Alex Wittkop and Lakeshore Academy teammate Jori Henderson show off their Sportsmanship Awards.

Allegan’s Wittkop receives sportsmanship award

By: 
Jason Wesseldyk

The fact that Alex Wittkop was named the recipient of the 18-and-Under Sportsmanship Award at the West Michigan Tennis Association District Junior Team Tennis Qualifier wasn’t a big surprise.
The team with which he won it was.
Wittkop, a senior-to-be at Allegan High School, claimed the award as a member of the Lakeshore Academy from the Grand Haven area.
So what prompted Wittkop to compete for Lakeshore Academy rather than Allegan? Circumstances.
During the regular season, Wittkop played for the Allegan 18-and-Under team, posting a team-best 5-1 record to lead the squad to a second-place finish.
But due to schedule conflicts, the Allegan team was unable to compete in the District Qualifier.
Thus began a quest to find another team.
 

For full story, pick up a copy of the July 31 issue of The Allegan County News or subscribe to the e-edition.

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