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August 21, 2019
By: John Raffel

Portland boys tennis team takes second


SPORTS:

GRAND RAPIDS NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN 20, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 13, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL 10, ESSEXVILLE GARBER 5

Singles

No. 1 - Karlton Zerlaut, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Aryan Virk, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 4-0, 4-0, -;

No. 1 - Malachi Yaffey, GRAND RAPIDS NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN def. Aryan Virk, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 4-2, 4-0, -;

No. 1 - Logan Brown, ESSEXVILLE GARBER def. Aryan Virk, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 4-1, 4-1, -;

No. 2 - Jack Roe, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Connor Bash, ESSEXVILLE GARBER, 4-1, 4-2, -;

No. 2 - Jack Roe, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Riley Holmberg, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 4-2, 4-1, -;

No. 2 - Jack Roe, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Ben Neymer, GRAND RAPIDS NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN, 2-0, 2-0, - Default;

No. 3 - Travers Koory, GRAND RAPIDS NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN def. Ryan Leonard, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 4-1, 4-2, -;

No. 3 - Jacob Watson, ESSEXVILLE GARBER def. Ryan Leonard, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 1-4, 4-2, 10-8;

No. 3 - Ryan Leonard, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Matt Hautamaki, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 4-0, 4-1, -;

No. 4 - Cadin Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Eli Bradley, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 4-2, 4-1, -;

No. 4 - Joe Bradley, GRAND RAPIDS NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN def. Cadin Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 4-0, 4-0, -;

No. 4 - Cadin Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Kaleb Wiseman, ESSEXVILLE GARBER, 4-2, 4-0, -;

Doubles

No. 1 - Gabe Hankey - Marty Thelen, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Jackson Decorte - Jake Williams, ESSEXVILLE GARBER, 4-0, 4-0, -;

No. 1 - Carter Chase - Jed Vanderweide, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Gabe Hankey - Marty Thelen, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 4-0, 4-0, -;

No. 1 - Gabe Hankey - Marty Thelen, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Ben Vergouwe - Jace Deshelter, GRAND RAPIDS NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN, 5-4 (6), 4-2, -;

No. 2 - Elan Bosma - Derek Diepenhorst, GRAND RAPIDS NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN def. Alex Russman - Kurt Kraczon, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 4-1, 5-4 (3), -;

No. 2 - Alex Russman - Kurt Kraczon, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Nick Long - Jesse Hugo, ESSEXVILLE GARBER, 4-1, 4-0, -;

No. 2 - Alex Russman - Kurt Kraczon, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Dustin Slachter - Payton Swinehart, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 4-1, 0-4, 11-9;

No. 3 - Diego Krepps - Trent Patton, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Joe Lorenz - Jorgen Sonday, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 4-1, 5-3, -;

No. 3 - Sam Bradley - Chase Berends, GRAND RAPIDS NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN def. Joe Lorenz - Jorgen Sonday, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 4-1, 4-1, -;

No. 3 - Sam Bradley - Chase Berends, GRAND RAPIDS NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN def. Joe Lorenz - Jorgen Sonday, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 4-1, 4-1, -;

No. 3 - Joe Lorenz - Jorgen Sonday, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Owen Brey - Luke Piggott, ESSEXVILLE GARBER, 4-0, 4-0, -;

No. 4 - Casey Smith - Kai Kipp, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Zach Goetz - Aj King, ESSEXVILLE GARBER, 4-0, 4-0, -;

No. 4 - Casey Smith - Kai Kipp, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Kyle Bay - Isaac Higgins, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 4-1, 5-4 (3), -;

No. 4 - Dan Nymeyer - Joe Bradley, GRAND RAPIDS NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN def. Casey Smith - Kai Kipp, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 1-4, 5-3, 10-7;

 

Coach Joel Cross; The Portland boy's tennis team played in their 3rd quad in 5 days Tuesday. We hosted 3 teams from the state tournament last year. It seems these teams bring rain with them and this year was no exception. As we were bringing players in for the opening meetings the skies opened up for about 10 minutes. This delayed the tournament for about 2 hours as we waited for things to dry up. With more rain in the forecast, we decided to play short sets to 4 instead of 6 and match tie breakers in lieu of the third set to make sure the tournament would finish. Northpointe Christian brought another tough squad and won 20 of their 24 matches on the day. Portland also played some pretty solid tennis and finished in second place. We had one flight champion when Jack Roe won 2 of his matches at 2 singles and benefited from a withdrawal due to injury in his last match. Cadin Cross at 4 singles, Marty Thelen and Gabe Hankey at 1 doubles, Alex Russman and Kurt Kraczon at 2 doubles, and Casey Smith and Kai Kipp at 4 doubles were flight runners up. Portland will play again Saturday when they host Whitehall, Traverse City Central, and DeWitt.