The Best Seeds are held on the first day of the State Tennis Finals

On the first day of the Class A state tennis tournament Thursday in Kalamazoo, the top seed held the serve.

In the No. 1 singles, top seed Rhys Miller of the Ann Arbor Pioneer defeated Clarkston’s Leah Gees 6-2, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 over Stony Creek’s Isabella Barreto. 2 seed Gina Redmill of Rochester Adams defeated Anna Kenny of Rockford and Anna Bickerstuth of Bloomfield Hills in straight sets. 3 seed Nicole Foo of Rochester Adams beat Haley Chenfang of Troy 6-1, 6-3, then beat Alison Liu of Novi 7-6 (6) 6-3. No. 4 seed Sienna Osborne scored a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Daniela Richardson of Kalamazoo Central, then reached the semi-finals with a hypothetical victory over Kavitha Gouda of Troy Athens.

In second, one of the top four rankings saw a loss as No. 3 seed Reagan Tomina of Bloomfield Hills fell to Lily Van Hau of Port Huron Northern 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Van Hau also won 6-0, 6-0 over Sophie Dubovoy Saline. Meanwhile, top seed Elsie Van Weren reached the semi-finals after losing one in two matches, defeating Daniel Leipster of Holland West Ottawa and Alexis Smith of Traverse City Central. Second seed Laura Leite of Midland Dow scored a 6-1 6-1 victory over Claire Buck of Stony Creek and a 6-1 6-2 victory over Sean Felstrom of Rockford. No. 4 seed Amrita Yeti from Troy posted back-to-back wins over Novi’s Deep Saha and Ann Arbor Skyline’s Maddie Slade.

In third place, Mia Goldstein of the Ann Arbor Pioneer beat Annika Kenra of Novi and Chase Janapet of Romeo, 6-0, 6-0. Midland Dow’s Claire Early reached the semi-finals with straight sets victory over Rachel Herrington of Troy Athens and Addison Leon of Port Huron Northern. Clarkston’s No. 3 seed Abby Labbett needed a third set to beat Troy’s Hannah Lee 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 before beating Northville’s Lauren Agusta 6-2, 6-0. She will face Grace Chaya of Bloomfield Hills, who won 6-0, 6-0 over Grand Blanc’s Tory Seibel, 6-3, 6-0 over Chloe Duckworth of the Netherlands and West Ottawa.

The number four singles seed, Brigitte Kelly, qualified for the semi-finals thanks to her back-to-back 6-0, 6-0 victory over Grace Gaol of Holland West Ottawa and Riley Johnson of Grand Blanc. She will face fourth-seeded Natasha Bauer of Romeo, who won 6-1, 6-1 over Laya Manjibody of Northville and a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Shryana Keita of Troy. The semi-final match on the other side of the No. 4 singles class will see second seed Julia Youssef of Bloomfield Hills and third seed Katharina Fisher of Clarkston. Youssef scored consecutive victories over Kylie Evanson of Saline and Amara McKim of Port Huron Northern. Fisher defeated Emma Nightmares of Stony Creek and Haruka Ishibashi of Novi Creek.

One position where the seed didn’t fully hold was the No. 1 doubles as No. 5 seed Aisha Medha and Mallory Matthews of the Midland Dow posted a 6-2 6-3 victory over Brock Nicholson and Stephanie Zarror of Utica Eisenhower. .4 seeds.

Medha and Matthews survived a close call in the first set of their opening game before ripping out 7-5, 6-1 on Erica Goins and Megan Hurdoisa of Northville.

Meanwhile, second-seeded Ashley Cappelli and Juliana Pauline of the Ann Arbor Pioneer came in straight sets beating Kaitlyn Meyer, Madeleine Murid of West Ottawa, Trista Amell and Avery Coe of Romeo. 3 seed Grace Chu and Stephanie Ochoa of Troy beat Lauren Silinsky of Clarkston, Kate Kitzler, Mandira Sardar and Alice Chen of Novi in ​​straight sets. Top seed Daniel Herb and Carly Bernard of Bloomfield Hills lost a total of four games in victories over Katie Folger of Stony Creek, Katie Biglin, Hudsonville’s Taylor Neiderfeld and Alyssa Barman.

The other No. 5 seed reached the semi-finals in the No. 3 doubles, with Sona Manoukian and Alicia Zorzan of Northville winning a pair of matches in straight sets, including a 6-4, 6-1 victory over No. 4 seed Grace Chaco and Abe Parivakam of Novi . They face top seed Erin Stern and Grace Bickersteth of Bloomfield Hills in the semi-finals after the duo beat Isabella Somers of Ann Arbor Skyline and Lauren Lee, Stony Creek Melina Jojewski and Gemma Rea.

2 seed Varsha Penumali and Brisha Aksapo of Troy advanced in straight sets, but that included a 7-5, 6-2 third-round win over Warren Walker and Sophia Hagerti of Traverse City Central. 3 seed Eleanor Vogel and Aditi Janesan of Pioneer qualified in straight sets, defeating Kendall Woodward of Clarkston, Abby Finnerti, Sofia Gistiada and Emilia Engala of Midland Dow.

In second place in the doubles, top seed Noah Goldstein and Natalie Raab of Bloomfield Hills lost a total of three matches in victories over Rhea Achouri of Grand Blanc, Dia Kanwar, Amanda Galicia of Utica Eisenhower and Miranda Smith. 4 seed Kelly Lennart and Camryn Dumas of Holland West Ottawa skipped the close second set to defeat Port Huron Northern and Ashlyn Kenny 6-2, 7-5, then beat Mackenzie de Young of Northville and Tala Shatara in straight sets. .

3 seed Nika Tanako and Sophie Chung of Troy were pushed to the limit in two matches, but they beat Eugene Chung and Avni Kenra of Novi 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 and Traverse City Central’s Natalie Bordeaux and Carly Gallister. 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

2 seed Mia Berens and Pioneer’s Natalie Joe took a straight set of wins over Clarkston’s Zoe Paxton, Maddie Jorn, Ava Hovey and Peyton Donovan of Stoney Creek.

In doubles No. 4, top seed Theo and Michael Pike of Troy took straight sets over Aidan Dietz of Ann Arrube Skyline, Lucy Stewie, Sam Galley and Abigail Walker of Clarkston. 4 seed Chloe Warren and Arella Ho of Ann Arbor Pioneer earned straight sets over Midland Dow’s Olivia Cross and Rachel Erdmann, but needed a third set to beat Sofia Duber and Kennedy Griffith of Northville 6-1, 1-6, 6-1. No. 3 seed Ariana Kenra and Chiharu Kobayashi of Novi beat Anna Wilkins of Ann Arbor Huron, Rumi Za, Rachel Kennedy of Holland West Ottawa and Jessica Zhang. Bloomfield Hills number two Colin Bittengel and Ellie Alberts beat Katherine Feller and Kylie Warner of Saline, and Zoe Gallan and Audrey Parker of Traverse City Central.

The Division 1 game will conclude on Friday. You’ll start playing Sections 2, 3 and 4 on Friday and Saturday.