Grand Haven boys tennis routs Whitehall
The Grand Haven boys tennis team wrapped up their regular season in style Wednesday, sweeping the Whitehall Vikings, 8-0.
The non-conference match was a good test for the Buccaneers, as Whitehall is one of the better programs in the area, finishing fourth in the state in Division 4 last fall.
The Bucs played their best match of the year as a team, winning all matches in straight sets.
The Bucs also moved their singles lineup up with seniors Spencer Sortman, Riley Wilton and Nathan Sexton playing Nos. 1-3 singles, as Noah Bachmann did not play. Also, sophomore Carter Prieditis played at No. 4 singles at the varsity level for the first time and won his match, as well.
The doubles teams also looked very solid in not losing a single set. The best match was at No. 1 doubles, where senior Dylan Shenefield and junior Mason Price won 6-3, 6-3.
At No. 2 doubles, junior Chris Akselberg and sophomore Weston Taylor won 6-1, 6-0. Seniors John Richardson and Matt Baldus won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 3 doubles and freshmen Ian Rant and Brayden Rowley also won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4 doubles.
“It was extremely nice to see everyone win in their last regular season match, especially the seniors,” said Grand Haven head coach Chris Wilton. “All the flights had a project to work on, which they executed very well. This was the most complete match they have played all season, and we plan to build upon this heading into the very competitive O-K Red Conference Tournament on Saturday at Grandville.”
Fruitport boys cross country team finishes second
The Fruitport boys cross country team finished runner-up at the second O-K Black Conference jamboree of the season Wednesday with a score of 58.
Jenison took top honors with a 49, while Kenowa Hills finished third with a 63.
Senior standout Cameron Oleen took top individual honors with a winning time of 19 minutes, 33.87 seconds, while junior Brendan Deneen (19:55.88) finished fourth overall. Jon Wildey (20:40.37) finished 11th; Cameron Weaver (21:07.72) finished 19th and Peyton Sharlow (21:37.03) finished 24th.
Fruitport girls finish third
The Fruitport girls cross country team finished third in the girls varsity race with a score of 84.
Reeths-Puffer took top team honors with 34 points, while Jenison finished runner-up with 47 points.
Sophomore Sydney Bol led the charge for the Trojans with a fifth-place overall finish with a time of 23:50.1, while fellow sophomore Faith Clark finished in seventh place with a time of 24:23.03 and Kendra Johnson finished 10th with a time of 24:54.3.