Owen Viane, of Almont, returns a shot during a match earlier this season.

TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont and Imlay City boys’ tennis squads took fourth and a two-way tie for seventh, respectively, at a Division 4 regional hosted by Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett last Wednesday.

Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett (32 points), Armada (21) and Sandusky (16) occupied places one through three at day’s end.

Those three schools continue their respective postseason paths this Friday and Saturday at the Division 4 state finals in Kalamazoo.

Six other teams battled it out for regional honors. Their ranks consisted of Almont (11 points), Yale and Clawson (four each), Imlay City and Marine City (three apiece) along with Richmond (one).

Clay Roszczewski (second singles), John Hall (fourth singles), Owen Viaene and Markie Schlanderer (first doubles), Hunter Vallus and William Kasper (second doubles) plus Cooper Schapman and Troy Pape (third doubles) led Almont with two points each.

Nolan Roszczewski (third singles) added one point to Almont’s cause.

Tyler Pries (third singles) paced Imlay City with two points. Carsan Milovich and Caleb McLain (fourth doubles) registered the lone Spartan point.

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.