TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central had a perfect day in its girls tennis season opener on Saturday, winning the Traverse City Indoor Invitational at Grand Traverse Resort.
The Trojans swept all 24 matches on the day, with Taylor Wekstein breezing through three matches without dropping a game at No. 4 singles. At No. 3 doubles, Isabel Lutz and Molly Whiting also managed to win three matches without losing a game.
Saline and Grandville tied for second with nine points. Midland was fourth with six points.
In the other singles matches, Paige Cooley beat Saline 8-0, Grandville 8-2 and Midland 8-0; Kitty Mast beat Midland 8-2, Grandville 8-3 and Saline 8-3; and Christy Druskovich beat Grandville 8-3, Midland 8-3 and Saline 8-0.
The No. 1 doubles team of Elizabeth Pappas and Amelia Pezzetti beat Midland 8-0, Grandville 8-2 and Saline 8-0, the No. 2 team of Devon Dotterrer and Abby Palisin topped Grandville 8-2, Saline 8-0 and Midland 8-0, and the No. 4 team of Caroline Gardner and Aleksa Szunko were victorious over Midland 8-2, Grandville 8-0 and Saline 8-1.
TC ST. FRANCIS SPLITS DOUBLE DUAL: Traverse City St. Francis defeated Ann Arbor Greenhills 7-1 and fell to Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 5-3 in a double dual indoor meet in Ann Arbor.
The Gladiators won all four doubles matches in beating Greenhills. Chloe Lodge and Bailey Chouinard won 10-8, Courtney McCardel and Carlee McCardel overcame an 0-7 deficit to win 10-8, Sarah Stayman and Rosie Wilson won 10-5 and Jenna Tomczak and Jessica Pax won 10-6. In singles, Amanda Bandrowski won 10-0, Natalie Burke won 10-3 and Stephany Richey won 10-6. At No. 4 singles, Alex Middleton fell 0-10.
Against Gabriel Richard, the McCardels won 10-1, Stayman and Wilson won 10-2 and Tomczak and Pax won 10-4. Bandrowski fell 10-6 in a battle of the top two Division 4 singles players in the state, Burke was defeated 10-1, Richey lost 10-5 and Middleton lost 10-5.
NCAA WOMEN’S HOCKEY
CLARKSON WINS TITLE: Shannon MacAulay scored on a breakaway with 4:16 left in the third and it proved to be the difference as Clarkson beat Minnesota in Sunday’s NCAA women’s hockey championship.