Morgan Hamstra teams with Kara Aardema to comprise the fourth doubles team for Hamilton. (Photo by Lynae Wolfram)

Hamilton cruises to easy victory over Unity Christian

By: 
Leo Martonosi

The Hamilton girls’ tennis team had little difficulty in blanking Hudsonville Unity Christian 8-0 on Monday, April 25.
“We overall played very well,” said Hamilton coach Steve Lubbers.
With her victory, Hamilton’s No. 1 singles player Maya Voorhorst stayed undefeated in the OK Green Conference. And while Lubbers was pleased with that fact, he was happy with the play of his entire team, especially that of his top doubles unit.
“My first doubles team of Ashlen Wolfram and Kayline DiCesare won in a tiebreaker in the third set,” Lubbers said. “That was a very good win for them.”
Wolfram and DiCesare won a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) hard-fought decision from Unity Christian’s Charissa Hasper and Brooklyn Nyeholt.
“They’re now 14-1 for the season,” Lubbers said. “Their only loss was to a very good Grand Rapids Christian team.”
Voorhorst upended Unity’s top netter Catie Luimes, 6-4, 6-1.
“I was very happy with my overall game,” Voorhorst said. “I thought I played pretty well.”
Voorhorst would like to help her teammates reach state later this spring.
“That’s probably the goal of everyone on our team,” she said.
Lubbers had nothing but praise for Voorhorst and the work she’s put into the sport.
“Maya has worked hard to make herself into a very good tennis player,” Lubbers said.
Hamilton also received singles victories from Julie Genzink, Tara Genzink and Abby Snay; Genzink got the best of Jenna Darby, 6-0, 6-3; Genzink disposed of Cassie Steenwyk, 6-0, 6-2; and Snay saddled Laren DeYoung with a 6-0, 6-2 loss.
Winning in doubles for the Hawkeyes besides Wolfram and DiCesare were Audrie Flinsky-Lian Stoel, Haley Tanis-Caitlin Carrol and Morgan Hamstra-Kara Aardema.
“All and all it was a very good day for us,” Lubbers said.
 

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