Tennis: New-look River Rats get an early jump on the season

The Huron girls’ varsity tennis team opened its season at the Holly Invite. The 2017 team brings a lot of new faces and leadership. While the 2016 team graduated five seniors including the captains, their will be plenty of talent and optimism on serve for the 2017 River Rats.

This year’s team includes eight new team members with returning players Emma Perkins, Katia Kukucka, Leila Cheung, and Kati Sesi as co-captains.

This year’s lineup is:
Miriam Gandham (1 Single)
Katie Sesi (2 Single)
Leila Cheung (3 Single)
Emma Parkin (4 Single)
Katia Kukucka and Carmen Giger (1 Double)
Rosi Li and Julie Heng (2 Double)
Jessica Ding and Reva Kulkarni (3 Double)
Shalini Roy and Caroline Bromberg (4 Double)
Brooke Brenner, Yuki Sugiyama, Julianne Yang, and Phoebe Yi (Alternates)

As it has been since the start of the season, the weather did not cooperate for the Holly Tournament. The invite was moved from Holly to East Lansing indoor courts. The invite was shortened to round 1 play between Huron and Rockford and round 2 eight-game pro Set between Huron and Holly. The revised format resulted in two semi-dual matches with no formal places and points for the invite

Huron vs Rockford
1s Miriam: AAH win 6-1 6-4
2s Katie: AAH win 6-1 6-4
3s Leila: Rockford win 2-6 6-1 (tiebreak 9-11)
4s Emma: AAH win 6-1 6-0
1d Katia / Carmen: Rockford win 8-5
2d Julie / Rosie: Rockford win 8-1
3d Jessica / Reva: Rockford win 8-1
4d Caroline / Phoebe: Rockford win 8-2

1s Miriam: Did not play
2s Katie: AAH win 8-5
3s Leila: AAH win 8-0
4s Emma: AAH win 8-1
1d Katia / Carmen: Holly win 6-3 7-6 (4-10)
2d Julie / Rosie: Holly win 6-0 6-4
3d Jessica / Reva: Holly win 6-0 6-2
4d Caroline / Phoebe: Holly win 7-5 6-2


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