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1 month ago @ 1:01PM

2022 Boys Varsity Tennis Regionals

Game Date
Oct 6, 2022

Portage, MI - Byron Center Varsity Tennis took 3rd place in the Portage Regional Thursday coming painfully close to qualifying for the state tournament again this year.  The Bulldogs had a total of 16 points (the top 2 teams qualify along with any team that scores 18 or more points).

"Multiple people have commented how tough this Regional was, and it was a great day for BC even though we didn't qualify", said Byron Center head coach Andy Ely.  "Honestly, the team has been talking about this day since last year.  They really wanted to qualify this year as we graduate 6 seniors.  There is such a bond with this team it will be hard to replace.  Every one of these guys goes to battle for one another". 

On the day:

Unseeded Senior Brayden Sandholm played a fantastic first match and beat the #4 seed from Battle Creek Lakeview in straight sets 6-0 7-5.

Byron Center's tough 4 doubles team of Senior Captain Jack Crittendon and Freshman Ryan McKendry were the #1 seed in the tournament and had 3 tough matches.  First they played Portage Central losing the first set 3-6 before coming back to with the next two 6-0 6-3.  Next up was Mattawan in the Semi's and BC won another close one 6-3 7-5.  Finally BC played in the finals against Forest Hills Central and again after losing the first set 3-6 came back to win the next two sets 6-2 6-4 to win the flight championship.  Jack and Ryan finished the year with a record of 26-2.

Also a #1 seed was Senior Captain Ethan Wood "Woody" at 4 singles.  Ethan played meticulously beating his first round opponent Battle Creek Lakeview 6-0 6-1.  In the Semi's, he took care of Portage Central's Italian foreign exchange student 6-0 6-4.  In the Finals he was pitted against Mattawan where Ethan got up 5-2 before the Mattawan player retired with leg cramps (reminiscent of Ethan's State Finals Match last year against Okemos) giving the flight championship to Woody who finished the season undefeated at 28-0.

For the season, BC finished 11-4-4, 4th in the OK White Conference, and 3rd at Regionals.

Thank you very much to all the parent helpers and all our fans that made this season so special.  We really appreciate everything you have done for this team!

Come give a shout out and watch the BC Tennis team in the Homecoming Parade at 5:30pm today!!

 

Results were as follows:

Forest Hills Central - 25
Mattawan - 25
----------------------------------cut off 18 points
Byron Center - 16
Battle Creek Lakeview - 15
Portage Central - 13
Portage Northern - 1
Ottawa Hills - 1
Battle Creek Central - 0
Wyoming - 0

Singles:
No. 1 - Brady Pettit, Byron Center def. Rohit Agarwal, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills, 6-1 , 6-4
No. 1 - Sammy Yin, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central def. Brady Pettit, Byron Center, 6-0 , 6-0
No. 2 - Nathan Strauss, Portage Central def. Tanis Brummel, Byron Center, 6-3 , 6-1
No. 3 - Brayden Sandholm, Byron Center def. Colin Yarger, Battle Creek Lakeview, 6-0 , 7-5
No. 3 - Nolan Ackerman, Mattawan def. Brayden Sandholm, Byron Center, 6-0 , 6-0
No. 4 - Ethan Wood, Byron Center def. Chase Oursler, Battle Creek Lakeview, 6-0 , 6-1
No. 4 - Ethan Wood, Byron Center def. Manuel D'Alessio, Portage Central, 6-0 , 6-4
No. 4 - Ethan Wood, Byron Center def. Logan Pearson, Mattawan, 5-2

Doubles:
No. 1 - Colton Swanson, Byron Center - TJ Lawrence, Byron Center def. Ian Clarke, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills - Ram Reddy, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills, 6-0 , 6-0
No. 1 - Tanner Segraves, Mattawan - Brian Weaver, Mattawan def. Colton Swanson, Byron Center - TJ Lawrence, Byron Center, 6-3 , 6-0
No. 2 - Austin Krauss, Byron Center - Joe Leavitt, Byron Center def. Mattixx Bentley, Wyoming - Alan Ramos, Wyoming, 6-0 , 6-0
No. 2 - Brady Sullivan, Mattawan - Garrett Cheng, Mattawan def. Austin Krauss, Byron Center - Joe Leavitt, Byron Center, 6-0 , 6-2
No. 3 - Nolan Booth, Byron Center - Cole Krauss, Byron Center def. Michael Siguenza, Wyoming - Kyaw Kler, Wyoming, 6-0 , 6-0
No. 3 - Nico Notarnicola, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central - Owen Godley, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central def. Nolan Booth, Byron Center - Cole Krauss, Byron Center, 6-0 , 6-3
No. 4 - Jack Crittendon, Byron Center - Ryan McKendry, Byron Center def. Jason Krawczyk, Portage Central - Jason Shaye, Portage Central, 3-6 , 6-0 , 6-3
No. 4 - Jack Crittendon, Byron Center - Ryan McKendry, Byron Center def. Ryu Ando, Mattawan - Liam Comrie, Mattawan, 6-3 , 7-5
No. 4 - Jack Crittendon, Byron Center - Ryan McKendry, Byron Center def. Max Cooper, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central - Hayden Tanner, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, 3-6 , 6-2 , 6-4


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