Boys varsity tennis dominates against Lowell 6-2


On Monday, the boys varsity tennis team played against Lowell in a conference match. The Rangers were able to out-score the Red Arrows after a couple of tough battles. FHC ended up winning the match 6-2. The Rangers had a little bit of a tougher time coming out with the win because they didn’t get a chance to practice since their last match.

“We didn’t have a chance to practice since our last match so we focused on the mental aspect and being ready to play our best,” Coach Dan Bolhouse said. “Before the match, I felt good despite one of our singles players not being able to play today.”

The Rangers started the match off strong. One singles, which is junior Nick Sojlin, was able to dominate against his Red Arrow opponent. In his first set he won 6-2, and in his second set he won 6-3. Nick has been practicing every day to win his matches. He also doesn’t let his nerves mess up his playing.

I was nervous because I had heard Lowell was good this year,” Nick said. “After a while of playing I remembered that I have beaten Lowell before. So, I was pretty chill all the way through.”

One doubles, which is junior Advith Reddy and sophomore Chris Battiste, played well. They had a couple of miscommunications between them, but once they figured those out they were able to pull through and win against the Red Arrows. They won their first set 6-2 and their second set 6-1.

Sophomores Ben Koning and Jeremy James, which is three doubles, played exceptionally well. They had no miscommunications and were able to dominate. They won both sets 6-0. Ben and Jeremy had goals to not let the Red Arrows get a single point while they were playing; they wanted to sweep Lowell.

“We kept a positive and energetic outlook on the game while we were playing,” Ben said. “Overall an individual victory feels great, but the whole team winning is what really feels good.”

This win puts the Rangers OK White Conference record at 3-1, only losing to FHN. FHC will be facing off against East Kentwood on Wednesday. The Rangers are expecting tough matches against EK, so FHC is looking to have a productive week of practice. 

The boys played well and the weather made it tricky,” Bolhouse said. “It’s always satisfying to win a league dual match and it always helps with the team morale.”