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May 25, 2019
By: John Raffel

Big Rapids tennis team finishes third in Lakes8


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Lakes 8 Conference Final Results

 

Place    Team                                     Dual Match Pts. Tournament Pts. Total

1          Ludington                               5                         5                         10

2          Muskegon Catholic Central    3.5                     4                          7.5

3          Big Rapids                              3.5                     3                          6.5

4          West Mich. Christian               2                        2                          4

5         Manistee                                  1                         1                          2

 

 

Singles

No. 1 - Eden Short, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Katie Huber, MANISTEE HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-1, -;

No. 1 - Eden Short, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Lindsey Holmes, LUDINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2, 6-0, -;

No. 2 - Brooke Hojnacki, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Jaelyn Thomas, MANISTEE HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0, -;

No. 2 - Brooke Hojnacki, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Allana Patterson, LUDINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, 7-5, 6-4, -;

No. 3 - Morgan Hughes, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Lauren Mcelrath, MANISTEE HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-1, -;

No. 3 - Isabella Vandenheuvel, LUDINGTON HIGH SCHOOL def. Morgan Hughes, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-1, -;

No. 3 - Ava Asmus, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL def. Morgan Hughes, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 7-5, 6-2, -;

No. 4 - Emily Mathewson, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Macey Gabrielson, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL, 6-1, 6-1, -;

No. 4 - Kelly Mcpike, LUDINGTON HIGH SCHOOL def. Emily Mathewson, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-4, -;

 

Doubles

No. 1 - Chloe Mathewson - Sophie Metz, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Julia Gutowski - Marial Rahn, MANISTEE HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-2, -;

No. 1 - Amelia Heminger - Jazmine Bennett, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL def. Chloe Mathewson - Sophie Metz, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-2, -;

No. 1 - Trinity Nelson - Chloe Kozal, MUSKEGON WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN def. Chloe Mathewson - Sophie Metz, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3;

No. 2 - Karlee Plamondon - Grace Taranko, LUDINGTON HIGH SCHOOL def. Melanie Johnson - Corina Kailing, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-3, -;

No. 2 - Melanie Johnson - Corina Kailing, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Corinne Denman - Emily Krolczyk, MANISTEE HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 7-5, -;

No. 2 - Melanie Johnson - Corina Kailing, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Olivia Kuiper - Carlee Castle, MUSKEGON WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN, 6-1, 6-1, -;

No. 3 - Brenna Kieft - Andrea Sanford, MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL def. Tyler Brown - Gemma Kailing, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-3, -;

No. 3 - Tyler Brown - Gemma Kailing, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Jessica Gutowski - Arianna Kamaloski, MANISTEE HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-0, -;

No. 3 - Olivia Hendrie - Zoe Sytsema, MUSKEGON WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN def. Tyler Brown - Gemma Kailing, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-1, -;

No. 4 - Alexandra Marineau - Hanah Filter, LUDINGTON HIGH SCHOOL def. Karlina Hughes - Ally Sims, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2, 6-3, -;

No. 4 - Karlina Hughes - Ally Sims, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Ava Bladzik - Destini Gardner, MANISTEE HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-0, -;

No. 4 - Karlina Hughes - Ally Sims, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Audrey Braak - Eden Horne, MUSKEGON WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN, 6-2, 6-4, -;

 

The Cardinals traveled to Ludington on Friday to take part in the Lakes 8 Conference tournament. They came away with a 3rd place result. “I was really pleased with how our team played today. Every flight had at least one win. Our singles lineup really stepped up their game with two conference champions and one finalist”.

 

Ludington took first place in both regular season play and the tournament. In regular season play the Cardinals finished in a tie for 2nd place with Muskegon Catholic Central. The tournament results tipped the final standings in MCC's favor. “We were missing half of our #1 doubles pair. They would have been the one seed so this put us in a bind for that flight”.

 

Eden Short finished as conference champion in the #1 singles slot. “Eden was the most dominant player in the conference this season. In her 5 regular season matches she lost a total of three games. She also only gave up three games in her tournament matches”.

 

At #2 singles, Brooke Hojnacki earned a conference championship. In a tight final against Ludington she prevailed 7-5, 6-4. “Brooke really stepped up her game during the final. This was the best match I have seen her play in her 4 years on the team. She was down 4-5 in the first set and 3-4 in the second. She was able to grind and won the last three games of each set. Many of the points had 20-30 shot rallies with both players hitting hard and moving the ball around.”

 

Emily Mathewson earned second team All-Conference honors by making the final at #4 singles. “Emily had a tremendous amount of growth in her freshman season. In her first match of the year she lost to the Ludington player 0&0. In the conference championship she pushed her to 6-3, 6-4”.

 

The Cardinals travel to Mount Pleasant on Tuesday for their final regular season match. Their D4 Regional is Friday at Traverse City St. Francis.