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Prep Roundup: Grand Haven tennis routs Ludington

Tribune Staff • Aug 31, 2016 at 12:35 AM

The Grand Haven boys tennis team swept the singles flight and won three of four in the doubles flight to record a 7-1 win over Ludington on Tuesday.

Noah Bachmann (6-1, 6-2) picked up the win at No. 1 singles; Spencer Sortman (6-0, 6-0) added a win at No. 2 singles; Riley Wilton won at No. 3 singles (6-0, 6-1); Nathan Sexton (6-1, 6-2) won at No. 4 singles; Dylan Shenfield and Mason Price (6-1, 6-4) won at No. 1 doubles; Anish Mandala and Chris Akselberg (6-1, 6-1) won at No. 2 doubles and Ian DeGram and Weston Taylor (6-3, 6-4) won at No. 4 doubles.

“Another solid performance was turned in by the No. 1 doubles team of Dylan Shenefield and Mason Price today,” said Grand Haven coach Chris Wilton. “Anish Mandala and Chris Akselberg probably played their best match of the season at No. 2 doubles. Anish and Chris played a very clean match today, very few unforced errors and put a lot of shots away. They did a great job and were the first doubles team off the court today.”

The Bucs start conference play with a home match against Rockford on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and then head to Traverse City for an invitational on Friday.

SL booters blank Grand Rapids Catholic Central

The Spring Lake boys soccer team opened their O-K Blue Conference slate with a narrow 1-0 road win over Grand Rapids Catholic Central on Tuesday.

Spring Lake’s Max White scored the game’s only goal in the first half, and the Lakers were able to fend off the host Cougars for the shutout win.

Keeper Bruce Boes recorded three saves in net.

“Tonight was hard, tough fought game,” said Spring Lake coach Jeremy Thelen. “Max’s goal was the difference, but the entire team worked hard to pick up our first win in the new conference.”

The Lakers are in action against on Thursday as they host Allendale at 6:45 p.m.

SL divers finish in top five

The Spring Lake diving team placed first, third and fourth on Tuesday. Audra Bialik took the top spot with 200.95 points, while Ellie Higgs came in third, scoring 179.3 points and Ronnie Russell was very close behind with 170.45 points to finish fourth.

“These are good scores at this early stage in the season and it was a great meet for all the girls,” said Spring Lake coach Tom Knight.

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