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GH, SL tennis work out kinks at opening tournament

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:41 AM

The Mustangs won the event with 48 points, finishing well ahead of second-place Zeeland East, which scored 23. Grand Haven and Grand Rapids Christian tied for third with 20, and the host Lakers were fifth with 17 points.

The Lakers’ Ryan Fedewa, a junior, had a strong showing at No. 1 singles, where he won his first two matches before losing to Portage Central’s Billy Heckman in the finals. Heckman was the No. 1 seed at No. 2 singles in last year’s Division 2 state tournament.

Kasey Panyard, a freshman, took third at fourth singles, winning 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in the third-place match win over GRC’s Austin Geelhoed.

The Lakers’ Brenden Peel and Josh Cole beat the Grand Haven’s Bryce Peterson and Adam Carlisle, 6-3, 6-0, to take third place at second doubles.

The Lakers’ Jonah Yoshonis and Griffin Wagasky took third at fourth singles, defeating Grand Rapids Christian in the third-place match, 6-1, 6-1.

Grand Haven’s Varun Biddanda was runner-up at third singles, winning his first two matches before falling to Portage Central’s Trevor VanderKlok.

The Bucs were also runners-up at No. 1 doubles, where Cam Rickard and Ryan Peterson came up short against Portage Central in the finals.

The Bucs’ D.J. Theilbar placed third at No. 2 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Grand Rapids Christian’s Jared Dozema in the third-place match.

Grand Haven’s Craig Peplinski and Evan Miller won their third-place match over Zeeland East, 7-5, 7-5.

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