Boys varsity tennis ties for third at the Elliot Pearce Invitational

Boys varsity tennis ties for third at the Elliot Pearce Invitational

Junior Jeremy James and Ali Azeem at one doubles had an outstanding day and claimed the number one spot in their flight, beating out a very tough tandem from Troy High School to win.

“[The boys] are improving with every match as they are learning to play with new partners,” head coach Dan Bolhouse started, “while the younger guys are getting up to speed if varsity tennis.”

This was a huge tournament for the team as it showed them how to fight through playing very tough opponents. Not only did one doubles play a few tough matches, but so did just about every other player. Everyone learned from today, but a few players also stood out during the day.

One of the players who stood out was senior Hans Siebert at four singles. Hans had an incredibly tough match in the finals where he lost narrowly to a very talented player from Petoskey. This would have been a huge win for the Rangers, as his win would likely bring them up in the leaderboard.

Another standout duo was the tandem of seniors Cully Herbert and Walker Sjolin. Troy High School had a few outstanding players, and two of them were playing Cully and Walker in the three doubles match up.

Overall, this tournament for the Rangers was more of a life lesson than anything. It taught them to fight through adversity and to work as a team and cheer on everyone. In the end, it was a solid ending to the day, but the Rangers will be back with another quad at home on Wednesday, August 21.