Boys varsity tennis grabs a pair of 8-0 sweeps over Greenville and Lowell


It’s quite rare for a high school tennis team to shut out an opponent completely. The back-and-forth nature of the sport creates an opportunity for both sides to enjoy success, although a clean sweep of two schools in one day is nearly unheard of. For FHC against Greenville and Lowell, though, it was no problem. 

The boys varsity tennis team is certainly no stranger to all types of competition. After handling top-tier schools such as Seaholm and Grosse Pointe last weekend, the Rangers showed exactly why they sit near the top of the OK White Conference.

This time around for FHC, it wouldn’t take any clutch plays or heroics to get the job done. Matching up with a duo of inferior squads in Greenville and Lowell, the Rangers put their talent on display to a large extent. In fact, the boys seemed determined to establish their utter dominance. The night ended with W’s all the way up and down the scoring column as FHC cruised to a pair of 8-0 victories over the Red Arrows and Yellow Jackets. The surplus of talent across the board contributed heavily towards the Rangers imposing their will for the duration of the match.

“The entire team is very talented,” senior captain Cully Herbert said. “Hopefully this match is an example of how the rest of the season will go.”

FHC’s sheer domination against Greenville and Lowell is a reflection of how the team carries itself day in and day out. Although the results show up on match day, the behind-the-scenes preparation through practice and offseason training has proved to be a huge factor for FHC this season.

“We are looking to improve every day as we move through the season,” head coach Dan Bolhouse said. “We work on areas we need to improve at practices and implement these improvements in matches.”

The boys have a huge weekend ahead of them. Following a matchup with Groves High School on Friday, September 10th, FHC makes the trip out to Detroit for the Grosse Pointe Invite the following day. This slate of matches will battle-test the Rangers as they look ahead to the postseason next month.

“My goal is to have us playing our best tennis at the end of each season,” coach Bolhouse said.