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Knights News · Tennis Ends Busy Run to Start the Season

The Men’s Tennis Team started the season taking advantage of late summer weather and getting several matches completed.

A team that ranges from top level players to those with little or no experience may have  results that are uneven with improvement as the ultimate goal.

Opening the season were team losses to St. Joe 7-1 and Stevensville Lakeshore 6-2 on Monday. Sophomore Reed Crocker won both matches and Sophomore Joe Meyers won against Lakeshore.

On Tuesday the Knights traveled to Caledonia to face East Kentwood and Grand Rapids Catholic Central. The Kinights lost 7-1 to Kentwood and 6-2 to GRCC. Crocker again won both matches and Meyers picked up a win.

On Wednesday, the team battled both Portage Schools and fell short 6-2 in both matches with Crocker and Meyers both winning their matches.

On Thursday, the team traveled to the Sturgis Invitational for the Great 8 Invitational. The goal of this tournament is to invite teams to get the top 8 #1 and #2 singles players in Michigan to play in the same tournament. In turn, that leads to a high level high school tournament across the board.

The Sturgis Tournament was the first dent into team improvement. Adam Dorstewitz, Andrew Brown, and the Doubles team of Rafferty/Brown earned their first wins of the season. Crocker won 3 matches and Meyers won 2.

The Knights came home to host the Loy Norrix Invitational on Saturday and finished 4th. Crocker and Meyers dominated their flights losing only 4 games in the 6 matches they played.

Monday, the team hosted Gull Lake and came up on the short end of a 5-3 battle. Senior Adam Dorstewitz earned another win and the team match was hanging in the balance until the very end. Crocker remained unbeaten and Meyers added another victory.

Last night, the Knights battled Niles to a 4-4 tie. It was a singles sweep for the Knights. Crocker moved to 14-0, Meyers to 11-3, Dorstewitz won his third match, and Andrew Brown his second.

The team has a well deserved week off. They will travel to Mattawan on Tuesday at 5:00 P.M.