PHS Boys Tennis Wins CAAC White Championship

October 10, 2019

 

Portland won the CAAC White Championship last Friday! This is only the boy's 3rd time in the history of the CAAC to win the league and the first time since 2012.  The boys started the day with an advantage. They had already won all of the dual matches. This had earned them 4 points in the championship race. Lansing Catholic was in 2nd with 3 points and Ionia and Eaton Rapids were tied at 1.5 points each. The matches Friday would form the other half of the puzzle. Portland looked pretty rusty on the day. It had been two weeks since our last match and it definitely showed in footwork and timing. The team managed to dig in and win some key matches though. Overall they ended up tying LCHS head to head. But we had some bigger wins and Lansing Catholic had some unexpected losses. Those scores eked out a 2 point victory for us and earned another 4 points in the league race. We clinched with 8 total points. LCHS was second with 6. Eaton Rapids ended up scoring more points in the tournament than Ionia so they took third with 3.5 points and Ionia finished the year with 2.5 points. League champions for Portland were Aryan Virk at 1 singles. He was also the best player in the league. Jack Roe at 2 singles. Alex Russman and Kurt Kraczon at 2 doubles, and Kai Kipp and Casey Smith at 4 doubles. The Raiders played again Tuesday at home against Holt.

 

PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 27, LANSING CATHOLIC 25, EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 16, IONIA HIGH SCHOOL 12

 

Singles

No. 1 - Aryan Virk, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Jack Eppler, IONIA HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-1, -;

No. 2 - Jack Roe, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Fonz Byrd, EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-1, -;

No. 3 - Joey Castle, LANSING CATHOLIC def. Ryan Leonard, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-4, -;

No. 4 - Jorgen Sonday, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Connor Hubaker, IONIA HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-3, -;

No. 1 - Aryan Virk, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Bronson Sysum, EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-3, -;

No. 2 - Jack Roe, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Aspen Robart, LANSING CATHOLIC , 6-3, 6-0, -;

No. 3 - Ryan Leonard, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Mason Phenix, EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4;

No. 4 - Janek Levandowski, LANSING CATHOLIC def. Jorgen Sonday, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-0, -;

 

Doubles

No. 1 - Gabe Hankey - Marty Thelen, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Joe Babcock - Nathan Bauer, EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-1, -;

No. 2 - Kurt Kraczon - Alex Russman, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Ethan Rowland - Ben Marhofer, IONIA HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-1, -;

No. 3 - Joe Lorenz - Cadin Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Brett Peterson - Miles Gregory, IONIA HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2, 6-4, -;

No. 4 - Kai Kipp - Casey Smith, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Adam Bliss - Colter Clark, IONIA HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-3, -;

No. 1 - Ethan Bassilla - Charlie Ramont, LANSING CATHOLIC def. Gabe Hankey - Marty Thelen, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 7-6 (4), 6-4, -;

No. 2 - Kurt Kraczon - Alex Russman, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Adam Durr - Nicholas Migaldi, LANSING CATHOLIC , 6-4, 6-4, -;

No. 3 - Quinn Kuhnert - Evan Foster, LANSING CATHOLIC def. Joe Lorenz - Cadin Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4;

No. 4 - Kai Kipp - Casey Smith, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Connor Woodcock - Jared Kesson, EATON RAPIDS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-1, -;

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