TK tennis finishes the season at 11-3.
When we looked at our schedule this season we knew that the front end of the schedule was loaded with three of the states top five teams. We also knew that we would face very good teams from South Christian, Hamilton and Mona Shores. With two doubles players moving from doubles to singles, and four new doubles players in the lineup we needed time to gain some much needed experience. We felt that if we could get through the first part of the season we could finish strong.
The Hastings match was a big test for our team. Hastings has a fine group of athletes that have plenty of experience. With 11 of 12 starting seniors in their lineup we knew we had to be ready for another difficult match.
The TK ladies tennis team capped off a great dual season with a convincing 6-2 win over Hastings. Middleville won three of four singles matches and three of four doubles matches.
Karlie Raphael and Sydney VanGessel won the top two singles matches while only losing three games along the way. Rachel Chesnutt lost her match in three close sets. Brooke Thompson lost her first set, then won the next two sets 6-3, 6-0.
Our first doubles team played a great match and came up just short. We felt that the first doubles team was the strongest point in the Hastings line up. The match was very competitive with both teams doing a great job of extending points and working the court angles. Both teams were solid from the baseline and aggressive at the net with Hastings winning 6-4, 7-5.
Tk’s second, third and fourth doubles matches were all won in two close sets.
Third doubles has been in a slump since a great win at South Christian. Better net play and much better court position paid off for a team that has been working hard to improve their game.
Regionals this Thursday at GRC.
TK HASTINGS SCORE WINNER
KARLIE RAPHAEL BROOKE YOUNGS 6-2, 6-0 TK
SYDNEY VANGESSEL KATE HAYWOOD 6-1, 6-0 TK
RACHEL CHESNUTT LAUREN HARDEN 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 H
BROOKE THOMPSON LIBBY JENSEN 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-0 TK
MYERS/VREELAND HORNING/JAMES 6-4, 7-5 H
BASHORE/ZOET YOUNGS,ROE 7-5, 6-4 TK
HOOGWERF/J.THOMPSON CARLSON/ANDERSON 7-6 (2), 6-3 TK
CUISON, NOWINSKY MCDADE/MORGAN 6-2, 7-5 TK