Girls JV tennis picks up a 9-1 win against Northview


This past Tuesday, the girls JV tennis team beat the Northview Wildcats 9-1 in a rivalry match. They came into the match off a 7-3 win against West Ottawa, and with this win, are in good shape heading into the rest of the season.

Freshmen Eva VanTil and Josie Cross won a three-set battle, 11-9, in the third set tiebreaker and saved two huge match points. Junior Allie Mairn and sophomore Katy Stevenson started off slow, but despite their slow start being down 1-4, they were able to come back and win the last 11 of 14 games. In the end, they won by a score of 6-4 and 6-3. Finally, freshmen Ayla Thompson and Libby Noonan won in a tightly contested match—filled with aggressive play at the net and some conservative baselining—by a score of 9-7.

Once again, the girls found a way to come out on top. Over the span of the past few weeks, this is starting to become a recurring theme with this group.

“I think getting chemistry figured out is what really helped us get this season going in the right direction from the start,” said Allie.

On Thursday, May 6, the girls will be on the road to take on a difficult Byron Center squad. When it’s all said and done, Byron will most likely end up being one of FHC’s biggest tests this whole season.