Imlay City’s Emma Kent gets ready to return a shot during her second singles match with Flint Kearsley last week.

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City girls’ tennis squad opened their 2022 campaign with a 6-2 setback to visiting Flint Kearsley on Tuesday, March 22.

In individual action, Hannah Sapp notched a 6-3, 6-2 top flight win against Molly Gunn at first singles; Emma Kent pulled out a 6-3, 4-6, 11-9 second flight victory over April Clark; and Elizabeth Lauwers fell 1-6, 1-6 to Aizya Sorensen at third singles.

Flint Kearsley’s Jessica Brulla took the fourth singles flight by default.

As far as doubles play was concerned, Drew Wetzel and Lily Makedonsky dropped a 0-6, 1-6 verdict to Emily Schanick and Victoria Griffith at first doubles; Rachel Lauwers and Maggie Muehleisen incurred a 0-6, 1-6 second flight setback; Vivian Graver and Karter Wetzel absorbed a 2-6, 0-6 setback to Allyson Palka and Allysa Boven at third doubles; plus Ginger Gottler and Winter Muxlow wound up with a 0-6, 2-6 fourth flight loss to Avery Roberts and Kylee Pake.

Kevin Kissane

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.