Showing off their medals are (front row, l–r) Alex Stembaugh, Katie Rachon, Jill Haverkate, Mackenzie Young and Michaela Young; (middle) Nicole Strobel; (back row) Lindsay Gauger, Marjeanne Bothma, Lauren Korlewitz, Meliah Mead, Jenelle Miller, Anna Sinkevics, Heather Williams and Coach Tom Huizing. Photo by SCOTT A. MEAD
by LIZ SINKEVICS
Rockford High School’s girls varsity tennis team made it a clean sweep at an invitational hosted by the Grant High School Tigers on Saturday, April 18, by taking first place in every flight. The event also featured teams from West Catholic and Manistee high schools.
The Rams also won their first three matches, topping Muskegon High School 8-0, East Kentwood High School 6-2, and Grand Rapids Christian High School 8-0. This week’s schedule includes matches with Grandville (home), Hudsonville and West Catholic (home) high schools, all beginning at 4 p.m., as well as an invitational hosted by Forest Hills Eastern High School.
Freshman Jenelle Miller keeps her eye on the ball at fourth singles. Photo by SCOTT A. MEAD
Rockford junior Lindsay Gauger lets a serve—and her hair—fly on a sunny spring day while posting a win at fourth doubles at the Grant Invitational on April 18. Photo by SCOTT A. MEAD
Junior Nicole Strobel gets set for a shot while playing second doubles. Photo by SCOTT A. MEAD
Freshman second singles player Marjeanne “MJ” Bothma readies a two-handed backhand. Photo by SCOTT A. MEAD