SL tennis sits 9th at tennis state finals

Seven of Lakers' eight flights won their opening match
Tribune Staff
May 30, 2014


Spring Lake varsity girls tennis coach Cathy Layson watched seven of her eight flights win their opening match at Friday’s Division 3 state meet at Kalamazoo College.

Those opening victories helped the Lakers garner nine points, which puts them in a tie for eight place going into the second day of action today.

Spring Lake doesn’t have any chance of moving up that list, since every flight then lost — to either the No. 1 or 2 seed.

Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood holds down the top spot after Day 1 of the finals with 24 points.

Spring Lake’s Roxane Strobel won her opening match at No. 2 singles, beating Alex Oswalt of Vicksburg, 6-3, 6-0. She then ran into the top seed, Anna Short of Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood and lost 6-0, 6-0.

Erika Kugler also won her opener at third singles, beating Elle Kersten of Trenton, 7-5, 6-3. She also ran into a top seed, Madelyn Karoub of Detroit Country Day, and lost 6-0, 6-0.

At fourth singles, Maddie Johnson won over Sarah Wiltsie of Trenton, 6-2, 7-5. That earned Johnson a meeting with second-seeded Sarah Carroll of Country Day. Carol advanced with a 6-2, 6-1 win.

After a first-round bye, Meryn Campbell lost her first match at No. 1 singles, falling to Kayla Stencel of Pontiac Notre Dame Prep, 6-2, 6-1.

In doubles play, the Lakers’ No. 1 duo of Faith Lee and Jori Henderson won their first-round match, beating Battle Creek Harper Creek, 7-5, 6-3. They then lost to top-seeded Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood, 6-1, 6-1.

Audrie Dalman and Megan Oostindie followed a similar script at second doubles as they won their first-round match over Armada, 6-3, 7-6 (3). They then fell to the No. 2 seed from Grand Rapids Christian, 6-1, 6-3.

Gretta Nyboer and Francie Bailey cruised in their first-round match at third doubles, winning 6-0, 6-0 over Vicksburg.

Nyboer and Bailey then lost to the top seed from Cranbrook-Kingswood, 6-2, 6-2.

At No. 4 doubles, Suchlee Singh and Allison Dinneweth needed three sets to dispose of Parma Western, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. They then fell short against Grand Rapids Christian, the No. 2 seed, 6-1, 6-0.


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