Lakeview boys' tennis advances to state for 7th straight season

Lakeview boys' tennis advances to state for 7th straight season


Lakeview boys' tennis advances to state for 7th straight season



The Lakeview boys’ tennis team qualified for the Michigan High School Athletic Association State Finals for the seventh consecutive season on Thursday.

The Division 2 eighth-ranked Spartans finished second at the Portage Northern regional with a team score of 15. Portage Central won the regional with 29 points, while Gull Lake finished seventh with six and Battle Creek Central was ninth.

Lakeview had a trio of runner-up finishes at doubles from tandems Mat Denison and Stan Lassen (No. 1 doubles), Jacob Derry and Tyler Horan (No. 2 doubles) and John Ryan and Ed Ryan (No. 4 doubles). The Spartans’ Cameron Babas placed third at No. 3 singles.

“We knew it was going to be tough in this regional because Portage Central is No. 2 in Division 2 and Zeeland East cmae down and they finished a couple points short,” said Lakeview head coach Mike McGinnis. “We didn’t score a lot of points, but the points were low because the competition was so balanced out after Portage Central.”

The Spartans move on to the Division 2 finals at Holly/Fenton (at Holly High Shool, Fenton High School, and Genesys Athletic Club), Oct. 19-20.


(At) Climax-Scotts 3, Jackson Christian 1: Climax-Scotts won by scores of 25-13, 25-14, 25-27 and 25-13.

The Panthers (20-9-4) were led by Fallon Froberg with 19 kills; Destiny Froberg had 13 digs and 14 aces; and Taylor Macomber had 33 assists.

Olivet tri-meet: Olivet defeated Springport (25-15, 25-11) and Vandercook Lake (25-15, 25-19).

The Eagles (8-12-2) were led by Aleena Janousek with 16 kills; Lauren Westlake had 16 digs and two aces; Kaylyn Westlake had 23 assists; and Kayla Redfield had three blocks.

Mendon 3, (At) Bronson 1: Class D third-ranked Mendon defeated Class C honorable mention Bronson by scores of 25-22, 25-20, 18-25 and 25-21.

The Vikings were led by Kylei Ratkowski with nine kills and 20 digs; Skyler Sobeski had seven kills, 22 digs and two blocks; Mallorie Bassage had six kills, three digs and one block; Emily Mayes had three kills and two blocks; Alexa Ratkowski had 22 assists, two kills and three digs; and Kassidy Bystry had 23 digs and three aces.

Mendon 3, Athens 0 (Wed.): Class D third-ranked Mendon defeated Class D honorable mention Athens by scores of 25-18, 25-17 and 26-24.

The Indians (26-12-3) were led by Chantelle Davenport with eight kills and 12 digs; Teasha Swank had nine digs, three kills and three blocks; and Valerie Rubley had 13 assists and 14 digs.


(At) Coldwater 8, Three Rivers 0: Coldwater’s Nooh Aljabaly had three goals in the mercy-rule victory to help the Cardinals match their school record for victories with 14.

Also for Coldwater (14-4), Tommy Nagle and Mohamed Aljabaly had a goal and an assist apiece, while Eric Catlin, Tobias Hermann and Saleh Mousa goal notched goals. Yousif Aljabaly finished with three assists.

Quincy 2, Lenawee Christian 1: Quincy’s Ashton Diotte scored two goals, while Jake Rider and Edgar Castro had an assist apiece. Dakota Finley made 15 saves for the Orioles (15-3-2).

Lawton 4, Delton Kellogg 2: Delton Dellogg’s Cole Mabie and Keith Malachowski each scored.

Dowagiac Invitational

Team scores: 1-St. Joseph 24, 2-Lakeview 91, 3-Stevensville Lakeshore 109, 4-Kalamazoo Christian 160, 5-Three Rivers 196, 6-Bridgman 208, 7-Eau Claire 221, 8-Kalamazoo Hackett 225, 9-Edwardsburg 239, 10-Berrien Springs 244, 11-New Buffalo 304, 12-Coloma 325, 13-Niles 329, 14-Lawton 355, 15-Lake Michigan Catholic 365, 16-Dowagiac Union 395, 17-La Lumiere 431

Lakeview top 5: 5-Blake Wilson 16:26; 14-Colin Read 17:19; 16-Brandon Van Oosten 17:22; 19-Jon Haadsma 17:32; 37-Peter Colquhoun 18:16.

Dowagiac Invitational

Team scores: 1-St. Joseph 42, 2-Lakeview 48, 3-Edwardsburg 96, 4-Kalamazoo Hackett 119, 5-Three Rivers 141, 6-Stevensville Lakeshore 202, 7-Kalamazoo Christian 207, 8-Niles 219, 9-Lawton 243, 10-Dowagiac Union 270, 11-Lake Michigan Catholic 276, 12-Berrien Springs 328, 13-Buchanan 340, 14-La Lumiere 401

Lakeview top 5: 4-Megan Riegle 19:45; 6-Jarecea Tate 20:14; 11-Mackenzie Wilcox 20:49; 13-Sidney Baxter 20:52; 14-Payton Stine 20:53.


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