• James Townsend

Raider Tennis Takes 2nd at Allegan Tournament


On Saturday, the Portland High School girls’ tennis team traveled to Allegan to complete in a four-team tournament. The Raiders finished the tournament in second place with 12 points. Allegan came in first with 24 points, while Armada and West Catholic both finished with six points.

Singles No. 1 — Emma Ruga, ALLEGAN HIGH SCHOOL, def . Ainsley Ludema, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-1

No. 1 — Annika Prall, ARMADA HIGH SCHOOL, def . Ainsley Ludema, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-0

No. 1 — Brooke Norder, West Catholic High School, def . Ainsley Ludema, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 — Madeline Martin, ARMADA HIGH SCHOOL, def . Danielle Curtiss, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-2

No. 2 — Elizabeth Hill, ALLEGAN HIGH SCHOOL, def . Danielle Curtiss, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 — Danielle Curtiss, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Maizie Broekema, West Catholic High School, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

No. 3 — Jessica Scopas, ARMADA HIGH SCHOOL, def . Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 7-6 (5), 6-3

No. 3 — Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Ellen Green, West Catholic High School, 6-0, 6-2

No. 3 — Julia Patmas, ALLEGAN HIGH SCHOOL, def . Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-3

No. 4 — Jasper Harrington, ALLEGAN HIGH SCHOOL, def . Taylor Jenks, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0

No. 4 — Taylor Jenks, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Emily Martin, ARMADA HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

No. 4 — Taylor Jenks, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Emma Zainea, West Catholic High School, 6-1, 6-2; Doubles No. 1 — Rachel VanHouten-Rebekah Leduma, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Ally Schaefer-Michaela Quam,West Catholic High School 6-3, 6-3

No. 1 — Rachel VanHouten-Rebekah Leduma, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Allie Reschke-Rachel Zieman,ARMADA HIGH SCHOOL 6-2, 6-0

No. 1 — Mollie Babbitt-Aubrey DeBoer, ALLEGAN HIGH SCHOOL, def. Rebekah Leduma-Rachel VanHouten,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

No. 2 — Riley Thelen-Samantha Weber, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Sam Schoeder-Paige Drob,ARMADA HIGH SCHOOL 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 — Riley Thelen-Samantha Weber, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Lauren Hellman-Izzi Nguyen,West Catholic High School 7-5, 6-4

No. 2 — Emma Philippus-Nicole Galloway, ALLEGAN HIGH SCHOOL, def. Riley Thelen-Samantha Weber,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-1, 6-1

No. 3 — Julia Savage-Maura Lufkin, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Donna Bommarito-Lindsey Sturmer,ARMADA HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 6-1

No. 3 — Julia Savage-Maura Lufkin, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Katie Smith-Emily Mannion,West Catholic High School 6-4, 6-1

No. 3 — Delaney Heckman-Maddy Layton, ALLEGAN HIGH SCHOOL, def. Julia Savage-Maura Lufkin,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 6-0

No. 4 — Novelle Matteson-Emily Bigelow, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Maria Marzolf-Mary Sacha,West Catholic High School 6-4, 6-0

No. 4 — Novelle Matteson-Emily Bigelow, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Isabella Perry-Elizabeth Buckley,ARMADA HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 6-0

No. 4 — Erin Milbocker-Maddie Wagner, ALLEGAN HIGH SCHOOL, def. Emily Bigelow-Novelle Matteson,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 6-0

Coach Jim Niebling said, “After 10 days without being able to play a match, this tournament is exactly what we needed in order to put practices into context and take a step forward. Our goal of the day was to be a better team leaving than when we entered, and in many ways, we were a stronger team thanks to the competition. Playing 3 full matches was a new challenge for our younger players, who now have a better idea of what to expect during tournament time. The challenge of taking on a very solid Allegan team served as motivation for the veterans, who are setting their sights on improving to be able to compete at a higher level. We have a lot to build on after the tournament, and the girls are motivated to do just that...as long as we can keep playing outside!”

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