Plymouth battled both the elements and a strong Northridge tennis team Thursday night. Due to the weather, the match was moved to Culver Academy’s indoor facility, where the Pilgrims came out on top 4-1 in a tightly contested match. The win keeps the Pilgrims at the top of the NLC regular season standings with just one loss.
The 2D team of Cassidy Riddle-Annie Plothow were the first match completed, once again winning in straight sets. 3S Morgan Langfeldt finished next to put Plymouth up 2-0, winning her first set handily and then battling to win a tight second set 7-5. Shortly after, 1S Aubrey Vervynckt fell in straight sets after losing a close first set.
That left the 1D team of Taylor Delp-Ellie Jones and 2S Bella Kain still on court. Both split sets about the same time with the team score 2-1. Taylor and Ellie won their first set and held a 4-1 lead, when the Northridge duo charged back to take the second set in a tiebreaker and force a third set. Bella lost the first set, but battled back to win the second set 6-2. Both Taylor-Ellie and Bella showed mental toughness in their matches and both played outstanding tennis to finish off three set wins, Taylor and Ellie winning the deciding set 6-1 and Bella winning 6-0 to complete the team’s 4-1 win.
Northridge is the reigning conference champions and are having a strong season, so overall it was a nice win and a great day to be a Pilgrim!
Plymouth won both the JV matches that were contested tonight. The doubles teams of Tynley Gantz-Tallie Hundt and Marley Christy-Alivia Kizer won for the Pilgrims.
Plymouth will host NLC foe Goshen on Friday, 5/6/22, starting at 5:30PM. If weather becomes a factor once again (as is predicted), the match will likely be played at Culver Academy indoors, time TBD.
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