Tennis wraps season in seventh at state championship

Kalamazoo — The Wolves finished the season in seventh place with 12 points at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Girls Tennis Finals, June 2-3.
Junior Abbey Labate and sophomore Katarina Fisher, both seeded third in their respective flights, finished 2-1 for the finals.
Labate, playing on Singles No. 3, went 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in her win over Hannah Lee from Troy. She went 6-2, 6-0 for a win against Northville’s Lauren Agosta. She lost to No. 2 seed, Grace Shaya from Bloomfield Hills, 6-0, 6-1.
Fisher, playing on Singles No. 4, won her first round against Emma Kwapis from Stoney Creek, 6-2, 6-1. She won her round against Novi’s Haruka Ishibashi, 6-2, 6-3. She finished the finals with a 6-1, 6-3 loss to No. 2 seed, Julia Yousif from Bloomfield Hills.
Freshman Leah Geisz went 1-1 for the finals on Singles No. 1 with a win against Hudsonville’s Paige Zuverink, 6-0, 6-1; and a loss to Ann Arbor Pioneer’s Reese Miller, 6-2, 6-0.
Freshman Charlotte Partchecko lost her first round on Singles No. 2 to Holland West Ottawa’s Danielle Lebster, 7-5, 6-4.
All four doubles teams went 1-1 for the finals.
On the Doubles No. 1 court, sophomore Lauren Sielinski and freshman Kate Ketzler won their round against Grand Blanc’s Faith Haddon and Sydney Kirt, 6-2, 6-2. They lost to Troy’s Grace Zhu and Stephanie Ochoa, 6-0, 6-0.
Senior Zoe Paxton and junior Maddie Gurn on Doubles No. 2 won their first round against Farmington’s Isabel Watson and Nicole Waun, 6-1, 6-0. They lost to Ann Arbor Pioneer’s Mia Berens and Natalie Gus, 6-1, 6-0.
Junior Kendall Woodward and freshman Abby Finnerty on Doubles No. 3 won their round against Farmington’s Grace O’Connor and Farah Shakis, 6-3, 6-0. They lost to Ann Arbor Pioneer’s Eleanor Vogel and Aditi Ganeson, 6-1, 6-1.
Senior Sam Galley and senior Abigail Walker on Doubles No. 4 won their round against Port Huron Northern’s Lexi Hepting and Anna Kerhoulas, 6-3, 6-3. They lost to Troy’s Vienna Thieu and Michelle Baik, 6-1, 6-4.
Ann Arbor Pioneer finished as state champions for their first place finish with 33 points. Bloomfield Hills finished in second place with 32 points and Troy finished in third with 22 points.

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