“Ryan was having trouble with his back and could not serve and had trouble running, so we pulled him off the court,” said coach Charlie Bassett, whose team is now 5-2-3 overall and 4-0-1 in league play. “He just could not play. His health is more important than any one match. He will play again when he is 100 percent healthy and not before. I do not want my players paying hurt.”
Ludington also won at No. 2 and 3 singles, but the Lakers’ Sean Dusterwinkle prevented a singles sweep with his 6-1, 7-5 victory over P.J. Lovato at No. 4.
In the doubles play, the Lakers dominated. Nic Parnell and Michael Hartliep won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1, while Harrison Palmer and Stuart Velarde scored a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 2.
Brenden Peel and Josh Cole had a tougher go of things before pulling out a 7-5, 7-5 win at fourth doubles.
The Lakers’ Jonah Yoshonis and Eric Johnson looked to be on their way to victory with a 6-2 win in their opening set at No. 3 doubles, but lost the next two, 6-4, 6-0.
TROJANS EDGE WARRIORS
Fruitport scored a hard-earned 5-3 win over Western Michigan Christian on Monday.
The Trojans dominated singles play, receiving wins form Jon Sullivan at No. 1, Nolan Clark at No. 2, and Alex Bowen at No. 3.
Jake Paquin and Derek Sircher won at second doubles, while the Trojans’ fourth doubles team was also victorious.
Fruitport is now 2-3 on the season heading into Wednesday’s showdown against North Muskegon.
WMC GOLF TOPS FRUITPORT
Fruitport girls golf coach Doreen Hall was happy with the performance of her five golfers, three of whom shot season-low scores, during Monday’s loss to Western Michigan Christian.
The Warriors shot a team score of 239 to the Trojans’ 253.
Liz Taylor shot a 61, Alexis Jackal a 65 and Jaclyn Staszczyk added a 66 for Fruitport.
Abbie Alfree carded a 52 for the Warriors. Erin Frantz added a 60 and Olivia Varnado shot a 62.