Brandywine duo reach Division 3 Final Four
KALAMAZOO — Brandywine freshmen Ellie Knapp and Tressa Hullinger reached the quarterfinals of the Division 4 State Tennis Championships in Kalamazoo Friday.
Knapp and Hullinger defeated Grace Lawrence and Sam McGlade, of Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, 6-7(3), 6-4 and 6-4 in their opening round match before knocking off Bella Neiman and Andrea Gonzalvo, of Clarkston Everest Collegiate, in the second round. 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(1).
In the quarterfinals, Knapp and Hullinger were defeated by No.3-seeded Hannah Nelson and Brooke Tietz. of Grand Rapids West Catholic, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-4.
By reaching the quarterfinals, Knapp and Hullinger earn Division 4 All-State honors.
The pair helped Brandywine finish 13th overall. Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart was the state champion. Traverse City St. Francis was the runner-up, while North Muskegon finished third. Buchanan finished 20th.
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