Niles’ Abby Rzepka reaches for a shot during the Vikings’ doubles tournament Saturday. Edwardsburg captured all six flights to earn the team championship. Niles finished second in all the flights and was the runner-up. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)
Niles’ Abby Rzepka reaches for a shot during the Vikings’ doubles tournament Saturday. Edwardsburg captured all six flights to earn the team championship. Niles finished second in all the flights and was the runner-up. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

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Tennis roundup: Edwardsburg, Brandywine win invitationals

Published 9:38pm Monday, April 29, 2013

Edwardsburg swept all six flights to capture the Niles Doubles Tournament championship Saturday.

The Eddies finished with 18 points, while the Vikings were second with 12, Schoolcraft third with sixth and the Niles JV fourth.

The format for the doubles tournament puts the team’s No. 1 and No. 2 singles players together in the top flight, while its No. 3 and No. 4 singles players are in the second flight.

The final four flights are made up of the teams’ four regular doubles teams.

Alex Watts and Hayley Jones teamed up to win the top flight for the Eddies, while Connie Kutschbach and Andrea Wagner joined up to win at No. 2 doubles.

Niles finished second in each of the eight flights.

 

Niles Doubles Tournament

Team scores

Edwardsburg 18, Niles 12, Schoolcraft 6, Niles JV 0

 

Flight champions

1. Alex Watts-Hayley Jones (E) d. Anna Flahaven-Allie Fuller (N); 2. Connie Kutschbach-Andrea Wagner (E) d. Serenity Wagner-Maggie Feifer (N); 3. Madison Hatkevich-Kinzie Hahn (E) d. Haley Linville-Abby Rzepka (N); 4. Katie Engle-Katelynn Rogers (E) d. Brittany Klingerman-Abby Mattson (N); 5. Sarah Ford-Haley Deak (E) d. Heaven Draper-Yaideliz Roldan (N); 6. Mari Grover-Hannah Weaver (E) d. Libby Moody-Autumn Payne (N)

 

Brandywine tennis

Brandywine had swept the doubles flights to score 23 points at Albion.

The Bobcats also won three out of four singles flights.

Loy Norrix was second with 17 points, Hillsdale third with six and host Albion fourth with no points.

Winning singles titles for the Bobcats were Alissa Gamble, Victoria Knight and Alicia Prescott.

Doubles champions were Jessy Cooper and Rachel Gipson; Mackenzie Shelton and Ashley DeJonge; Cassidy Purucker and Caitlyn Cummins; along with Alli Srmek and Ember Brant.

Last Thursday, Brandywine had a home and away doubleheader against Cassopolis and Lake Michigan Catholic.

The Bobcats after blanking Cassopolis, made the trip to St. Joseph and blanked the Lakers 8-0 to improve to 9-0 on the season.

Jessica Blank and Gamble both had to battle through three sets to earn victories.

Blank defeated Daisy Priede 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4, while Gamble defeated Rebecca Barta 6-2, 4-6 and 6-4.

Brant and Srmek received a forfeit at No. 4 doubles.

The Bobcats won in straight sets at the other six flights.

 

Albion Invitational

Team scores

Brandywine 23, Loy Norrix 17, Hillsdale 6, Albion 0
Flight winners

Singles

1. Katie Cox (Loy Norrix); 2. Alissa Gamble (Brandywine); 3. Victoria Knight (Brandywine); 4. Alicia Prescott (Brandywine)
Doubles

1. Jessy Cooper-Rachel Gipson (Brandywine); 2. Mackenzie Shelton-Ashley DeJonge (Brandywine); 3. Cassidy Purucker-Caitlyn Cummins (Brandywine); 4. Alli Srmek-Ember Brant (Brandywine)

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