SL tennis place fifth at state

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:21 PM

Spring Lake’s 16 points tied Holland Christian.

The Lakers finished behind champion Detroit Country Day (39), East Grand Rapids (27), St Joseph (26) and Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood (20).

A top five finish was a goal for the Lakers heading into the meet.

Another goal the Lakers achieved was every player winning their first match on Friday.

No. 1 singles player Ryan Fedewa was the top finisher for the Lakers.

Fedewa made it to the semifinals before falling to eventual-champion Garrett Goldman of East Grand Rapids (6-4, 6-1).

Fedewa, the fifth seed, defeated the No. 4 seed, Derek Sammons of Coldwater, in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 7-5.

Several other flights reached the quarterfinals for the Lakers, but couldn’t make it past that point.

At No. 3 singles, Trevor Zenas fell to Matthew Gerrard of Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood in the quarterfinals, 6-0, 6-1.

Kasey Panyard, playing at fourth singles, was no match for top-seeded Davis Wong of Detroit Country Day, who scored a 6-0, 6-1 win over Panyard in the quarterfinals round.

At doubles, No. 1 Harrison Palmer and Mitch Davis lost to St. Joseph’s Matt VanWinkle and Ed Neih, 6-0, 6-2 in the quarterfinal round.  

At No. 2 doubles, Josh Cole and Brenden Peel also lost to the Bears, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1.

Craig Pratt and Griffin Wagasky await the winner of St. Clair and East Grand Rapids at No. 3.

Spring Lake saw initial victories at No. 2 singles and No. 4 doubles.

At No. 2 singles, Stuart Velarde defeated Dewitt, 6-3, 6-2, before falling to St. Joseph, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles play, Blake Henning and Tyler Strandberg beat Petoskey, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, but came up short against Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood, 6-0, 6-2.

The Lakers’ Craig Pratt and Griffin Wagaski opened with a win over Sturgis before falling to East Grand Rapids in the quarterfinals, 7-5, 6-0.

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