Boys Varsity Tennis
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Oct 12, 2018
The HCP Men's Tennis Team competed in the State Finals on Friday and Saturday, 10/19 and 10/20. After a couple of crazy days with weather delays, shifting of sites, etc., the Irish finished in 11th place out of 30 teams competing at the Finals. The Irish were one point behind 10th place Jackson Lumen Christi and three points ahead of rival Kalamazoo Christian. Coaches Conroy and DeForest were very proud of the team's effort as they continued to get better throughout the course of the season. With the team returning 13 of their 15 players, the future looks to be in good hands.
The #4 Doubles team of Jack Ford and Jack Gordon, who were seeded #6, made a nice run to the semi-finals knocking off the #3 seeded and 25-1 Grand Rapids Northpointe Christian team in a 3 set match before losing their semi-final with #2 seeded Allegan, a very good team. #3 Singles Ben Bridenstine almost knocked off the #5 seed from Jackson Lumen Christi having a match point in the 3rd set breaker. The #1 Doubles team of Rhodes Conroy and Blake DeForest took the #5 seed from Lansing Catholic to 3 sets playing some of their best tennis of the year. Lots of positives to take from the tournament and to help the team going into 2019. Complete flight results are below:
1S - Nicholas DeForest def. Berrien Springs 6-4, 6-4, lost to #6 Grant 6-2, 6-0 - 1 point
2S - Andrew Bridenstine def. Frankenmuth 6-4, 2-6, 6-3, lost to #4 Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 6-1, 6-1 - 1 point
3S - Ben Bridenstine def. Almont 6-2, 6-3, lost to #5 Jackson Lumen Christi 6-3, 6-7(4), 7-6(6) - 1 point
4S - Connor Cavanaugh def. Chesaning 6-0, 6-2, def. Ludington 7-6(8), 6-2, lost to #1 Ann Arbor Greenhills 6-0, 6-2 - 2 points
1D - Rhodes Conroy & Blake DeForest def. Chesaning 6-3, 6-2, lost to #5 Lansing Catholic 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-2 - 1 point
2D - Matthew Chafty & Sam Magnell lost to Berrien Springs 7-5, 6-1 - 0 points
3D - David Chafty & Anthony Toweson lost to Grand Rapids Northpointe Christian 6-2, 6-4 - 0 points
4D - #6 Jack Ford & Jack Gordon had 1st round Bye, def. Grosse Ile 6-3, 6-2, def. #3 Grand Rapids Northpointe Christian 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, lost to #2 Allegan 6-1, 7-5 - 3 points