Local Sports Journal

The Grand Haven girls tennis team took six of eight games to win Thursday’s OK Crossover match with Mona Shores.

The Bucs looked strong from onset, as Erin Staal and Meghan Hendrickson took 1st and 2nd Singles, respectively, by a combined score of 24-6.

The Sailors’ Madison Hronek  won a hard-fought battle with freshman Julia Bachmann 6-4, 0-6, 6-3.

Gretchen Kelly (4th Singles), the doubles teams of Melissa Eveland/Ellery Murphy (2nd Doubles), Nicolette Birkett/Josie Hendrickson (3rd Doubles), Amelia Donohoe/Hailey Watkins (4th Doubles) also got wins for Grand Haven.

The Sailors’ 1st Doubles team of Emily Klemp/Erika Vanderlaan dominated, defeating Grand Haven’s Adi Smith/Maggie Ginocchio 6-2, 6-1.

“All the girls really put forth their best effort of the season,” said Mona Shores head coach Craig Kelley, “and are continuing to show improvement in their match play.”


Mona Shores vs. Grand Haven, April 17, 2014
Grand Haven 6, Mona Shores 2

1st Singles – Erin Staal, GH, def. Claire DeYoung 6-1 6-2. 2nd Singles – Meghan Hendrickson, GH, def. Sophie Gossett 6-0 6-3. 3rd Singles – Madison Hronek, MS, def. Julia Bachmann 6-4, 0-6, 6-3. 4th Singles – Gretchen Kelly, GH, def. Bella Purosky 6-0, 6-1.

1st Doubles – Emily Klemp/Erika Vanderlaan, MS, def. Adi Smith/Maggie Ginocchio 6-2, 6-1. 2nd Doubles – Melissa Eveland/Ellery Murphy, GH, def. Bri Holtrab/Melissa Eveland 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.  3rd Doubles – Caroline Schillaci/Nicolette Birkett, GH, def. Kay Chandonnet/Ellery Murphy 6-1, 6-2. 4th Doubles – Amelia Donohoe/Hailey, GH, def. Alyssa Pyman/Josie Hendrickson 6-2, 6-1.