Boys Varsity Tennis
Game Summaries & Headlines.
Lakeview Boys’ Varsity Tennis Team earns 9th Place Tie Finish in the
2018 MHSAA State Division II State Tennis Tournament
The Lakeview Boys’ Varsity Tennis Team continued their excellent season by finishing tied for 9th place out of 26 teams in the MHSAA Division II State Tennis Tournament on October 19th and 20th. The Spartans finished with 10 points in the tournament.
The Spartans earned two point victories from #1 Singles Jai Banerji, #2 Singles Cole Henkel, #3 Singles Cole Einhardt, and #4 Singles Vikram Strander. The Spartans earned one point victories from #1 Doubles James Hager/Jacob Van Dis and #3 Doubles John Avery/Connor Miller.
The players and their results from the State Tournament:
#1 Singles Jai Banerji defeated Jonas Evers/Port Huron 6-2, 6-2 and then lost to Gabe Liss/Birmingham Groves 7-6(1), 6-2. #2 Singles Cole defeated Garrett Vanglider/Holly 6-2, 6-3 and then lost to Gabe Vadinas/Birmingham Groves 6-1, 6-1. #3 Singles Cole Einhardt defeated Jared Slezinger/Gibraltar Carlson 6-2, 6-1 and then lost to Sakeeth Kamaraju/Midland Dow 6-1, 6-1. #4 Singles Vikram Strander defeated Ryan O’conner/Traverse City Central 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 and then lost to Rohan Shah/Okemos 6-0, 6-0. #1 Doubles James Hager/Jacob Van Dis defeated Max Mulka/Ben Graatsch/Auburn Hills Avondale 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 and then lost to Chase Berden/James Turner/Traverse City Central 6-1, 6-1. #2 Doubles Kooper Etheride/Adam Schrader lost to Josh Hash/Cal Raymond/Galbraltar Carlson 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. #3 Doubles John Avery/Connor Miller defeated Kevin Kim/Steve Hu/Midland Dow 6-1, 6-3 and then lost to Max Levistky/Cameron Lee/Birmingham Seaholm 6-1, 6-0. #4 Doubles Brenden Barnes/Sohom Desai lost to Owen Thamban/Walker Sjolin/Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 6-2, 6-2.
The Spartan Varsity Tennis Team consisted of the following players and their year in school.
1 Singles: Jai Banerji 12
2 Singles: Cole Henkel 11
3 Singles: Cole Einhardt 10
4 Singles: Vikram Strander 11
1 Doubles: James Hager 10/Jacob Van Dis 11
2 Doubles: Kooper Etheridge 9/Adam Schrader 12
3 Doubles: John Avery 12/Connor Miller 10
4 Doubles: Brenden Barnes 12/Soham Desai 11
Coach Jeff Van Dis Quotes: Our team had a very special year. I couldn’t be more proud of this group of student/athletes. We really jelled as a team and supported each other throughout the year, and I think that made a big difference in many of our successes. The players set goals with high expectations this year and worked very hard to accomplish them. Some of our successes this year included: 15-0-3 dual record, Jenison Quad Champion, Sturgis Invitational Champion, All-City Champions, SMAC Tournament Champions, SMAC East Conference Co-Champions, and Division II – Regional 9 Champion. We were ranked in the top 10 in Division II throughout the year and to finish in the top 10 is a tremendous accomplishment for our players.”
Website with all results: https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/BTN/2018Finals/D2.pdf