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CS Tennis Wins big against two OK Bronze teams

Jared Liggett, #1 doubles, goes for the ball in a home match against Greenville.

Jared Liggett, #1 doubles, goes for the ball in a home match against Greenville.

The Cedar Springs varsity boys tennis team continued their season with three separate matches last week. On Monday, September 14, the Red Hawks traveled to Lamar Park for a match against Wyoming Park that resulted in a 7-1 win for the team. All flights won their matches except for #4 singles Austin Nielsen, who is out with an injury.

On Wednesday, September 16, the Red Hawks played a home match with Greenville that resulted in a 5-3 win for the team. Number 1 singles Blake Fisk, #2 singles Karsen Dingman, #3 singles Drew French, #1 doubles Jared Liggett & Dylan Kolasa and #2 doubles Ethan Brown & Nick Hibbs all had wins against Greenville.

The next day the boys were back in action when they traveled to Sparta for a match that began with a change in their line-up due to two players out for illness and injury.  Number 1 doubles Jared Liggett & Dylan Kolasa were moved to singles and all doubles teams moved up a spot. The Red Hawks played their best at new positions but lost 2-6.

Dylan Kolasa, part of the #1 doubles team for the Red Hawks, gets ready to return the ball at Wyoming.

Dylan Kolasa, part of the #1 doubles team for the Red Hawks, gets ready to return the ball at Wyoming.

Coach Katie Unsworth was proud of the way the boys handled the line-up change with Sparta and said, “The boys were very busy this week, with their toughest match being against Sparta because of the missing players at #1 and #4 singles. Rather than forfeiting two flights, the team decided that they would slide up and play at the position above them. This was the best match so far of the season! Play was spectacular and every court had a very competitive match! Ethan Brown & Nick Hibbs playing at #1 doubles and Tim Shovan & John Baculy playing at #2 doubles came away with wins. Dylan Kolasa rocked at #3 singles, losing in an incredible third set tie breaker (6-1, 1-6, 6-8). Jared Liggett made his #4 singles competitor work extremely hard for his win (4-6, 4-6) and #3 doubles team, Dane Conely and Alex Robinson came in with a very respectable score of (2-6, 4-6).”

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Varsity Boys tennis begins new season

Left: junior Alex Robinson Right: freshman Dane Conely

Left: junior Alex Robinson
Right: freshman Dane Conely


The Cedar Springs varsity boy’s tennis team began their new season by traveling to Sparta on August 19, for the Sparta Invitational.

The Red Hawk singles and doubles tennis players competed against Sparta, Coopersville and Fremont, which ended in a third place finish for the team.

This year’s tennis team consists of 12 players and is coached by Katie Unsworth and assistant coach Mike Gariepy. Returning players from last season are seniors Ethan Brown and Blake Fisk; juniors Jon Baculy, Karsen Dingman, Drew French, Dylan Kolasa, Jared Liggett, Austin Nielson, and Tim Shovan; and sophomore Nick Hibbs. New to the team this year is junior Alex Robinson, and freshman Dane Conely.

“We have a very solid team this year and all the boys are playing well,” said Coach Unsworth. “It should be another great season for varsity boys tennis.”

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Cedar Springs tennis team adds another win 

#3 singles Drew French (sophomore) backhands a ball to his FHN opponent.

The Cedar Springs varsity boy’s tennis team started the week out on a positive note when they played a home match against Big Rapids on Monday, September 8 and picked up a 7-1 win. Honorable mention goes to #1 singles player Blake Fisk, who made a valiant effort to make the final score 8-0 by going into a lengthy second set, with his Big Rapids opponent, that ended with a 10-point tie-breaker.

On Thursday, September 11, the team traveled to Forest Hills Northern, where the Red Hawks made a terrific effort to match the skills of a talented FHN team consisting of several seniors, but fell in the end with a 0-8 loss. The Cedar Springs boy’s tennis team is young, and of the 12 Red Hawk players, #2 singles Nick Fennessey is the only senior on the team this year. Coach Katie Unsworth gave the boys good advice after the FHN match by telling them to think about how they played against FHN and use what they learned that day to further improve their playing strategies in upcoming matches.

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