Tough tennis at tournament

After competing against eight schools, the girls from Clarkston took first place at the Holly-Powers Invitational.
The Lady Wolves varsity tennis team scored 22 points during the Saturday invitational.
‘The girls played tough tennis and stayed focused,? said coach Craig Judd.
The rainy weather took the invitational inside the Genesys Athletic Club where Clarkston competed against Birmingham Groves, Farmington Hills Mercy, Flint Powers, Holly, Jackson Lumen Christi, Petoskey, and Traverse City St. Francis.
Clarkston was in the finals for six of eight events.
For singles, Nicole Janek defeated Mercy, Alyssa Lucas defeated Petoskey, Kristina Lucas and Blair McCarty defeated Groves.
In doubles, Kate Cooley and Kelli McKay defeated Mercy and Victoria Sova and Alexis Egler defeated Holly.
‘We lost Tuesday to a real good Lahser team, practiced extremely well to the end of the week, and competed in the Saturday Holly-Powers Invitational with determination to play like a team that placed third, fifth, and seventh in the state for the last three years,? said Judd.
Placing in second after Clarkston was Groves, with 15 points. Petoskey and Mercy tied for third place with 14 points. Holly took fourth place with ten points.
Earlier in the week, the team lost on Tuesday to Lahser, 5-3.
‘Outstanding effort and play from Kristina Lucas, who in our last two matches won most decisively,? said Judd.
Nicole Janek, Kristina Lucas, and Blair McCarty won both of their matches.
Their game against West Bloomfield on Thursday was stopped on account of rain. The match was rescheduled for the next Wednesday, April 23 at 4 p.m.
The varsity team played Seaholm on Tuesday.
They host Troy on Thursday at 4 p.m. and have the Saline Invitational on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.