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Lowell opens with win over Creston

Lowell’s girls tennis team experienced the full range of emotions in matches against Creston, Kentwood and Forest Hills Northern.

The Red Arrows dominated the Polar Bears, 8-0; lost 6-2 in a competitive match to the Falcons and then were defeated by a deeper, more talented Husky squad (8-0).

“That was a typical Creston match. Most of their players are novices and begin playing tennis at the start of a season,” Lowell tennis coach Bonnie Wall explained. “We won a couple of tough matches against Kentwood but were competitive in just one match against Northern.”

Lowell won all their matches in straight sets against Creston.

Kelly Trapp delivered a strong performance├é┬á in defeating Falcon’s Maria Tran 6-1,6-1.

The Red Arrows’ top doubles team ( Abby Rogalke and Kelsey Wittenbach) came through in a cliff hanger, 7-5, 7-6 (1).

Brynlee Pomper (fourth singles) lost a close match in straight sets 7-6 (3), 7-5.

In the Northern match, the only close one was Trapp who split sets with Caroline Aleck of Northern with a final score of 6-3, 4-6, (10-8).

“Kelly is an outstanding defensive player, but is now adding some strong offense to her game, hitting penetrating approach shots and moving in to net and winning the point with a volley or overhead,” Wall said.