2018-08-23 / Sports

Leelanau tennis tough in Ludington

Leelanauts host Cadillac on Tuesday


THE LEELANAU TENNIS team takes a picture after their second place finish at the Traverse City Central quad match. Photo: David Grams THE LEELANAU TENNIS team takes a picture after their second place finish at the Traverse City Central quad match. Photo: David Grams The Leelanau tennis team was back in the swing of things Friday and Monday.

The team traveled to Ludington for an invitational on Friday, and traveled to the Traverse City Central Northwoods Invitational on Monday.

“They’ve (the team) started out strong,” Leelanau tennis coach David Grams said. “I’m very optimistic to see how the rest of the season plays out.”

At the Ludington Invitational, the Leelanauts won every flight against Big Rapids, and went toe-to-toe with top opponents in East Kentwood and Ludington.

Cece Schaub and Leland Macke finished second overall as a No. 1 doubles team.

“East Kentwood and Ludington are real powerful teams traditionally,” Grams said. “My students had their hands full, but they did really well.

They fought the entire match and some games were closer then others. In the end, we could only beat Big Rapids.”

The four-school co-op moved on from the tough competition at the Ludington Invitational for a quad match at Traverse City Central on Monday.

At the Traverse City Central Invitational, team Leelanau took second place. The Leelanauts took second place in the same tournament last year. Traverse City Central placed first with Traverse City West in third.

“I was really pleased with the way we played on Monday,” Grams said. “It really could’ve gone any other way.

Most of our matches went to tiebreakers and our players are looking forward to the rematch at the Clay Courts against the Traverse City schools.”

August Sack won at No. 2 singles. Margot Hazael-Massieux and Jackson Ciolek finished in first place for No. 1 doubles.

“Many of these matches went to third set tiebreakers,” Grams said. “The students played hard against the Traverse City teams.”

The Leelanauts were slated to face St. Francis on Wednesday, but the match was played after press time. The Leelanau tennis team will host their first match of the year against Cadillac on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

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