By David Troppens
The Holly varsity girls tennis team’s Flint Metro League championship season recently ended at the Division 2 state meet held at the Midland Tennis Center.
The Bronchos finished in a tie for 15th with one point in the 24-team field.
Holly’s sole victory at the tournament came at No. 3 doubles where the team of Claire Bednarczyk and Makenna McGee earned a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Southgate Anderson’s Alexis Pomponio and Mirysa Thacker. However, the victory placed the Holly flight against the No. 1 seeded squad from Birmingham Groves, resulting in a 6-0, 6-1 loss in the next round.
The Bronchos had a couple of other close matches. The Bronchos’ No. 1 doubles team of Paige Weeder and Kendall Stilwell lost a tight 7-6(3), 6-2 verdict against Trenton’s doubles team.
Holly’s No. 3 singles player Lauren Lesch had to face the fifth-seeded player Meredith Olzem in her first match. Lesch gave the Grosse Pointe North athlete a decent battle before losing a 6-2, 6-4 match.
Other Holly athletes at the state meet were Reagan Murton at No. 1 singles, Mary Grace McAninch at No. 2 singles, Stella Fairless at No. 4 singles, Bella Smith and Kaitlyn Allison at No. 2 doubles, and Avery Lesch and Anniliese Thisse at No. 4 doubles.