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1 month ago @ 4:38PM

Boys Varsity Tennis Finishes 2nd at Regionals - Qualifies for State Tournament

Game Date
Oct 5, 2022

The East Grand Rapids Boys Varsity Tennis team finished 2nd at the Division 3, Region 23 Regional Tournament hosted at Forest Hills Eastern.  The 2nd place finish secures East’s place in the 2022 Division 3 State Finals. 

 

Congrats to the following players for winning their flights and being crowned Regional Champions!

 

Bryce Balon - #2 Singles

Mikey Beusse - #3 Singles

Ethan Rapoport & Carter Barnes - #1 Doubles

Charlie Lentz & Luke Lentz - #3 Doubles

 

Team Scores:

Forest Hills Eastern                28

East Grand Rapids               27

Grand Rapids Christian          13

Spring Lake                             10

Ionia                                        9

Coopersville                            5

Kenowa Hills                           2

Sparta                                     2

Fruitport                                   0

 

(teams earn one point per win, however since this was a 9-team regional any team winning their quarter final match that was not in the ‘rat tail’ portion of the bracket was awarded 2 points.  All East flights earned 2 points for their quarterfinal victories)

 

 Click Here for Full Regional Results

 

Individual flight results are below.  Wins are noted with a (W). 

 

Singles:

 

#1:  Andrew Owings (2 pts)

            Quarters vs. GR Christian                              (W) 6-0, 6-0

            Semis vs. Ionia                                               (L) 6-3, 6-1

           

#2:  Bryce Balon (4 pts – Regional Champion)

            Quarters vs. GR Christian                              (W) 6-1, 6-?

            Semis vs. Coopersville                                   (W) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

            Finals vs. Forest Hills Eastern                        (W) 6-4, 6-0

 

#3:  Mikey Beusse (4 pts – Regional Champion)

            Quarters vs. Sparta                                        (W) 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3

            Semis vs. Ionia                                               (W) 6-3, 6-1

            Finals vs. Forest Hills Eastern                        (W) 7-5, 6-4

 

#4:  Jack Lado (3 pts)

            Quarters vs. Sparta                                        (W) 6-1, 6-1

            Semis vs. GR Christian                                  (W) 6-2, 6-0

            Finals vs. Forest Hills Eastern                        (L) 6-0, 6-4

 

Doubles:  

 

#1:  Ethan Rapoport & Carter Barnes (4 pts – Regional Champions)

            Quarters vs. Ionia                                           (W) 6-1, 6-1

            Semis vs. GR Christian                                  (W) 6-2, 6-2

            Finals vs. Forest Hills Eastern                        (W) 6-2, 6-3

 

#2:  Charlie Seufert & Champ Rosmarin (3 pts)

            Quarters vs. Kenowa Hills                              (W) 6-0, 6-0

            Semis vs. GR Christian                                  (W) 7-5, 6-4

            Finals vs. Forest Hills Eastern                        (L) 7-5, 6-7(5), 7-5

 

#3:  Charlie Lentz & Luke Lentz (4 pts – Regional Champions)

            Quarters vs. Kenowa Hills                              (W) 6-0, 6-0

            Semis vs. GR Christian                                  (W) 6-3, 6-0

            Finals vs. Forest Hills Eastern                        (W) 6-0, 6-1

 

#4:  Ben Ruppert & Walter Zimdar (3 pts)

            Quarters vs. Ionia                                           (W) 6-0, 6-0

            Semis vs. Spring Lake                                    (W) 6-0, 6-3

            Finals vs. Forest Hills Eastern                        (L) 6-2, 6-4

 


The Pioneers will travel to the Lansing area on Friday, 10.14 and Saturday, 10.15 to compete in the Division 3 State Finals.  Go East! 


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