• James Townsend

PHS Tennis News


Portland/Haslett Tennis Scores

Portland played their first duel match of the season Thursday night at Haslett. The end result wasn't what the Raiders were looking for. However, they played a lot of good matches and showed they had what it takes to play with a top team that is in a higher division. PHS Coach Joel Cross said, "I was really impressed with how three of the matches played out. Alex Russman is playing singles for the first time this year and managed to take his match to 4 and 3 against a very good player. Alex is so athletic that he is really able to hit balls that most players would just give up on. 2 and 3 doubles were also really impressive. They both managed to push Haslett to a 3rd set. The doubles teams really seem to be learning how to take control of a point. It's great to see them poaching balls at the net and making their opponents work to win points."

PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - 0, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL - 8,

Singles: No. 1 - Ethan Fajardo, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL def. Jack Roe, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0 , 6-0 , -; No. 2 - Korben Leung, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL def. Alex Russman, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4 , 6-3 , -; No. 3 - Anish Raja, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL def. Ryan Leonard, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0 , 6-1 , -; No. 4 - Ian Opel, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL def. Ethan Webert, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0 , 6-3 , -;

Doubles: No. 1 - Logan Mowid, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL - Jonathan Betten, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL def. Kurt Kraczon, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Jorgen Sonday, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-4 , -; No. 2 - Eddy Tang, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL - Aremis Leung, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL def. Kai Kipp, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Casey Smith, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 3-6 , 6-2 , 10-7 ; No. 3 - Ethan Park, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL - Andrew Gingras, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL def. Cadin Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Timothy Pohl, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 2-6 , 10-7 ; No. 4 - Aaron Ngo, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL - Holden Clark, HASLETT HIGH SCHOOL def. Dane Wildrom, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Austin Getchell, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-3 , -;

Portland Classic Tennis Scores

Portland hosted their 4th tournament in two weeks on Saturday. Cross said, "This may have been the closest tournament we've played so far. All of the teams were very evenly matched. 15 of the 48 matches played on the day went to three sets. Unfortunately, Portland didn't get enough of those matches and ended up in 4th place. Parma Western and Big Rapids are both solid division 3 teams and it's great to know that we can play close to even with them. Whitehall is a division 4 team, like us, that qualifies for the state tournament almost every year. Even though we didn't finish where we wanted to, I'm very happy with how we played today. 2 doubles has finished 2nd in every tourney so far this year and they finally managed to claim the top spot. We also asked Gage Rodriguez to step in for Dane Wildrom at 4 doubles. That's a tough thing to do. 4 doubles didn't win any matches today, but they did show that I can count on some other guys to fill in if I need them."

Cross added, "Next week we will be adding Yannis Maurer to the line up. He's an exchange student from Germany that has been playing tennis for quite a while. The whole team is excited to see if he can help add to our line up. We'll find out when we host Williamston on Tuesday."

PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - 9, PARMA WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - 15, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - 13, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - 11,

Singles: No. 1 - Caleb Tripp, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Jack Roe, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1 , 6-7 (5), 6-4 ; No. 1 - Ashton Trnka, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Owen Westerkamp, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 6-1 , -; No. 1 - Ashton Trnka, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Caleb Tripp, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0 , 6-0 , -; No. 1 - Jack Roe, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Owen Westerkamp, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 4-6 , 6-3 ; No. 1 - Caleb Tripp, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Owen Westerkamp, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-2 , -; No. 1 - Ashton Trnka, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Jack Roe, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1 , 6-1 , -; No. 2 - River Morrison, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Alex Russman, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 5-7 , 6-2 , 6-2 ; No. 2 - Sam Dietsch, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Demarcus Lee, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-3 , -; No. 2 - River Morrison, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Demarcus Lee, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 6-1 , -; No. 2 - Alex Russman, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Sam Dietsch, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL, 2-6 , 6-2 , 6-2 ; No. 2 - Demarcus Lee, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Alex Russman, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4 , 6-3 , -; No. 2 - River Morrison, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Sam Dietsch, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-1 , -; No. 3 - Ryan Perkin, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Rob Hentschel, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 1-6 , 6-1 ; No. 3 - Ryan Leonard, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Tyler Bigford, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-3 , -; No. 3 - Ryan Perkin, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Tyler Bigford, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-3 , -; No. 3 - Ryan Leonard, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Rob Hentschel, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 7-6 (11), -; No. 3 - Ryan Perkin, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Ryan Leonard, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 6-2 , -; No. 3 - Rob Hentschel, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Tyler Bigford, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4); No. 4 - Tyler Lyman, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Cayden Ritchie, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-1 , -; No. 4 - Noah McCollum, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Ethan Webert, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0 , 6-3 , -; No. 4 - Tyler Lyman, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Ethan Webert, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-2 , -; No. 4 - Noah McCollum, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Cayden Ritchie, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 7-6 (2), 4-6 , 6-2 ; No. 4 - Ethan Webert, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Cayden Ritchie, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1 , 1-0 , -; No. 4 - Noah McCollum, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Tyler Lyman, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 6-1 , -;

