September 04, 2014The Grosse Pointe North boys' tennis team is off to a nice start under head coach John VanAlst.
The Norsemen won their tournament Aug. 25, winning 5-of-8 flights.
"All-in-all, the team is coming together to be quite a talented and young team," VanAlst said. "The results this past week have been a pleasant surprise to me.
"The win in our tournament was a result of the hard work each player had put in preparing for the demanding schedule for GPN this year."
In singles, Jack Williams won the No. 2 flight with a perfect 3-0 mark, as did Tyler Scoggin at the No. 3 flight. Max Stallings and Blake Graham finished with 2-1 records at No. 1 and No. 4 singles, respectively.
Nick Cusmano and Mitchell Zacharias won the No. 1 doubles flight, going 3-0, and the Norsemen's No. 2 doubles squad of Andrew Delas and Ben Zacharias followed suit, cruising to a 3-0 mark to win the flight.
Nick Lucchese and Adam Berry won the fifth flight for the Norsemen, taking a perfect 3-0 mark at No. 3 doubles.
The No. 4 doubles team of Ethan Aziz and Evan Olzem finished 2-1 to take second.
North also competed in the Grand Blanc Invitational.
Stallings, at No. 1 singles, finished 1-2, and Williams had the same mark at No. 2 singles. At No. 3 singles, Scoggin was 1-2 and Olzem was 0-3 playing at No. 4 singles.
The Norsemen faced tough competition at Grand Blanc, facing top teams such as Holly, Port Huron Northern, Clarkston, Midland, Northville and Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central.
At No. 1 doubles, Cusmano and Mitchell Zacharias had a 2-1 record, and the duo of Delas and Ben Zacharias finished 1-2 at No. 2 doubles.
Lucchese and Olzem finished 0-3 at No. 3 doubles, and at No. 4 doubles, Berry and Abhinav Nannapaneni finished 1-2.