Girls tennis taking on state

For the fourth consecutive year, the varsity girls tennis team will be making an appearance at the state playoffs.
The girls came in fourth place with 18 points during the regional competition on May 15. They earned enough points to qualify to go to the state playoffs next weekend.
‘My challenge for each of our eight teams, four singles and four double teams, was to win their first regional match in order to gain valuable qualifying points for the team,? said Clarkston coach Craig Judd. ‘Each girl accomplished this goal and the result is a wonderful, exciting trip to Midland Community Tennis Center where they will compete against Michigan’s best girls tennis players. Regional competition was more difficult this year than in the past. Exceptional play and team points that were mandatory for us qualifying for states, came from our number one and number two singles, Nicole Janek and Alyssa Lucas.?
Janek and Lucas made it to the final round of the competition, but were beat by Rochester players.
Janek had faced Kelsey Dieters earlier in the season. This time Dieters won the match (7-5, 6-3). Lucas had also met with Adriana Lingl and lost to her for a second time (6-3, 6-3).
‘I’m proud to be able to coach such outstanding girl athletes as they bring honor and respect to their family, community and school,? said Judd.
The girls will compete this Friday and Saturday in the state playoffs.