By Seth Vanderwest

FRUITPORT–Fruitport tennis player Hope Busscher will continue her athletic career at Adrian College next fall.

The senior has been an important part of a successful Trojan program the last 4 years. Busscher was part of the No. 2 doubles team as a freshman and made it to the state finals.

After covid canceled the 2020 season, she moved into the No. 2 singles spot.

Busscher was solid her first season at singles and won a county title in the GMAA, a district runner-up and regional runner-up.

Hope embraced the new challenge and really grew into a great all-around player,” Fruitport coach Brad Busscher said. Busscher is Hope’s father.

The team fell only 3 points short of another state finals appearance.

This year, Hope established herself as the No. 1 singles player and one of the top players in the O-K Blue. She is currently 12-2.

I’m very proud of her as a tennis player and daughter,” said Busscher.

Hope gets it done both on the court and in the classroom. She has a 4.0 GPA. She plans to study either graphic design, architecture, or interior design at Adrian.