IMLAY CITY — Imlay City standout Emma Keeping was named to the Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Association Division 4 All-State tennis lineup recently.
The freshman laid the foundation for the postseason accolades with a successful debut campaign which saw her win a regional title, place second at the Blue Water Area Conference Tournament hosted by Armada; and reach the quarterfinals of the Division 4 state finals in Kalamazoo.
She was joined on the squad by:
First team Singles- Jenny Florea, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard; Vivian Heegan, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard; Dani Rakic-Dennis, Ann Arbor Greenhills; Maddie Morgan, Ann Arbor Greenhills; Shangyang Xia, Ann Arbor Greenhills; Ayva Johnstone, Elk Rapids; Ruth Rabaut, Grand Rapids Catholic Central; Nadia Zerlaut, Grant; Maggie Page, Jackson Lumen Christi; McKenna Pratt, Muskegon Catholic Central; Marilyn Gaston, North Muskegon; Jadyn Koenes, Northpointe Christian; and Mary Chittle, Traverse City St. Francis.
Honorable mention- Eve Jackson, Bloomfield Academy of the Sacred Heart; Fia Lindsay, North Muskegon; Mary-Kate Ansley, Traverse City St. Francis; and Cienna Maristela, Warren Regina.
Doubles First team- Ann Arbor Greehills’ Parini Rao and Sophia Kleer; Ann Arbor Greenhills’ Sophie Chen and Lauren Ye; Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Jade Horcoff and Kayla Nafso; Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Maggie Pulte and Lulu George; Grant’s Jocee Pleune and Ana Ovalle; Muskegon Catholic Central’s Claire LaVigne and Elana LaGuire; North Muskegon’s Ella Tarrant and Anna Toebe; St. Catherine of Siena Academy’s Brenna Cavanaugh and Elizabeth Harris; West Catholic’s Brooke Tietz and Alivia Mott; West Catholic’s Renee St. Andre and Avery Orman; plus St. Catherine of Siena Academy’s Katie Grewe and Julia Ivezaj.
Honorable mention- Bloomfield Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Alana Hindo; Brandywine’s Abbie Hubbard and Chloe Sidenbender; Frankenmuth’s Katie Hetzner and Sarah Hauck; Grand Rapids Northpointe’s Heidi Brandt and Olivia Rhoda; plus Traverse City St. Francis’ Lily Lurvey and Caroline Knox.
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.