Hamilton posts shutout win over visiting Wayland

Walt Kaechele

HAMILTON—There is no substitute for experience and the more experienced Hamilton tennis team made short work of the less experienced Wayland team on Wednesday, May 6.
The Hawkeyes only gave up eight games in singles and eight in doubles on their way to an 8-0 shutout win.
Hamilton senior, and number one singles player, Renee Selle was matched against Wayland’s senior number one singles player and had little difficulty with her county opponent defeating her 6-0, 6-1.
Selle is in her second year as the Hawkeyes’ first singles player, and her confidence on the court comes from the experience of playing some of the best tennis players in western Michigan; this sets the tone for the rest of the team.
Junior and Hamilton’s second singles player Maya Voorhorst will be the heir apparent to the job of playing number one next year as will Wayland’s number two player junior Anna Lehmann who dropped this year’s match 6-2, 6-1.
Hamilton, at three and four singles, features two more seniors, Emily Cook and Hannah Lundquist, while Wayland sent junior Nicole Damveld and sophomore Rose Bolliger to the courts to face the more experienced seniors. However in both cases for Wayland, it was not the lack of experience that made the difference but an injury. Both of the Wayland players had to retire following a first-set injury. Damveld left after playing just one game in the first set and Bollinger retired after losing a close first set to Lundquist 6-4, giving Hamilton a sweep of the singles.
The doubles matches were much the same as the singles without the injury problems. Hamilton dominated the play with these results in doubles—#1. Julie Genzink/Tara Genzink (Ha) def. Emily Staple/Bridget Bollone (W) 6-1, 6-1; #2. Katelyn Hoezee/Kelsey Mulvihill (Ha) def. Erin Shelest/Kelsey Ryder (W) 6-0, 6-3; #3. Ashlen Wolfram/Abby Snay (Ha) def. Leanne Groeneveld/Becca Barnhard (W) 6-0, 6-1; #4. Monica Koops/Kaylin DiCesare (Ha) def. Jennie Kerber/Olivia Fox (W) 6-0, 6-2.

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