Coach Charlie Bassett’s team responded well as five of the Lakers’ eight flights won their opening matches, giving the Lakers six points at the state meet.
The highlight came at No. 1 doubles, where Mitch Davis and Kasey Panyard scored a 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 win over the No. 6 seed from Forest Hills Eastern.
The pair then suffered a 6-1, 6-1 loss to the No. 3 seed from East Grand Rapids.
“They played very well,” Bassett said.
Ryan Fedewa also scored a big win at No. 1 singles as he opened with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Garrett Livernois of Chelsea. Fedewa then played well but came up short to the No. 3 seed, Garrett Goldman of East Grand Rapids.
“Ryan was up in both sets, but couldn’t hold on,” Bassett said. “He felt he could have done better, but hey, this kid was the state champ last year at No. 2 singles and the third seed. That was a good score for Ryan.”
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