By Mari Smith
Vicksburg’s Varsity Boy’s Tennis started out their season with three conference wins. Returning Coach Warner Offord and Assistant and JV Coach Bruce Dillon lead the varsity team to a 7-0 win over Dowagiac, 5-3 over Paw Paw, and 8-0 over Plainwell. After those three conference victories, #1 singles player senior Mitchell Wilson, #2 senior Quintin Haring, and #3 junior Kaleb Lewis were undefeated, as was the #4 doubles team of sophomore Daniel Gwin and junior Logan Tassell.
The Bulldogs participated in the Greater Kalamazoo tournament, placing seventh out of 12 participating teams: #3 singles Lewis took a 2nd place finish, as did the #4 doubles team of Gwin and Tassell; #4 singles junior Chase Tyre landed a third place finish as well.
Vicksburg suffered a 2-6 loss on their home court to Allegan, with individual wins being landed by #1 singles Wilson and #3 singles Lewis. They followed with an 8-0 victory over Dowagiac in a conference cross-over match, then travelled to Marshall to score another big 7-1 win . Individual victories at Marshall included singles players #1 Wilson, #2 Haring, #3 Lewis, and #4 Tyre. Doubles team victories included #1 seniors Zac Decker and Alexander Ensing, #2 junior Artem Booth and senior Jenner Wile, and #4 Gwin and Tassell. Rounding out the Bulldog roster for the 2013 season is #3 doubles team of junior Richy Livingston and Westin Seifert.
Vicksburg ended its regular season third in the Eastern Division of the Wolverine Conference, and took fourth at the conference tournament. The Bulldogs completed their 2013 season with an eighth place finish at the Boys’ Regional Tennis Tournament.