SMAA league tournament @ Hillsdale
Hillsdale hosted the SMAA tournament on Thursday. Parma Western defended their league championship with a victory.
The Panthers rode the strength of their singles players as they swept all four single’s titles. They also picked up a championship at 2nd doubles.
Western also had runner ups at 1st doubles and 4th doubles.
Western’s winners were Taylor Johnson at 1st singles with a straight set victory over Hillsdale’s Sarah VanOrman. Patrice Jones at 2nd singles with a victory over Lansing Christian’s Gweyneth Wortz. Ashley Ganton at 3rd with a win over Ashley Medcoff of Leslie and Susie Davenport at 4th singles with a victory over Jessica Granger of Lansing Christian. In doubles action Audie Scott and Melissa Osborne defeated Morgan Ward and MacKenzie Rudd of Leslie,
Hillsdale had two champions. At 1st doubles in a match between two very good teams it took three sets to determine the victor. In the end Jamee Thompson and Alexis Michael of Hillsdale edged Hannah Blume and Jennifer Biddle of Western 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Hillsdale’s other champions came at 4th doubles Jenna Holland and Lauren Allen avenged two earlier defeats to beat Abby Blume and Annesley Moore Jumonville of Western. Hillsdale had runner ups at 1st singles, Sarah VanOrman and at 3rd doubles Shannon Naegle and Misty Womer.
Leslie had the other championship at 3rd doubles as they defeated Hillsdale in a marathon match. In the last match of the night the doubles team of Maria Coleva and Erica Mechler outlasted a game team of Shannon Naegle and Misty Womer by the score of 6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-4
All champions are automatic first team selections for the SMAA. Others voted to first team by the coaches were in singles, Sarah VanOrman of Hillsdale and Anna Dykstra of Lansing Christian. Added as double selections were Hannah Blume and Jennifer Biddle of Western along with Lauren Royce and megan Cloutier of Lansing Christian.
1st Parma Western 52 pts
2nd Lansing Christian 38
3rd Hillsdale 37
4th Leslie 35
5th Onsted 29
6th Columbia Central 25
Final standings ( regular season + league tournament)
1st Parma Western
2nd Lansing Christian
6th Columbia Central
1 Singles Taylor Johnson (PW) d, Sarah VanOrman (H) 6-1, 6-1
2 Singles Patrice Jones (PW) d. Gweyneth Wortz (LC) 6-3, 6-4
3 Singles Ashley Ganton (PW) d. Ashley Medcoff (L) 6-2, 6-4
4 Singles Susie Davenport (PW) d. Jessica Granger (LC) 6-1, 6-0
1 Doubles Jamee Thompson – Alexis Michael (H) d. Hannah Blume – Jennifer Biddle (PW) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
2 Doubles Audie Scott – Melissa Osborne (PW) d. Morgan Ward – MacKenzie Rudd (L) 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
3 Doubles Maria Coleva – Erica Mechler (L) d. Shannon Naegle – Misty Womer (H) 6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-4
4 Doubles Jenna Holland – Lauren Allen (H) d. Abby Blume – Annesley Moore Jumonville (PW) 6-3, 7-6(7-3)