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Weather has not been a friend to tennis lately. Having rescheduled the league match against Ionia twice, Portland Girls Tennis was finally able to play on Friday. Proving to be more powerful than the quick storm that had the team scurrying to dry courts, Portland defeated Ionia 8-0. This is the fourth 8-0 league sweep for the team. The win definitely sends the message that this team is determined to repeat as league champs!


Friday's match was also Senior Night. The coaching staff and underclassmen took a moment to recognize the Varsity & JV players prior to beginning play. The attributes brought by the 9 Seniors this season are numerous! They are phenomenal young ladies with bright futures ahead of them and we will be sad to see them go once the season is over.


The JV Seniors are Bryna Adams and Marriah Lawler.


The Varsity Seniors are:

4 doubles Olivia Morrow

3 doubles Mya Collins & Xanthe Cross

1 doubles Maura Lufkin & Corey Smith

4 singles Autumn Shimer

1 singles Kayla Weller

Weller and Lufkin are 4-year Varsity players and Team Captains along with Corey Smith.


On Saturday, the Girls Varsity Tennis team hosted a double dual with Traverse City St. Francis and Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep. The team went into the double dual expecting tough competition from the Division 4 #1 ranked St. Francis team. While St. Francis proved victorious, defeating Portland 6-2, the Portland team held their own. St. Francis has very strong singles players who gave Portland's singles players the toughest competition they have seen this season. Portland's doubles teams fared somewhat better than singles, winning two of the four doubles flights. The two losses should not deter those doubles players as they were close matches, despite the outcome! Overall, this was terrific competition for the team as it is likely we will see them again post-season.


Portland was back to business a few hours later when matched up with Kalamazoo Hackett for the second dual of the day. This match also proved for some close competition for the Raiders, but they ended up victorious, defeating Hackett 8-0. Special mention goes out to the Portland 1 and 2 doubles teams (Maura Lufkin/Corey Smith & Kara Kraczon/Bella Virk) as they are the only flights to win both matches! Lufkin/Smith were victorious defeating Hackett's 1 doubles who picked up their team's only win against St Francis. Impressive showing for 1 doubles!


PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - 2, Traverse City St Francis - 6,


Singles:

No. 1 - Lilly Bobrowski, Traverse City St Francis def. Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0 , 6-0 , -;

No. 2 - Alexi Lewis*, Traverse City St Francis def. Alyssa Jack, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0 , 6-0 , -;

No. 3 - Jillian Sodini*, Traverse City St Francis def. Adriana Krieger, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1 , 6-0 , -;

No. 4 - Mary Chittle, Traverse City St Francis def. Autumn Shimer, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1 , 6-1 , -;


Doubles:

No. 1 - Maura Lufkin, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Corey Smith, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Lilly Andrews, Traverse City St Francis - Sophia Jozwiak, Traverse City St Francis, 6-3 , 6-1 , -;

No. 2 - Kara Kraczon, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Bella Virk, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Sarah David, Traverse City St Francis - Caroline Lee, Traverse City St Francis, 6-1 , 6-3 , -;

No. 3 - Sage Lambdin, Traverse City St Francis - Ava Pomaranski, Traverse City St Francis def. Mya Collins, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Xanthe Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4 , 6-4 , -;

No. 4 - audrey Lee, Traverse City St Francis - Michelle Xia, Traverse City St Francis def. Olivia Morrow, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Elizabeth Seavey, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4 , 6-2 , -;


PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - 8, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep - 0, Singles: No. 1 - Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Ellie Skwiat, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep, 6-4 , 6-0 , -; No. 2 - Alyssa Jack, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Sara Verduzco, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep, 6-2 , 6-1 , -; No. 3 - Adriana Krieger, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Ava Coon, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep, 6-3 , 6-2 , -; No. 4 - Autumn Shimer, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Katie Jane Walters, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep, 6-4 , 6-0 , -; Doubles: No. 1 - Maura Lufkin, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Corey Smith, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Ellie Christian, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep - Cameron Nobis, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep, 6-4 , 6-4 , -; No. 2 - Kara Kraczon, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Bella Virk, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Kenzie Stewart, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep - Leah Chafty, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep, 6-1 , 6-3 , -;

No. 3 - Mya Collins, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Xanthe Cross, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. N/A - N/A, 2-0 , 2-0 , -; No. 4 - Olivia Morrow, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL - Elizabeth Seavey, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL def. Alaina Salvato, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep - Sydney Van Es, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep, 6-1 , 6-2 , -;


Pictures courtesy of Kristin Weller, Jenny Cross, & Coach Lowe.

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