- James Townsend
Portland Tennis Remains Hot
The Lady Raider Tennis team hosted regionals on Thursday and the hosts performed very well.
Portland placed 1st with 8 flight champions and Chesaning placed 2nd. Both teams qualify for the state tournament May 31st and June 1st in Kalamazoo.
The regional flight champions for the Raiders were:
Kayla Weller #1 singles
Ainsley Ludema #2 Singles
Bretlyn Warner #3 Sigles
Alyssa Jack #3 Singles
Riley Thelen and Rachel Vanhouten #1 Doubles
Samantha Weber and Maura Lufkin #2 Doubles
Novelle Matteson and Julia Savage #3 Doubles
Emily Bigelow and Corey Smith #4 Doubles
On Tuesday of this week, the Raiders traveled to Holt where Portland won 6-2.
No. 1 - Riley Gilman, HOLT HIGH SCHOOL def. Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2, 6-3, -;
No. 2 - Ainsley Ludema, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Kenzie Greene, HOLT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-0, -;
No. 3 - Taylor Jenks, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Harley Noecker, HOLT HIGH SCHOOL, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3;
No. 4 - Alyssa Jack, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Katie Jarrad, HOLT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-3, -;
No. 1 - Amanda Szymborski - Jaelyn Evans, HOLT HIGH SCHOOL def. Riley Thelen - Rachel Vanhouten, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-2, -;
No. 2 - Samantha Weber - Maura Lufkin, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Sara Miller - Maddie Alleman, HOLT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-3, -;
No. 3 - Novelle Matteson - Julia Savage, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Te'ana Boone - Kara Schneider, HOLT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0, -;
No. 4 - Emily Bigelow - Corey Smith, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Malia Williams - Harmony Rochleau, HOLT HIGH SCHOOL, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3;
No. 5 Singles Xanthe Cross (Portland) def. Neelam Sandu (Holt) 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 Doubles Kayla Bartozek - Milena Gutierrez (Holt) def. Mya Collins - Olivia Morrow (Portland) 6-4, 6-2