Prep Roundup: Grand Haven boys tennis draws with West Ottawa

Tribune Staff • Sep 13, 2016 at 12:37 AM

The Grand Haven boys tennis team tied West Ottawa, 4-4, on Monday in a very tight battle.

The final match came down to the No. 4 singles match, where Grand Haven’s Nathan Sexton played a great final two sets to win in a three-set match to earn the tie. The Bucs won all four singles matches with Noah Bachmann, Spencer Sortman and Riley Wilton all picking up wins over quality opponents.

West Ottawa’s doubles came out strong and won all four doubles matches, but the No. 1 doubles match was a narrow loss with Dylan Shenefield and Mason Price falling just short of a comeback win.

“West Ottawa is a very solid team and has made the state finals the last 18 years,” said Grand Haven coach Chris Wilton. “In fact, Grand Haven's best result in those 18 years had been a tie in 2009 (against West Ottawa), so this is a great result for us today.

“For Nathan to come back after losing the first set and play the way he did with the pressure of the entire match in the balance was tremendous.”

Grand Haven returns to action on Thursday as they host Allegan at 4 p.m.

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