ALMONT — The Almont boys’ tennis team opened their 2019 campaign with a two-way tie for third place at a quad last Saturday.
Michigan State University, in East Lansing, served as the tournament venue.

Almont’s Thomas Manko returns a shot during a match last season.

Whitehall’s 15-point point total paced the field assembled. Lansing Catholic occupied second, thanks to an output of 13 points. Almont and Lansing Christian shared third, thanks to matching totals of 10 points.
Sam Bussone (second singles) and Ethan Marcola (third singles) headlined for Almont. They won their respective flights.
Thomas Manko also enjoyed a successful day for Almont out on the court. Manko wound up second pitted against first singles adversaries.
Almont also received thirds courtesy of Paul Biolchini and Gary Gerlach (second doubles) as well as Jacob Korte and Blake Campbell (fourth doubles).

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.