• James Townsend

Raider Tennis Finishes Third in Spring Sports Carnival Before Shutting Out Lansing Catholic

On Saturday the Raider girls’ tennis team hosted their Spring Sports Carnival. The Raiders finished third with 9 points.

Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart won the tournament with 19, followed by Green Hills with 13. Hackett Catholic Prep rounded out the field with 6.

Singles No. 1 — Elizabeth Etterbeek, Academy of the Sacred Heart, def . Rebekah Leduma, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-2

No. 1 — Rebekah Leduma, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Emily Stull, Hackett Catholic Prep High School, 6-3, 6-4

No. 2 — Oriana Gulvesan, Greenhills, def . Ainsley Ludema, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-0; No. 2 — Ainsley Ludema, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Alexis Harman, Academy of the Sacred Heart, 6-3, 6-4

No. 2 — Maggie Ketels, Hackett Catholic Prep High School, def . Ainsley Ludema, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 — Claire Marshall, Hackett Catholic Prep High School, def . Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 7-5, 7-5

No. 3 — Reagan Beatty, Academy of the Sacred Heart, def . Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-3

No. 4 — Sofia Eddy, Academy of the Sacred Heart, def . Mya Collins, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2, 6-1

No. 4 — Carol Browne, Hackett Catholic Prep High School, def . Mya Collins, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 7-5, 6-4

No. 4 — Euna Lee, Greenhills, def . Mya Collins, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0 Doubles No. 1 — Riley Thelen-Rachel VanHouten, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Jamie Todd-Michelle Zorinne,Greenhills 7-5, 6-4

No. 1 — Sara Gerard-Annie Keating, Academy of the Sacred Heart, def. Riley Thelen-Rachel VanHouten,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-1, 6-1

No. 2 — Julia Savage-Samantha Weber, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Anna Dumont-Lilly VanSweden,Hackett Catholic Prep High School 1-6, 7-5, 6-2

No. 2 — Genna Goist-Ryan Perry, Greenhills, def. Julia Savage-Samantha Weber,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 6-2

No. 2 — Nolwenn Crosnier-Keilleigh Keating, Academy of the Sacred Heart, def. Julia Savage-Samantha Weber,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 — Kathryn Monahan-Serena Seneker, Academy of the Sacred Heart, def. Novelle Matteson-Maura Lufkin,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 — Novelle Matteson-Maura Lufkin, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Lindsey Stone-Sara Verduzco,Hackett Catholic Prep High School 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 — Addy Czartowski-Divya Macha, Greenhills, def. Maura Lufkin-Novelle Matteson,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-2, 6-2; No. 4 — Kate Myers-Hannah Kakos, Academy of the Sacred Heart, def. Danielle Curtiss-Emily Bigelow,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 6-0

No. 4 — Emily Bigelow-Danielle Curtiss, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Evelyn Gesmundo-Kenzie Stewart,Hackett Catholic Prep High School 6-2, 6-4

No. 4 — Rachel Drogs-Alina Bardwell, Greenhills, def. Emily Bigelow-Danielle Curtiss,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-1, 6-2

After the tournament, coach Jim Niebling said, “Bringing in the number 2, 4, and 5 teams in the state for the Spring Sports Carnival made for a very competitive day and great learning experience for our team. Playing against teams who play faster tennis more consistently than we do helped us to get better and better throughout the tournament. The girls are starting to see a payoff of all of their hard work at practices through some big wins. The match of the tournament goes to Rebekah Ludema who earned her 1st win at number 1 singles. Rebekah is learning to move the ball and her opponents around the court which served her well on Saturday and will continue to do so as we close out league play this week.

On Monday night, the Raiders hosted the Cougars on Lansing Catholic. The Raiders won 8-0. Singles No. 1 — Rebekah Leduma, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Emma Saxton, Lansing Catholic , 6-3, 6-2

No. 2 — Ainsley Ludema, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Lauren Marshall, Lansing Catholic , 6-1, 7-6 (3)

No. 3 — Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Meghan Koval, Lansing Catholic , 6-2, 7-5

No. 4 — Taylor Jenks, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Hanna Kim, Lansing Catholic , 6-1, 3-0 Doubles No. 1 — Riley Thelen-Rachel VanHouten, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Grace Castle-Grace Bellgowan,Lansing Catholic 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 — Julia Savage-Samantha Weber, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Madeline Rule-Veronica Azar,Lansing Catholic 6-0, 6-2

No. 3 — Novelle Matteson-Maura Lufkin, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Natalie Huffnagel-Jolie Hillyer,Lansing Catholic 6-4, 6-0

No. 4 — Emily Bigelow-Danielle Curtiss, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Bri Rucinski-Sophia St. Marie,Lansing Catholic 6-4, 6-0

Afterwards Neibling said, “Today marked our first 8-0 win of the season, which is the perfect way to start out the week of the CAAC tournament. We got off to a great start on all courts, but Lansing Catholic picked up some steam during second sets and made matches tight. All around, our girls focused on their patterns and executed well. The competitiveness and toughness we saw today will serve them well for the upcoming week. The match of the day goes to 3 doubles. Novelle and Maura have been in a few tight matches and struggled to play through nerves. Today, though, they embraced the moment, closing out the first set and blanking Lansing Catholic in the second.”

The Raiders travel to Ionia on Thursday.

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