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Valley girls tennis, boys golf briefs: Costello, Neese fall to Wawasee duo in doubles regional

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Girls tennis

Costello-Neese fall to Wawasee duo: Tippecanoe Valley’s Mackenzie Costello and Kaitlin Neese lost to Wawasee’s Tate Cowan and Abby Morehead 7-5, 6-2 in a doubles state tournament match at Plymouth May 25.

The loss ended Costello and Neese’s seven-match winning streak. The duo finished the season 12-6.

“The loss doesn’t in any way dampen the season the seniors had while playing high-quality tennis and excelling in the classroom,” Valley coach Andrew Luce said in a statement. “The pair will be missed at Valley in so many ways as they prepare to graduate.”

Columbia City 3, Tippecanoe Valley 2: Hannah Engstrand rallied from a set down to win at No. 2 singles, and Mackenzie Costello and Kaitlin Neese won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles, but Valley lost to host Columbia City in the sectional semifinals on May 20.

Hannah Parson lost in straight sets at No. 1 singles, Peyton Oldham lost in straight sets at No. 3 singles, and Jada Hicks and Andie Schwenger lost in straight sets at No. 2 doubles.

As a No. 1 doubles team that is undefeated in the state tournament, Costello and Neese continued on in the state tournament. Costello and Neese have won seven consecutive matches. They improved to 12-5.

Valley finished the season 8-9.

RESULTS: COLUMBIA CITY 3, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 2

Singles

Hannah Parson (TV) lost 6-3, 6-2.

Hannah Engstrand (TV) won 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

Peyton Oldham (TV) lost 6-0, 6-2

Doubles

Mackenzie Costello-Kaitlin Neese (TV) won 6-3, 6-2.

Jada Hicks-Andie Schwenger (TV) lost 6-0, 6-4.

Northfield 3, Tippecanoe Valley 2: Hannah Engstrand won in a third-set tiebreak at No. 2 singles, and Mackenzie Costello and Kaitlin Neese won in straight sets at No. 1 doubles, but the Lady Vikings dropped a TRC home match to Northfield in their regular season finale May 17.

Engstrand won 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3).

Hannah Parson and Peyton Oldham lost in straight sets at Nos. 1 and 3 singles, respectively. Jada Hicks and Andie Schwenger lost in straight sets at No. 2 doubles.

Valley finished the regular season 8-9.

Valley won the JV match 2-1.

RESULTS: NORTHFIELD 3, VALLEY 2

Singles

Chloe Miller (NF) def. Hannah Parson (TV), 6-1, 6-4

Hannah Engstrand (TV) def. Ashley Lyons (NF), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3)

Meredith Haupert (NF) def. Peyton Oldham (TV), 6-3, 6-4

Doubles

Mackenzie Costello-Kaitlin Neese (TV) def. Autumn Custer-Annie Schler (NF), 6-2, 6-4

Lyndsey Custer-McKenzie Roth (NF) def. Jada Hicks-Andie Schwenger (TV), 6-2, 6-4

JV RESULTS: VALLEY 2, NORTHFIELD 1

Doubles

Talia Holder-Katie Shepherd (TV) won 9-8.

Sydney Mills-Olivia Wilson (TV) won 8-0.

Kylee Trepanier-Madelyn Weaver (TV) lost 8-5.

Maconaquah 4, Tippecanoe Valley 1: Mackenzie Costello and Kaitlin Neese won in a 10-point third set tiebreak, but the Lady Vikings dropped the other four matches in a TRC home loss to Maconaquah May 11.

Hannah Engstrand lost in a third-set 10-point tiebreak to Brooke Borden at No. 2 singles.

Hannah Parson and Peyton Oldham lost in straight sets at Nos. 1 and 3 singles, respectively. Jada Hicks and Andie Schwenger lost in straight sets at No. 2 doubles.

Valley won the JV match 3-1.

RESULTS: MACONAQUAH 4, VALLEY 1

Singles

Emma Warnock (MAC) def. Hannah Parson (TV), 6-0, 6-3

Brooke Borden (MAC) def. Hannah Engstrand (TV), 7-5, 3-6, (10-8)

Holly Tenny (MAC) def. Peyton Oldham (TV), 6-1, 6-2

Doubles

Mackenzie Costello-Kaitlin Neese (TV) def. Anna Borden-Averi Miller (MAC), 6-4, 4-6, (10-6)

Rachel Eby-Annie Isenburg (MAC) def. Jada Hicks-Andie Schwenger (TV), 6-4, 6-1

JV RESULTS: VALLEY 3, MACONAQUAH 1

Singles

Sydney Mills (TV) lost 8-6

Lily Ault (TV) won 8-4.

