

The Lions got a couple of grasp, three-set successes from both of its copies groups to acquire the success over the Eagles. The couple of Camden Hickman and Max Varner dropped their first set at No. 2 pairs for Bremen prior to revitalizing to win the last two sets.

remen beat Peru 3-2 and CMA 4-1 of every 2020 to guarantee the provincial title.


At Culver Academies (elimination round)

SINGLES: 1. Constantino Oberto (CMA) def. Carson Miller (B) 6-1, 6-0; 2. Aydin Turgut (CMA) def. Dawson Hickman (B) 6-2, 6-4; 3. Mariano de Leon (B) def. Samuel Meares (CMA) 6-3, 6-3.

Copies: 1. Shay Kyser/Mason Porter (B) def. Dominic Hayden/Blake Van Doren (CMA) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4; 2. Camden Hickman/Max Varner (B) def. Peter Allen/William Tullis (CMA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

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