NILES — Trey Heyn of the Bridgman-New Buffalo-Lake Michigan Catholic cooperative boys tennis team qualified for state by placing second at the Oct. 6 regional meet.
Heyn placed second at Number 1 singles at regionals, losing to Paul Cho Berrien Springs in the finals. Trey beat Hillsdale’s Kreyzon Phillipp in the first round 6-0, 6-1, and then beat Colby Borgman of Buchanan in the semi-finals 6-2, 6-0 which qualified him for the state tournament (Number-1 singles players can qualify for state on their own if they take first place or runner up at regionals).
Heyn will next compete at the University of Michigan tennis center in Ann Arbor at the state tournament (play starts Friday morning, Oct. 15).
Bridgman-New Buffalo-Lake Michigan Catholic number-two singles player Noah Siglow also placed second at regionals, losing in a third set to Payton Anderson of Berrien Springs in the finals. He beat Hillsdale’s Soren Gambill in the first round 6-0, 6-1, and then topped Dylan Butters of Bronson in the semifinals 6-4 6-4.
Also competing for Bridgman-New Buffalo-Lake Michigan Catholic at regionals were: Trevor Mulick (3 singles); Ellie Kroeze (4 singles); Number-one doubles – Matt DeMeulenaere and Angelo Ciccarelli ; Two doubles – Alex Thompson and Wes Barnes; Three doubles – Dylan Miller and Brock Jones; Four doubles – Richard Mabry and Kanha Patel.
Team results at the Regional tourney follow: 1. Berrien Springs (24 points); 2. Brandywine (10); 3. NB/Bridgman/LMC (7); 4. Buchanan (3); 5. Bronson (2).