GH, SL tennis work out kinks at opening tournament

Portage Central stormed into Spring Lake and won every flight at the Lakers' home tennis invitational on Wednesday.
Tribune Staff
Aug 16, 2012


The Mustangs won the event with 48 points, finishing well ahead of second-place Zeeland East, which scored 23. Grand Haven and Grand Rapids Christian tied for third with 20, and the host Lakers were fifth with 17 points.

The Lakers’ Ryan Fedewa, a junior, had a strong showing at No. 1 singles, where he won his first two matches before losing to Portage Central’s Billy Heckman in the finals. Heckman was the No. 1 seed at No. 2 singles in last year’s Division 2 state tournament.

Kasey Panyard, a freshman, took third at fourth singles, winning 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in the third-place match win over GRC’s Austin Geelhoed.

The Lakers’ Brenden Peel and Josh Cole beat the Grand Haven’s Bryce Peterson and Adam Carlisle, 6-3, 6-0, to take third place at second doubles.

The Lakers’ Jonah Yoshonis and Griffin Wagasky took third at fourth singles, defeating Grand Rapids Christian in the third-place match, 6-1, 6-1.

Grand Haven’s Varun Biddanda was runner-up at third singles, winning his first two matches before falling to Portage Central’s Trevor VanderKlok.

The Bucs were also runners-up at No. 1 doubles, where Cam Rickard and Ryan Peterson came up short against Portage Central in the finals.

The Bucs’ D.J. Theilbar placed third at No. 2 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Grand Rapids Christian’s Jared Dozema in the third-place match.

Grand Haven’s Craig Peplinski and Evan Miller won their third-place match over Zeeland East, 7-5, 7-5.



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