Lady Raider Tennis Picks up Wins over Charlotte and Ann Arbor Greenhills

May 5, 2019

 

The Lady Raider Tennis team hosted Charlotte on Thursday.  The Raiders won 8-0, and extended their league record to 5-0.  It was also Senior Night for the team.

 

Pictured at the top of this article is coach Crystal Lowe with her four senior players.

 

The team gave special recognition of educational influencers on players. Coach Lowe said, “They were asked to invite a special guest, someone who influenced their educational career. We acknowledged those guests before the match. This is something our wrestling program started this winter that really touched me when I was invited by a wrestler. So I adapted the idea to our program. We had an amazing turnout and it meant a lot to both our players and the special guests!”

 

Pictured above is Kayla Weller, with her special guest, Spanish teacher Karri Welch.

 

Pictured above is #1 doubles player, Riley Thelen, chatting with her special guest, retired Math teacher and Coach Lowe’s predecessor, the coach who started Portland Tennis, Jim Niebling.

 

These photos are courtesy of Coach Crystal Lowe.

 

Scores for the match with Charlotte were:

 

Singles

No. 1 - Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Neva Clarke, CHARLOTTE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0, -;

No. 2 - Ainsley Ludema, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Kate Edsall, CHARLOTTE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0, -;

No. 3 - Taylor Jenks, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Alaina Hollister, CHARLOTTE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-1, -;

No. 4 - Alyssa Jack, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL (default)

 

Doubles

No. 1 - Riley Thelen - Rachel Vanhouten, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Sophia Lupini - Averi Moore, CHARLOTTE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-0, -;

No. 2 - Samantha Weber - Maura Lufkin, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Ashley Moubray - Abigail Leonard, CHARLOTTE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0, -;

No. 3 - Novelle Matteson - Julia Savage, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Fabiola Blanco - Maddy Olson, CHARLOTTE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0, -;

No. 4 - Emily Bigelow - Corey Smith, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Sara Lin - Ally Dye, CHARLOTTE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-0, -;

 

As Part of the Spring Sports Carnival on Saturday, the team hosted Ann Arbor Green Hills.  The Lady Raiders won 6-2.

 

Scores for the match with Ann Arbor Green Hills were:

 

Singles

No. 1 - Rukmini Nallamothu, ANN ARBOR GREENHILLS def. Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1;

No. 2 - Ainsley Ludema, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Euna Lee, ANN ARBOR GREENHILLS, (def);

No. 3 - Taylor Jenks, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Alina Bardwell, ANN ARBOR GREENHILLS, (def);

No. 4 - Alyssa Jack, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Sarah Robinson, ANN ARBOR GREENHILLS, 6-2, 6-1, -;

 

Doubles

No. 1 - Giselle Farjo - Georgie Branch, ANN ARBOR GREENHILLS def. Riley Thelen - Rachel Vanhouten, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-2, -;

No. 2 - Samantha Weber - Maura Lufkin, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Katie Suarez - Supriya Macha, ANN ARBOR GREENHILLS, 6-2, 6-2, -;

No. 3 - Novelle Matteson - Julia Savage, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Maya Vijan - Esme Dutta, ANN ARBOR GREENHILLS, 6-1, 6-0, -;

No. 4 - Emily Bigelow - Corey Smith, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Zoe Shulman - Olivia Johnson, ANN ARBOR GREENHILLS, 7-6 (9), 6-2, -;

 

To see photos of the match with Ann Arbor Green Hills, please visit The Portland Beacon’s Spring Sports Carnival Facebook Album posted on May 5th.

 

The Lady Raiders travel to Jackson Lumen Christi on Tuesday, before hosting the CAAC White tournament on Thursday.  Coach Crstal Lowe said, “We finish league play next Thursday with the league tournament. That will determine the overall league champ.” 

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