North Muskegon girls tennis team performs well, finishes fourth at D4 state finals

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The North Muskegon girls tennis team finished fourth overall in the Division 4 Michigan High School Athletic Association state finals over the weekend at Kalamazoo College.

The Norse finished with 17 points overall. The champion was Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart, which finished with 31 points. Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic was second with 23 while Grosse Isle was third with 21.

Leading North Muskegon was the team of Belles Hardman and Lily Montgomery, which finished runner-up in No. 1 doubles. Hardman and Montgomery won three matches over the weekend before falling to Reagan Beatty and Annie Keating from Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart 6-1, 6-1 in the finals.

North Muskegon’s Claire McCall won two matches in No. 2 singles while Alicia Hall (No.1 singles), Noa Bowen (No.3 singles), Lindsay Bliss (No. 4 singles), Carina Steketee and Sarah Muzzy (No. 2 doubles), Gabby Gaston and Greta Goszkowicz (No. 3 doubles), and Liz McNally and Lindsey Piper (No. 4 doubles) all won one match.

The Grant tennis team finished 11th overall with 10 points in Division 4, led by the No. 2 doubles team of Jill Arends and Brooklyn Presler, which lost in the semifinals.

In Division 3, Fruitport finished 10th overall with nine points in the state finals at Novi High School. Hannah Kelly (No. 4 singles) led the Trojans effort with a runner-up finish. She won three matches before falling to Charlotte Brown of Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood in the finals, 6-1, 6-0.

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