PLYMOUTH — Plymouth started its 2022 season with a quality win over District-Ranked Valparaiso 3-2 Monday night. The Pilgrims won their home opener,#1 while avenging a close 3-2 loss to Valparaiso from early in the 2021 season.
Both doubles teams, #1 Juniors Taylor Delp and Ellie Jones and #2 Sophomores Annie Plothow-Cassidy Riddle were victorious in straight sets. Senior Aubrey Vervynckt provided the match-clinching point at one singles, battling back from a first set 8-6 tiebreaker loss to win her match in three sets. Aubrey cruised 6-1, 6-1 in the final two sets against a quality opponent.
Junior Bella Kain battled over three hours for two tough sets, winning a second-set tiebreaker 7-0 to force a third set super-tiebreaker, which she would ultimately lose 10-6.
At #3 singles Junior Morgan Langfeldt fell in her first Varsity singles match.
JV singles winner for the Pilgrims were Tallie Hundt. JV doubles winners for the Pilgrims tonight were Marley Christy-Alivia Kizer, Maddy Thangam-Emma Jackson, Jo Houin-Magaly Rodriguez, Dorothy Karris-Katie Fishback, Kiley Pitts-Niki Melendez, Cloe Byrd-Natalie Sheely, Claire Lewandowski-Izzy Ray, and Lena Houin-Maddy Thangam.
Plymouth travels to John Glenn Tuesday for a rescheduled match starting at 5:15 p.m.
•PLYMOUTH 3, VALPARAISO 2
at Mary Beth Hunter Tennis Complex
1 — Aubrey Vervynckt (P) beat Abby McBride 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-
2 — Maddie Bramming (V) beat Bella Kain 6-4, 6-7(0), (10-6)
3— Emily Hatseras (V) beat Morgan Langfeldt 6-0, 6-0
1 — Taylor Delp-Ellie Jones (P) beat Kallie Belcher-Isse Piggott 6-1, 6-3
2 — Annie Plothow-Cassidy Riddle (P) beat Laney Mario-Raegan O’Halek 6-0, 6-0
Records: Plymouth 1-0, Valparaiso 1-1
JV Score: Plymouth 9, Valparaiso 6