Huskies’ Adams falls in semifinals
Blue Water athletes well represented on final day
The final day of the fall golf and tennis seasons culminated Saturday at various locations around the state.
As always, the Blue Water Area was well represented.
At the Division 1 state finals in Midland, Chris Adams of Port Huron Northern was the final local player alive. He bowed out in the state semifinal round at No. 2 singles, but his performance helped the Huskies finish ninth overall in the state with eight points.
Adams fell to Andrew Abela of Brother Rice, 6-4, 6-1.
“Our entire team played terrific at states this year,” Northern coach Char Sweeney said. “It can be very intimidating and the boys handled it well.”
At the Division 3 state tennis finals in Holland, St. Clair High School finished tied for seventh place overall with nine points.
In golf, the Blue Water Area was well represented at the Division 3 event at Forest Akers West at Michigan State University.
Kara Likins of St. Clair shot a 97 for a two day total of 187 and Gabriella Locke shot 97 for a two day total of 204. They each finished well short of all-state, top 10 honors.
Meanwhile at the Division 4 event at Forest Akers East, Kaitlyn Rittner who is from Algonac but attends Macomb Lutheran North finished 10th overall. She shot 86 Saturday for a two day total of 171.
Emma Kerr of Capac was also at the event, but finished out of the top 10 with a two day total of 187.
Saints score nine points at state
The St. Clair boys tennis team scored nine points Friday at the Division 3 state tennis finals in Holland, which coach Dave Clutts said was the most his team has ever recorded in a state final.
“The kids played really well,” Clutts said. “That should definitely get us into the top 10. Six flights won points for us.”
St. Clair won two points at No. 2 and 4 singles, and No. 4 doubles as Troy Distelrath, Garrett Vigneron and the team of Santino Lawrence and Joe Marcath each won two-point, second-round matches. Distelrath defeated Chelsea’s Matthew Kimball 5-7, 6-1, 6-3, while Vigneron defeated Petoskey’s Gunnar McNamara, and Lawrence and Marcath defeated the team from Allegan 6-3, 6-2.
At No. 1 singles, Seth Pinnoo defeated Chelsea’s Ryan Jacobs 6-2, 6-3 to claim a point. The No. 1 doubles team of Ryan Maben and Shaun McCormick defeated a team from Allegan 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in its first-round match, while the No. 2 doubles team of Loren Isaac and Matt Tetreau defeated the team from Hamilton 6-3, 6-1.
Armada earned two points, as the Devon Lahaie defeated Spencer Boeve of Hamilton 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, and the No. 1 doubles team of Frank Ferrari and Riley Jacob defeated the team from Cadillac 6-2, 6-2 in the first round.
In Division 2, Port Huron’s Jake Johnson and Christian Harris defeated the team from Wyandotte Roosevelt 6-0, 6-2 to earn the Big Reds a point.
No area teams or players advanced past the quarterfinals in Division 2 or 3.
Port Huron High School finished 15th with 1 point at the Division 2 State finals, tied with 7 other teams (out of 22 total teams competing).
Armada finished 18th at the Division 3 State finals with 2 points, tied with Hudsonville Unity Christian (out of 22 total teams competing).