IMLAY CITY — Imlay City claimed one first and a second at the 66th Annual Francis J. Robinson International Memorial Tennis Tournament recently.
Matches were contested August 2-6 at Sanborn Park in Port Huron.
Imlay City’s Griffin Wetzel teamed up with Swartz Creek’s Kole Kozma to win a Boys’ Junior Doubles title.
They began tournament action on Thursday, August 3 with a 6-3 victory over Alex Jerome and Lincoln Kreger. That was followed by a 6-2 triumph against Conor Heimbach and Yianni Kasparian and a 2-6 loss to Alexander and Nicholas Markovic.
Three days later, Wetzel and Kozma faced the Markovics again. This time they spotted their opponents a 3-0 first set lead, only to battle back for a 6-3, 6-0 win.
Imlay City’s Hannah Sapp and Maggie Muehleisen supplied the next best Tri-City Area finish, registering a second in Girls’ Junior Doubles play.
Sapp and Muehleisen started things off on Thursday, August 3 with a 6-2 win against Krysta Basic and Karleigh Uren. That was followed by a 6-5 victory over Ava Cousin and Emma Shafer and a 5-6 loss to Maci Knott and Hannah Maynard.
Those outcomes placed them in a Sunday, August 6 championship clash where Knott and Maynard provided their opposition. That battle drew to close with their opponents up by a 6-3, 0-6, (13-11 tiebreaker) score.
Wetzel also tested his court skills in the Junior Singles competition, running into a tough draw there.
He opened tournament action on Wednesday, August 2 with a 2-6 loss to Hunter Christopher. Wetzel then dropped a 4-6 verdict to Joseph Wroblewski and fell 2-6 to Matthew Wood.
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.