Titans tennis season comes to a close

Kevin Lucas

The Anderson Titans did not have the best time at the Downriver League meet earlier this month, scoring just two points and finishing in sixth place.

The meet was won by Woodhaven with 15 points, but by virtue of  its second-place league-meet finish, Carlson won the outright league championship.

The No. 2 doubles team of John Denou and Brendan Steiuchan did all the scoring for the Titans.

But the Anderson squad redeemed itself at districts by battling into the finals before falling to Downriver League champ Carlson by a 7-1 count.

The only match the Titans won in the final was a big one — No. 1 singles — as Dylan Faber knocked off Carlson’s Neal Jatarman, 6-1, 6-3.

The Titans reached the finals by beating Carleton Airport 6-2.

Winning in that match were Demou at No. 2 singles and Luke Piscatelli at No.4. 

The Titans swept the doubles action. Kevin Lucas and Andrew Parkham won at No. 1, Andrew Calhoun and Zach Koerber won at No. 2, Nolan Pesci and Jacob Garner won at No.3 and Josh Craig and Josh Wright won at No. 4.

By winning the district title, Carflson qualified for the state finals in Midland. The stay there was short for the league champs as the Marauders fell 8-0 to Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central. Forest Hills went on to reach the semifinals before falling to Mattawan, which lost 7-1 to state champion Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern.

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