ALMONT — Almont junior Sam Bussone netted an appearance on the Division 4 All-State boys’ tennis lineup which was announced recently.

Bussone, an All-Blue Water Area Conference selection, ended the 2020 campaign with a 19-6 overall mark.

Almont’s Sam Bussone returns a shot during a match this fall.

He also participated at the Division 4 tennis number singles finals this fall.

There he was seeded seventh and bowed out with a 0-6, 2-6 quarterfinal loss to Grand Rapids West Catholic’s Andrew Solarewicz, the second seed.

Solarewicz would go on from there to earn the distinction of flight runnerup.

Bussone is joined on the squad by:

First team- Anthony Wright, Comstock Park; Andrew Frost, Grand Rapids Catholic Central; Andrew Solarewicz, Grand Rapids West Catholic; Ryan Brook, Hudsonville Unity Christian; Malachi Yaffey, Northpointe Christian; Charlie Schmude, Traverse City St. Francis; and William Cooksey, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett.

Honorable mention- Kaden Dykstra, Hudsonville Unity Christian; Jack Ford, Hackett Catholic; Andrew Varner, Lumen Christi; Matthew Mogle, Lumen Christi; Brennan McManus, North Muskegon; Cole Bennett, Notre Dame Prep; Kadin Kinloch, Notre Dame Prep; Tristan Bonanni, Traverse City St. Francis; Sebastian Courtright; University Liggett; and Ashton Trnka, Whitehall.

First team- Ben Bridenstone and Rhodes Conroy, Hackett Catholic; Chase Berends and Sam Bradley, Northpointe Christian; Joshua Blount and Travers Koory, Northpointe Christian; Cody Richards and Ben Schmude, Traverse City St. Francis; Jack Britten and Anthony Spranger, Traverse City St. Francis; Tarun Jarial and Tommy Ugval, University Liggett; plus Christian Smolen and Ryan Findorff, Whitehall.

Honorable mention- Owen Bomay and Nathan Sanders, Big Rapids; Charlie Harrold and Method Hagan, Flint Powers; Caleb Koster and Andrew McCall, Grand Rapids Catholic Central; Thomas Grile and Michael Lomonoco, Grand Rapids Catholic Central; Diego Krepps and Payton Swinehart, Grant; Brendan Bremer and Jack Christian, Hudsonville Unity Christian; Michah Riddering and Jake McNamara, Hudsonville Unity Christian; plus Cole Clifford and Jake Melnick, Jackson Lumen Christi.

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.