Girls varsity tennis rounds out a week of ups and downs

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For FHC’s girls varsity tennis team, the conference schedule kicked off against powerhouse schools like East Grand Rapids and Forest Hills Northern. This past week, the Rangers faced off against Greenville and East Grand Rapids. Although these are two very different teams, the Rangers kept the same mindset in both matches.

Against Greenville, the team performed very well, only losing two games collectively throughout nine matches. With senior Libby Moog out, sophomore Saniya Mishra stepped up to play one singles and ended up sweeping her opponent. Although the team win wasn’t flawless, it was good practice for the upcoming challenge. 

“It was a nice match to have before the match against East Grand Rapids,” captain Brooke Kushak stated. “Being able to play a match against someone that isn’t on your team is always good practice.”

With the easier of the two matches out of the way, the team then had to take on East Grand Rapids. In the return of senior captain and first singles player Libby Moog, the Rangers played their hearts out but fell 7-1 to the Pioneers.

“I was itching to be back out on the court,” Libby said. “I’m hoping to stay healthy for the rest of the season; I don’t want last season to repeat.”

While the team did lose, sophomore Lily Ohlman again proved why she is a premier second singles player in the state, winning both of her matches 6-1.

The Rangers’ next match will be at home against Northview on Monday, May 2, at 4:15 PM.