Doubles

Talia Holder-Lydia Miller (TV) won 8-4

Bri Feldman-Kaydence Shepherd (TV) won 8-1

Manchester 3, Tippecanoe Valley 2: The Lady Vikings dropped a TRC road match against Manchester May 10 despite winning both doubles matches.

Mackenzie Costello and Kaitlin Neese recovered from dropping the second set 0-6 against Molly Gray and Abbie Wampler to win 7-5 in the third set. Jada Hicks and Andie Schwenger won in a third-set 10-point tiebreak at No. 2 doubles.

Hannah Parson, Hannah Engstrand and Peyton Oldham all lost in straight sets in singles. They won three games combined.

Valley also won the JV match 4-1.

RESULTS: MANCHESTER 3, VALLEY 2

Singles

Kayla Hippensteel (MAN) def. Hannah Parson (TV), 6-1, 6-1

Eva Bazzoni (MAN) def. Hannah Engstrand (TV), 6-0, 6-0

Sarah Kerlin (MAN) def. Peyton Oldham (TV), 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

Mackenzie Costello-Kaitlin Neese (TV) won Molly Gray-Abbie Wampler (MAN), 6-2, 0-6, 7-5

Jada Hicks-Andie Schwenger (TV) def. Delani Henderson-Libby Rogers (MAN), 6-7, 6-4, (10-8)

JV RESULTS: VALLEY 4, MANCHESTER 1

Doubles

Bri Feldman-Kaydence Shepherd (TV) won their first match 8-4

Bri Feldman-Kaydence Shepherd (TV) lost their second match 8-4

Talia Holder-Lydia Miller (TV) won 8-1

Kylee Trepanier-Madelyn Weaver (TV) won 8-2

Lily Ault-Olivia Wilson (TV) won 6-2.


John Glenn 5, Tippecanoe Valley 0: The Lady Vikings dropped all five matches and fell to John Glenn on May 7.

Hannah Parson, Hannah Engstrand and Peyton Oldham lost at singles. The doubles teams of Mackenzie Costello and Kaitlin Neese lost at No. 1 doubles, and Jada Hicks and Andie Schwenger lost at No. 2 doubles.

Only Hicks and Schwenger won a set. They took the second set against Hailey Harness and Grace Rice but dropped the third set 6-4.

John Glenn also won the JV match 2-1. Talia Holder and Lydia Miller won at doubles for Valley.

RESULTS: JOHN GLENN 5, VALLEY 0

Singles

Jessica Yelaska (JG) def. Hannah Parson (TV), 6-1, 7-6

Alexandra Flaherty (JG) def. Hannah Engstrand (TV), 6-4, 6-3

Jessica Wilk (JG) def. Peyton Oldham (TV), 7-5, 6-2

Doubles

Megan Kobelt-Emma Romer (JG) def. Mackenzie Costello-Kaitlin Neese (TV), 7-6, 6-3

Hailey Harness-Grace Rice (JG) def. Jada Hicks-Andie Schwenger (TV), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

JV RESULTS: JOHN GLENN 2, VALLEY 1

Doubles

Bri Feldman-Kaydence Shepherd (TV) lost 8-1.

Lily Ault-Sydney Mills (TV) lost 8-6.

Talia Holder-Lydia Miller (TV) won 8-7.

Tippecanoe Valley 5, LaVille 0: Led by Jada Hicks and Andie Schwenger’s 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles, Valley swept all five matches against LaVille in straight sets on May 5.

Hannah Parson, Hannah Engstrand and Peyton Oldham lost only nine games combined in three singles matches.

Mackenzie Costello and Kaitlin Neese won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles.

Results: Valley 5, LaVille 0

Singles

Hannah Parson (TV) def. Becka Bower (LV), 6-2, 6-2

Hannah Engstrand (TV) def. Alley Maenhout (LV), 6-1, 6-0

Peyton Oldham (TV) def. Alaina Kertai (LV), 6-3, 6-1

Doubles

Mackenzie Costello-Kaitlin Neese (TV) def. Elaina Franz-Lauren Hominiuk (LV), 6-3, 6-1

Jada Hicks-Andie Schwenger (TV) def. Jolie Gonzalez-Makayla Johnson (LV), 6-0, 6-0

Tippecanoe Valley 4, Wabash 1: Hannah Parson and Hannah Engstrand each won at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, and Valley also swept the doubles matches in straight sets in a win over visiting Wabash May 4.

