The Huron girls’ tennis team took the court early on Monday afternoon – and why not, the sun was out, the temperatures were in the high 60s and tennis was in the air. The River Rats spent some time warming up on their new courts and looked more than ready for their match.
However, the match was against Grosse Pointe South, the No. 1 ranked team in the state in Division 1. The River Rats, who finished fifth in the state last year and have a good mix of experience (five seniors) and young talent, battled for every point before falling to GPS 6-1.
Miriam Gandham (photo) at No. 2 singles was the only Huron winner on the day. One of those returning seniors, Gandham won 6-2, 7-6. Huron sophomore Angie Zhou lost 7-5, 4-6, 2-6 at one singles; freshman Kamie Mueller lost at three singles and senior Sylvia Geiger lost at four singles.
The Huron doubles players are Jenna Peterson (12), Mihika Thakurta (10), Juan Oh (10), Cindy Liu (10), Caroline Bromberg (12), Brooke Brenner (12), Alex Kukucka (10), and Annabel Yang (10).
The head coach is Zach Elbin. The assistant coaches are Kai-Yee Ho, Wei Zhou, and Kobie Mueller.
The River Rats play at Skyline on Tuesday (April 23).