NEW BUFFALO — Members of the New Buffalo/Bridgman co-op high school boys tennis team has taken the court in a fall sports season that so far consists of just their sport and cross country.
Coach Amy Ingle said the 2020 squad does not have any athletes from Lake Michigan Catholic (two of last season’s non-senior starters were from LMC) because that school is not having fall sports.
With two matches played (and a Sept. 2 visit to Brandywine scheduled), the lineup included New Buffalo HIgh School senior Chase Strother at No. 1 singles; Bridgman HIgh School junior Trevor Mulick at No. 2 singles; BHS junior Ellie Kroeze at No. 3 singles; and several players in the mix at No. 4 singles (it was BHS junior Brock Jones on Aug. 26); the No. 1 doubles team of Adam Knigga and Angelo Ciccarelli (a senior and a sophomore at NBHS); and othe players including Matt DeMeulenaere, Will Ott, Wes Barnes, Dylan Miller, Alex Thompson, Tyler Allwood, Brady Roberts and Tyler Schmidtke in the mix.
Ott, Schmidtke and Roberts had originally gone out for football before that sport’s season was pushed back to next spring.Ingle said one of the team’s doubles players, Trey Heyn, is out with an injury and his status was uncertain as of Aug. 27.
On Aug. 26 the team hosted South Haven in a match that ended up tied 4-4.
• Singles — No. 1 - Chase Strother, New Buffalo/Bridgman, defeated Eddie Solis, , South Haven, 6-0 , 6-1; No. 2 - Garrett Smith, South Haven, defeated Trevor Mulick, New Buffalo/Bridgman, 6-2 , 6-4; No. 3 - Kalen O’Sullivan, South Haven, defeated Ellie Kroeze, New Buffalo/Bridgman, 7-5, 3-6, 10-4; No. 4 - Linus Resek, South Haven, defeated Brock Jones, New Buffalo/Bridgman, 6-1 , 6-0.
• Doubles — No. 1 - Adam Knigga and Angelo Ciccarelli, New Buffalo/Bridgman, defeated Ethan Cole and Alex Patel, South Haven 6-3 , 6-3; No. 2 - Lars Larson and Jina Patel, South Haven, defeated Matt DeMeulenaere and Will Ott, New Buffalo/Bridgman, 6-4 , 6-1; No. 3 - Wes Barnes and Dylan Miller, New Buffalo/Bridgman, won by default; No. 4 - Brady Roberts and Alex Thompson, New Buffalo/Bridgman, won by default.