Tiger Netters Place Second In Opener
By N3 Sports Staff
The Grant Tiger's tennis team opened up the 2016 season at Portland on Wednesday finishing in 2nd place with 11 points, behind...
...freshman Karlton Zerlaut at #1 Singles and senior Shayne Gardner at #2 Singles winning 1st place medals.
Grant's 1,2, and 3 doubles were runner-up at their flights. The senior duo of Nick Horrisberger and Mason Ferguson played#1 Doubles, senior Christian Ledezma and sophomore David Jaimes competed at #2 and another senior sophomore combination of Andrew Strong and Dominick Brock handled #3 duties.
“The tournament was very competitive with multiple 3 set matches and returning state finalists,” said Tiger Head Coach Scott Zerlaut.
"I was really pleased with the guy's performance today." he added. "All 3 of the teams here are state qualifying programs so for us to finish in 2nd and get multiple medals was great."
"We have 7 seniors, so we have some returning experience. Even though we have guys playing in new spots and with new doubles partners. The team's expectations are high for this season and are looking to qualify for the state tournament for the first time in Grant's tennis history."
Parma Western took first in the remaining 6 flights, to win the tournament with 21 points. Ludington 10 and Portland 6.