Doubles: No. 1 - Owen Bomay, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Nathan Sanders, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Carter Inocencio, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Nick Hendrickson, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4 , 6-0 , -; No. 1 - Christian Smolen, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Ryan Findorff, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Kurt Kraczon, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Jorgen Sonday, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1 , 6-3 , -; No. 1 - Kurt Kraczon, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Jorgen Sonday, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Carter Inocencio, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Nick Hendrickson, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4 , 2-6 , 6-1 ; No. 1 - Owen Bomay, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Nathan Sanders, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Christian Smolen, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Ryan Findorff, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 7-6 (3), 7-5 , -; No. 1 - Christian Smolen, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Ryan Findorff, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Carter Inocencio, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Nick Hendrickson, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1 , 4-6 , 6-3 ; No. 1 - Owen Bomay, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Nathan Sanders, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Kurt Kraczon, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Jorgen Sonday, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 6-1 , -; No. 2 - Kai Kipp, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Casey Smith, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Jacob McLeod, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Austin Hinkley, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 3-6 , 6-0 ; No. 2 - Micah Hall, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Dylan Yetzke, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Aiden Raymond, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Steven Cullen, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-2 , -; No. 2 - Kai Kipp, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Casey Smith, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Aiden Raymond, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Steven Cullen, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0 , 6-3 , -; No. 2 - Jacob McLeod, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Austin Hinkley, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Micah Hall, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Dylan Yetzke, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1 , 6-4 , -; No. 2 - Aiden Raymond, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Steven Cullen, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Jacob McLeod, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Austin Hinkley, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4 , 6-1 , -; No. 2 - Kai Kipp, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Casey Smith, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Micah Hall, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Dylan Yetzke, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 3-6 , 6-4 ; No. 3 - Caleb Bahlau, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Taylor Hyde, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Cadin Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Timothy Pohl, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 3-6 , 7-5 , 6-2 ; No. 3 - Samuel Cole, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Christopher Mark, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Spencer Olen, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Caleb Zimmerman, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 7-5 , 6-2 , -; No. 3 - Caleb Bahlau, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Taylor Hyde, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Samuel Cole, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Christopher Mark, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4 , 7-5 , -; No. 3 - Spencer Olen, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Caleb Zimmerman, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Cadin Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Timothy Pohl, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 6-1 , -; No. 3 - Caleb Bahlau, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Taylor Hyde, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Spencer Olen, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Caleb Zimmerman, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 5-7 , 6-3 ; No. 3 - Samuel Cole, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Christopher Mark, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Cadin Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Timothy Pohl, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3 , 4-6 , 7-5 ; No. 4 - Griffin Lounds, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Owen Bass, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Gage Rodriguez, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Austin Getchell, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-1 , -; No. 4 - Zach Jones, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Dylan Walsh, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Jacob Collins, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Hudson Valentine, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4 , 6-0 , -; No. 4 - Zach Jones, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Dylan Walsh, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Griffin Lounds, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Owen Bass, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2 , 6-4 , -; No. 4 - Jacob Collins, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Hudson Valentine, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Gage Rodriguez, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Austin Getchell, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1 , 6-2 , -; No. 4 - Zach Jones, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL - Dylan Walsh, BIG RAPIDS HIGH SCHOOL def. Gage Rodriguez, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Austin Getchell, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4 , 6-1 , -; No. 4 - Jacob Collins, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL - Hudson Valentine, WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL def. Griffin Lounds, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - Owen Bass, WHITEHALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 4-6 , 6-2 , 6-4 ;

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