April 24, 2013 - The Lady Wolves needed just one more win to beat Seaholm and sophomore Katie Hubregsen served it.
Jordan Stuart serves the ball to Seaholm. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)
She beat her opponent 6-1, 6-4 in Singles #4 court, putting the Clarkston Girls Tennis team to 5-4 in the score.
"Katie won it handedly," said Becky Freeman, head coach. "She was in control and very confident. I knew we had the win based on the way she was playing. If she had not been as tough it would have been a different outcome."
Also winning in their respective singles court were Lexi Baylis (6-3, 6-2), Isabella Spindler (6-0, 6-0) and Dana Olsen (6-1, 6-4).
For team of Paige and Alex Whall won Doubles #1 (6-1, 3-6, 6-3)
"It was tight," said Freeman. "It was real competitive. It was exciting and I was very proud of the girls. Lexi had a really good competitor she played against. She is a very good player. Lexi took care of business very handedly. For, Isabella all of her matches so far she has won 0 and 0 – she is not opening the door at all."
The Lady Wolves followed it with a 9-0 win over Rochester Adams.
"They are new to the OAA Red this year," Freeman added. "It is a new beast being in the OAA Red. They did a nice job even though the scores don't reflect it. They are a good building team in this division."
For singles, Baylis won her match 6-2, 6-1; Spindler, 6-0, 6-1; Dana, 6-1, 7-5; and Hubregsen, 6-1, 6-1.
For doubles,Whall and Paige won 6-0, 6-1; Jordan Stuart and Monique Zentner, 6-2, 6-2; Mackenzie Bedor and Amy Brozovich, 6-3, 6-4; Caitlin McCaghy and Mackenzie Sowers, 6-0, 6-0; and Kendra Mantz and Olivia Baylis, 4-6, 6-2, 10-7.
"Now that the rest of the doubles won, it gives them more confidence," Freeman added. "It gives them that little bit of swagger moving forward to grow on what they just did."
The team fought the cold to win the Pioneer Invite on Saturday by beating Pioneer, Novi and Troy. Baylis, Spindler, Hubregsen, Dana, Paige and Whall won three of their matches and the team of McCaghy and Sowers won two matches.
Freeman added despite rainy and cold conditions, they have been lucky and have practiced a few times at Deer Lake Athletic Club with the generosity of the Clarkston Athletic Boosters.
"It helps immensely," she said.
The Lady Wolves opened the week against Troy. They head to Cranbrook on Wednesday and head south for the Ann Arbor Invite on Saturday.
Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.