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Mona Shores’ boys tennis team wins third straight city tournament title

Sailors sophomore Drew Hackney wins second-straight GMAA title at No. 1 singles.

Photos by Zach Zweigle | CatchMark

Mona Shores’ boys tennis team captured a third-straight Greater Muskegon Athletic Association tournament title Saturday, and the Sailors did it in dominating fashion at Fruitport Middle School and Spring Lake High School.

The Sailors won seven of eight flights, led by No. 1 singles player Drew Hackney.

Mona Shores totaled 46 points to win going away. Whitehall was runner-up with 33 points, followed by North Muskegon in third with 30 points.

It was the second-straight individual GMAA title for Hackney, a sophomore, who defeated Whitehall’s Ashton Trnka in the championship match, 6-1, 6-2. Hackney beat North Muskegon’s Troy McManus in the semifinals, 6-0, 6-2.

Mona Shores’ Kayden Hellmann and Victor Powell won flights at No. 2 singles and No. 4 singles, respectively.

Complete team scores and championship match results in each flight can be seen below.

Mona Shores No. 1 singles player Drew Hackney is pictured between matches at the GMAA tennis tournament at Fruitport on Sept. 25, 2021. (Zach Zweigle | CatchMark)

OVERALL TEAM SCORES

Mona Shores 46

Whitehall 33

North Muskegon 30

Reeths-Puffer 26

Western Michigan Christian 23

Fruitport 10

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH RESULTS

Singles:

No. 1 singles: Drew Hackney (Mona Shores) d. Ashton Trnka (Whitehall), 6-0, 6-2

No. 2 singles: Kayden Hellmann (Mona Shores) d. Western Michigan Christian (no player listed, score not available)

No. 3 singles: Ethan Koman (North Muskegon) d. Rob Hentschel (Whitehall), 6-1, 6-3

No. 4 singles: Victor Powell (Mona Shores) d. Luke Hall (North Muskegon), 6-2, 7-6 (2)

Doubles:

No. 1 doubles: Collin Khatir & Lydia Sowles (Mona Shores) d. Samuel Cole & Isaac VanAmberg (Whitehall), 6-3, 7-5

No. 2 doubles: Luke Uptigrove & Bobby Wasserman (Mona Shores) d. Kaden Malotke & Zade Rogers (Reeths-Puffer), 6-3, 6-3

No. 3 doubles: Sam Uptigrove & Tommy Stewart (Mona Shores) d. Trent VanDam & Quinn Alderink (Reeths-Puffer), 6-0, 6-0

No. 4 doubles: Liam Gossett & Josiah Bement (Mona Shores) d. Patrick Cole & Jonathan Hall (Whitehall), 6-2, 6-2

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