• James Townsend

Boys Tennis Finishes Tied for Second in the League


Portland took a close second to Lansing Catholic at Thursday's CAAC White championships. We ended up losing 4-3 against the Cougars in head to head play and that decided the tournament. However, Portland did have some very successful flights. 4 Singles - Jack Roe, 3 Doubles - Alex Russman & Kurt Kraczon, and 4 Doubles - Cade Vallier & Ryan Leonard were all flight champions. We also had 3 runners up with 1 Singles - Aryan Virk, 1 Doubles - David Yang & Gabe Hankey, and 2 Doubles - Finn Mull & Marty Thelen. The team was up and down on a windy day, but in the end they played very well. They have shown a bunch of improvement since the last time we saw LCHS. There will be one more chance to get them at regionals next week. Before that the Raiders will play Holt next Tuesday in their last dual match of the season.

LANSING CATHOLIC 34, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 32, EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 26, IONIA HIGH SCHOOL 19, CHARLOTTE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 9 Singles No. 1 — Aryan Virk, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Daniel Mergener, EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-1

No. 1 — Julian Lanum, Lansing Catholic , def . Aryan Virk, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-1

No. 2 — Ezra Hokanson, EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, def . Vaughn Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3)

No. 2 — Vaughn Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Jack Eppler, IONIA HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 — Bryce Phelps, IONIA HIGH SCHOOL, def . Dawson Collins, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-1

No. 3 — Aspen Robart, Lansing Catholic , def . Dawson Collins, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2, 6-2

No. 4 — Jack Roe, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Charlie Ramont, Lansing Catholic , 6-3, 6-1

No. 4 — Jack Roe, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Fonz Byrd, EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2, 6-2 Doubles No. 1 — Gabe Hankey-David Yang, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Mason Phenix-Justin Bradfield,EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 6-1

No. 1 — Parrish Robart-Jack Wolfe, Lansing Catholic , def. Gabe Hankey-David Yang,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 — Finn Mull-Marty Thelen, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Brennon McGuire-Nathan Morris,IONIA HIGH SCHOOL 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

No. 2 — Alec Respecki-Jack Hadley, Lansing Catholic , def. Finn Mull-Marty Thelen,PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

No. 3 — Kurt Kraczon-Alex Russman, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Nathan Bauer-Caleb Haite,EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 — Kurt Kraczon-Alex Russman, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. John Marrah-Ethan Bassilla,Lansing Catholic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

No. 4 — Cade Vallier-Ryan Leonard, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Drew Shipman-Adam Durr,Lansing Catholic 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

No. 4 — Cade Vallier-Ryan Leonard, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Joey Ingraham-Joel Cairns,IONIA HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 6-0

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