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September 26, 2013
The Grosse Pointe North boys’ tennis team is peaking at the perfect time.

The host Norsemen blanked Grosse Ile 8-0 last week as all eight flights won their matches in straight sets.

“The guys are playing with more confidence after getting off to a slow start,” head coach John VanAlst said. “I like the way we are playing with regionals around the corner.”

In singles matches, Jacob Zacharias won 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1, and Matt Kain won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2.

At No. 3, Max Stalling won 6-2, 6-3, and Tyler Scoggin rounded out the singles matches with a 6-2, 6-0 victory.

Connor Olzem and Nick Cusmano won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, followed by a 6-2, 6-4 victory by Josh Champney and Mitch Zacharias at No. 2 doubles.

Zack Josefiak and Tom Rafaill had an easy time in their 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles, and the duo of Andrew Delas and Ben Zacharias won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 4 doubles.

In other action last week, Jacob Zacharias won an impressive three-set match to gain the Norsemen’s lone point in a 7-1 loss to highly ranked Birmingham Seaholm.

“Jacob really played well and won a nice match against a very good opponent,” VanAlst said.

North also played a Macomb Area Conference Red Division match against Port Huron Northern and tied 4-4.

Kain won his singles match, and the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 doubles squads were victorious as North stands 1-1-1 in the MAC Red Division and 2-3-1 overall.

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