Imlay City’s Emma Keeping looks to return a shot at states.

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City girls’ tennis team managed two points, good for a three-way tie for 21st with Grosse Pointe Woods, University Liggett and Frankenmuth at the Division 4 state finals.

Kalamazoo hosted the two-day tournament which was contested last Friday and Saturday.

Ann Arbor Greenhills (37 points) won the team title. Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard (20 points), Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart (17), Traverse City St. Francis 16), Grand Rapids West Catholic and Grand Rapids Catholic Central (15 each), Wixom St. Catherine (14), Grand Rapids Northpointe Christian (13), Niles Brandywine (12) and Jackson Lumen Christi (11) rounded out the top-ten schools.

Sixth-seeded Emma Keeping, Imlay City’s lone entrant, opened first singles play with a 6-1, 6-4 win against Frankenmuth’s Avery Rittmueller.

Keeping then improved to 2-0 with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Grand Rapids West Catholic’s Kayla Bouwhuis.

That placed her in the quarterfinals where Jackson Lumen Christi’s Maggie Page, the third seed, provided her opposition. It was there Page moved on with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph.

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.