Grand Haven’s varsity tennis team picked up a much-needed victory to end a recent dry spell, as the Bucs shut out visiting Fruitport on Tuesday, 8-0.
The Trojans provided little resistance against the Bucs, as each flight ended in straight sets, including three by 6-0, 6-0 scores.
“We went into today’s match focused on mental toughness for every point, and everyone did a great job,” said Grand Haven coach Jaime Franson. “A lot of positives emerged in our last contest before the conference tournament on Saturday.”
Franson highlighted the aggressive play from her doubles flights, which produced a 6-1, 6-1 win by Maggie Ginocchio and Olivia Reed at No. 1; a 6-0, 6-0 win by Adi Smith and Melissa Eveland at No. 2; a 6-1, 6-0 victory by Lauren Kruggel and Allison Cotter at No. 3; and a 6-0, 6-0 blowout by Josie Hendrickson and Nikki Birkett at No. 4.
In singles play, Grand Haven’s Erin Staal prevailed by a 6-1, 6-3 score over the Trojans’ Alissa Selle at No. 1; Meghan Hendrickson easily took down the Trojans’ Liz Taylor at No. 2, 6-3, 6-0; Gretchen Kelly blanked Ashleigh Visscher at No. 3; and Ellery Murphy defeated Bailey Umstead, 6-1, 6-2.
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Spring Lake continued its mastery of league opponents on Tuesday, with Western Michigan Christian being the latest victim in an 8-0 final.
The Lakers picked up wins in singles flights from Lenka Pousova (6-0, 6-1), Roxane Stroebel (6-2, 6-0); Amanda Twu (6-1, 6-1), and Meryn Campbell (6-0, 6-0).
The doubles flights were mostly completed in a blink of an eye, as the Lakers won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2, 3 and 4. Those flights were Jori Henderson and Stephanie Sabo, Maddie Parker and Audrie Dalman, and Rachel Briegel and Megan Oostinde. At No. 1 doubles, Madison Khem and Faith Lee scored a 6-3, 6-0 victory.