Chelsea Tennis Second at Home Quad

The Chelsea tennis team finished second at its home quad Saturday, April 16.

The Bulldogs finished with behind a strong Salem squad with 28 and ahead of Pinckney 21 and Dearborn Divine Child 11.

The Bulldogs won championships in two flights.

Kendal Tucker and Morgan Moore rallied for an exciting 4-6, 7-6, 11-9 tiebreaking win over Salem to claim four doubles.

Salem won the quad with a total of 28 points, Chelsea came in 2nd with 22 points, Pinckney came in 3rd with 21 points, and Divine Child came in last place with 11 points.

“Each game seemed to have numerous deuce points and it was a very close match against a very good Salem team,” Coach Matt Pedlow said. “These two are going to be a very good doubles team, and they are currently undefeated on the season including a defeat of Grosse Ile.”

The 3 doubles team of Abby Burris and Gabby Noble won their flight without dropping a set, winning 36 games and only losing 10.” Both girls stepped up and played the best tennis that they have played all year and both were very aggressive all day to win points,” said Pedlow

The 2 doubles team of Maddie Pedlow and Julia Schachinger finished in 2nd place after dropping a match against Salem 6-4, 7-6.  Both girls are freshman and this was the first real close match either girl has ever played in. “I think they started to tighten up and play nervous.  I think it was a good learning experience for them and hopefully they can move on and take this experience to better their play. Overall they had some great points.”

Emma Catalina also took 2nd place at 4 singles after a great match against a very good Salem opponent before losing to the eventual champion from Pinckney, Rachel Flickema. “ Flickema moved Emma around the court well and played a great deep ball which Catalina struggled with early on,” Pedlow said.

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