PERU 3, NORTHWESTERN 2
Northwestern got points from Nathan Chou, who won the No. 3 singles match 6-0, 6-0, and from the No. 2 doubles team of Kohl McCully and Jaycee Ellis, who won 6-4, 2-6, 6-1. Northwestern fell to 3-6 (1-2 MIC).
“I thought overall even though it was a loss it was our best match we’ve probably played all year,” NW coach Matt Woods said. “Every match was tight. We didn’t get blown out at any position. Peru is, I believe, the leader in our conference and we fought the entire way.”
MARION 4, KOKOMO 1
Kokomo’s (4-5, 1-1 NCC) only win came at No. 1 doubles as Erik Bowen and Brad Dockemeyer won in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 in North Central Conference action.
The Wildkats’ coach Shawn Flanary knew going in that it will be a tough match against Marion.
“The guys are making progress,” Flanary said. “Marion returned 6 of 7 starters. I was really proud of the No. 1 doubles team. One of the guys cracked his racket and he borrowed the coaches racket, while the other slightly turned his ankle. It was a great effort I thought.”
NORTHWESTERN 4, EASTERN 1
Northwestern (7-1) moved to 4-0 in the Mid-Indiana Conference with the three-goal win.
Robert Olsen led the way for the Purple Tigers with two goals. Jacob Wagner added a goal and an assist, and Jesse Murdock also had a goal. Blaine Brutus assisted on a goal. Goalie Evan LaDow had six saves.
“The boys played really hard,” Northwestern coach Jim Wagner said. “We had a lot of good passing and teamwork, especially in the middle of the field.”
Jordan VanMatre scored Eastern’s goal. Delon Tuggle had a dozen saves for the Comets (6-3, 2-1 MIC).
“We did all right in the first half, second half a big wind storm blows up and the wind is against us and they kind of kept us down on our side the whole time,” Eastern coach John VanMatre said.