Mackenzie Costello and Kaitlin Neese won 6-4, 6-2 over Annie Cole and Nici Gunderman at No. 1 doubles, and Jada Hicks and Andie Schwenger won 6-2, 6-0 over Alexa Johnson and Maddie Von Uhl at No. 2 doubles.

Peyton Oldham lost in a 10-point tiebreak against Talia Carrillo after they split the first two sets at No. 3 singles.

Also, Talia Holder and Lydia Miller won a varsity doubles match 6-1, 6-1 over Maria Quiros and Lyndzy Silvers of Southwood.

RESULTS: VALLEY 4, WABASH 1

Singles

Hannah Parson (TV) def. Madison Bartoo (WAB), 6-1, 2-6, 6-1

Hannah Engstrand (TV) def. Linda Fu (WAB), 6-4, 6-2

Talia Carrillo (WAB) def. Peyton Oldham (TV), 5-7, 7-6 (2), (10-7)

Doubles

Mackenzie Costello-Kaitlin Neese (TV) def. Annie Cole-Nici Gunderman (WAB), 6-4, 6-2

Jada Hicks-Andie Schwenger (TV) def. Alexa Johnson-Maddie Von Uhl (WAB), 6-2, 6-0

RESULTS: VALLEY 1, SOUTHWOOD 0

Doubles

Talia Holder-Lydia Miller (TV) def. Maria Quiros-Lyndzy Silvers (SW), 6-1, 6-1

Valley wins Wabash Invite: The Valley girls tennis went 3-0 to win the Wabash Invitational May 1. They defeated Taylor 5-0, Wabash 4-1 and Whitko 3-2.

Hannah Parson went 3-0 at No. 1 singles, and Hannah Engstrand went 3-0 at No. 2 singles. Engstrand trailed by a set in two of her three match wins and had to win a 10-point tiebreak to win the match.

Mackenzie Costello and Kaitlin Neese went 2-0 at No. 1 doubles.

Bri Feldman and Kaydence Shepherd split time at No. 2 doubles with Jada Hicks and Andie Schwenger. Feldman and Shepherd lost their match against Abby Arter and Morgan Dyer of Whitko while Hicks and Schwenger beat Alexa Johnson and Maddie Von Uhl of Wabash.

Boys golf

Northfield 189, Tippecanoe Valley 199, Wabash 203: Led by Greg Miller’s 43, Valley finished second in a three-way match against Northfield and Wabash at Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash May 18.

Mason Purvis added a 50, Branson McBrier and Eli Love each had 53s, and Grady McGriff had a 55.

Northfield’s Toby Baer was the medalist with a 41.

Brandon Hoffman led the Valley JV with a 56. Johnny Gonsalez had a 57, Kolyn Grossman had a 62, and Gavin Grossman had a 67.

at Honeywell Golf Course, Wabash, May 18

VALLEY (199): Greg Miller 43, Mason Purvis 50, Branson McBrier 53, Eli Love 53, (Grady McGriff 55)

VALLEY JV (242): Brandon Hoffman 56, Johnny Gonsalez 57, Kolyn Grossman 62, Gavin Grossman 67

Valley takes 7th at TRC tournament: The Valley boys golf team placed seventh out of 10 teams at the TRC tournament at Rozella Ford Golf Club in Warsaw May 15.

Greg Miller led Valley withy a 76 to finish sixth overall and make the all-conference team.

Other Valley scores included Mason Purvis’ 106, Grady McGrIff’s 106, Branson McBrier’s 108, and Eli Love’s 112.

at Rozella Ford Golf Club, Warsaw, May 15

Maconaquah 331, Rochester 337, Whitko 353, Northfield 362, Peru 374, Manchester 379, Tippecanoe Valley 396, Southwood 411, Wabash 415, North Miami 453

MACONAQUAH (331): Taylor 74, Williamson 75, Guyer 85, Hershberger 97, (Brehmer 110)

ROCHESTER (337): Reece Renie 79, Wade Shafer 79, Dryden Vance 88, Drew Strasser 91, (J.R. McLochlin 91)

WHITKO (353): Reiff 82, Bryant 85, Strayer 89, Schroeder 97, (Kreps 101)

