The Newman girls tennis team won a dual meet at home Thursday, defeating Rockford Lutheran, 3-2 after sweeping the singles matches.
Sarah Tunink was a 6-1, 6-2 winner at No. 1 singles, and Lilliana Campbell won, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 2.
The Comets secured the victory when Fernanda Reyes Zamora and Sophia Propheter won, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 3 doubles.
Rock Falls 170, Rockford Lutheran 196: The Rockets notched another Big Northern win at Rock River, led by a 38 from medalist Megan Fiorini.
Ellie Wasson fired a 41, Taylor Brown shot a 44, and Lauren Tupper added a 47 for Rock Falls, which also got a 53 from Madison Thatcher and a 62 from Brooke Danreiter.
Oregon 194, Sandwich 195: The Hawks carded three of the top four scores to eke out a one-stroke win at Silver Ridge.
Mia Trampel was runner-up with a 46, Ava Hackman added a 48, and Cassie Nyderek fired a 49 for Oregon. Lena Trampel’s 51 rounded out the team score, and Helena Holden-Fox (54) and Tori Marchetti (60) also played.
Sandwich’s Alijah Campbell was medalist with a 44.
Rockford Lutheran 179, Rock Falls 198: The Rockets dropped a Big Northern dual at Rock River after the Crusaders shot three of the four lowest scores.
Nicholas Vickers led Rock Falls with a 45, and Evan Mandrell fired a 48. Brody Van Weelden had a 51, and Caden Hartman added a 54 to count toward the Rockets’ score. Ben Folgers (57) and Brady Richards (59) also competed.
Lutheran’s Andrew Gravino was medalist with a 39.
Oregon 192, Sandwich 202: The Hawks had the medalist and the runner-up in a nonconference dual win at Silver Ridge.
Jarrett Dietrich shot the low score of 42, and Jackson Werren was second with a 46. Isaac Kaltenbrun and Isaac Reber both fired 52s, Miley Smith had a 56, and Brady Davis shot a 63.
Rockridge 166, Fulton 171, Erie-Prophetstown 173: The Steamers and Panthers fell to Three Rivers foe Rockridge at Highland Springs.
Fulton’s Ian Wiebenga had a 39 to finish one stroke behind medalist Drew Hall of Rockridge, while Patrick Wiebenga and Josh VanderPloeg added 41s for the Steamers. Kyle Meinema (50) rounded out the team score, with Reed Owen (52) and Landon Meyers (53) also playing for Fulton.
Bryce Rosenow led EP with a 40, Dawson Haggard had a 43, Logan Wunderlich fired a 44, and Isaac Goodson added a 46. Ethan Palmer (47) and Koby Brooks (57) also teed it up for the Panthers.
Durand-Pecatonica 213, Amboy 215: The Clippers suffered a close NUIC loss at Shady Oaks, as Du-Pec’s Zach Sticker was medalist with a 43.
Hayden Wittenauer led Amboy with a 51, Jackson Brubaker fired a 54, and Jarod Warner and Jordan Harris added 55s to round out the Clippers’ score. Austin Bogle (62) and Carson Reuss (63) also competed.
Rock Island 116, Sterling 94: Sydney Graves notched the only victory for the Water Warriors in a Western Big 6 dual at the Duis Center.
Graves won the 500 freestyle in 6:34.21. Payton Purdy added three runner-up finishes, taking second in the 50 butterfly (32.38 seconds), 200 IM (2:38.88) and 100 freestyle (1:01.74).
Katherine Garland placed second in the 50 backstroke (34.31) and 100 backstroke (1:16.45), and Paige Geil was second in the 200 freestyle (2:22.86) and 100 breaststroke (1:23.43). Elizabeth Capes added a runner-up finish in the 100 butterfly (1:19.36).
The Warriors also took second in all three relays: the team of Alena Taylor, Emily Lofgren, Lydia Anton and Anna Kuhns in the 200 medley (2:21.16); the quartet of Geil, Lofgren, Rebecca Riley and Graves in the 200 freestyle (2:02.24); and the foursome of Purdy, Capes, Graves and Riley in the 400 freestyle (4:20.95).