Monday, September 19, 2016
Thornapple-Kellogg High School
South Christian High School
This past Monday, the Sailor’s tennis team played host to TK Middleville in another OK Gold battle. After a slow start by most of the team, the match eventually turned into a battle, with close matches everywhere.
With Middleville up in matches 3-1, things looked shaky for South Christian. Especially since the Sailors lost the first set in 3 of the matches remaining on the court. Then, the Sailors were able to bring each of those four into the 3rd set. Suddenly, a tie was possible.
Battling hard into those 3rd sets were Josh DeHaan at 2S, Ryan Dykstra at 4S, Jake Springvloed and Jerad Bos at 2D and Chase Rauner and Ethan Silvernail at 4S.
Unfortunately, the Sailors were only able to claim two of those four matches. Josh DeHaan came from behind and defeated Matt Rolison at 2S – 36, 61, 63 and Jake Springvloed and Jerad Bos did that same at 2D, defeating Czarnecki/Church – 26, 63, 64.
Also winning for SC were Devin Veldhouse at 1S, defeating Alex Hanshaw – 62, 63
The Sailors are done with the dual match portion of the conference season and now wait for the conference tournament next Saturday.