NORTHFIELD (362): Baer 75, Ross 94, Hoffman 94, Cartwright 99, (Tracy 107)

PERU (374): Bellar 72, Van Baalen 89, Reese Smith 99, Riley Smith 114, (Raber 121)

MANCHESTER (379): Kruschwitz 74, Lauer 95, Wiley 102, Duffy 108, (Felgar 113)

VALLEY (396): Greg Miller 76, Mason Purvis 106, Grady McGriff 106, Branson McBrier 108, (Eli Love 112)

SOUTHWOOD (411): Watson 83, Timmons 99, Baldwin 112, Stout 117, (Pace WD)

WABASH (415): Alex Dinkins 97, Andrew Dinkins 98, Coon 106, O’Neill 114, (Jones 118)

NORTH MIAMI (453): Moreland 109, Stockdale 109, I. Ireland 117, Caudill 118, (S. Ireland 135)

All-TRC team (top 10 plus ties): 1. Kash Bellar (Peru) – 72, t-2. Mason Taylor (Maconaquah) – 74, t-2. Owen Kruschwitz (Manchester) – 74, t-4. Hayden Williamson (Maconaquah) – 75, t-4. Toby Baer (Northfield) – 75, 6. Greg Miller (Valley) – 76, t-7. Reece Renie (Rochester) – 79, t-7. Wade Shafer (Rochester) – 79, 9. Dale Reiff (Whitko) – 82, 10. Luke Watson (Southwood) – 83

Whitko 180, Tippecanoe Valley 190, Caston 215: Greg Miller shot a 40 to lead Valley as they finished second in a three-way home match against Whitko and Caston at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek on May 10.

Mason Purvis added a 47, Grady McGriff had a 51, Branson McBrier had a 52, and Eli Love had a 56.

The Valley JV shot a 243. Brandon Hoffman had a 57, Johnny Gonsalez had a 59, Nolan Cumberland had a 60, Kolyn Grossman had a 67, and Gavin Grossman had a 70.

at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek May 10

VALLEY (190): Greg Miller 40, Mason Purvis 47, Grady McGriff 51, Branson McBrier 52, (Eli Love 56)

VALLEY JV (243): Brandon Hoffman 57, Johnny Gonsalez 59, Nolan Cumberland 60, Kolyn Grossman 67, (Gavin Grossman 70)

Wawasee 182, Tippecanoe Valley 200: Greg Miller carded a 42 to lead Valley in a road loss to Wawasee at Maxwelton Golf Course in Syracuse. Mason Purvis had a 51, Eli Love had a 53, Branson McBrier had a 54, and Johnny Gonsalez had a 65.

Grady McGriff led the JV with a 55. Brandon Hoffman had a 56, Gavin Grossman and Nolan Cumberland each had a 58, and Kolyn Grossman had a 61.

at Maxwelton Golf Course, Syracuse, May 5

VALLEY (200): Greg Miller 42, Mason Purvis 51, Eli Love 53, Branson McBrier 54, (Johnny Gonsalez 65)

VALLEY JV (227): Grady McGriff 55, Brandon Hoffman 56, Gavin Grossman 58, Nolan Cumberland 58, (Kolyn Grossman 61)

Middle school golf

Parker takes medalist at Valley Invite; team takes 2nd: Led by medalist Wes Parker’s 40, the TVMS Gold boys golf team shot a 178 and finished second out of 11 teams at the Tippecanoe Valley Invitational at The Waldo Golf Course in Roann May 17.

Meanwhile, the TVMS Green team shot a 222 and finished ninth.

Other Gold team scores included Ethan Young’s 44, Landon Patrick’s 47, Evan Bolinger’s 47, and Ian Cooksey’s 53.

Green team scores included Khristian Sebastian’s 53, Parker Newcomer’s 55, William Mellott’s 56, Nash Bouse’s 58 and John Hill’s 61.

Rochester shot a 193 and finished fourth. Olivia Bailey had a 44, Ava Thomas had a 45, Mason Conrad had a 48, Ben Gentry had a 56, and Ashton Musselman had a 59.

Caston shot a 262 and finished 11th. Gage Thomas had a 56, Luke Hipsher had a 66, and Shaylee Strasser and Jaime Prater each shot a 70.

Warsaw Edgewood won with a 178. They beat the Vikings on the fifth player’s score tiebreaker for the title.


Greg Miller


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