Congratulations to the PHTH Rebels 18s Advanced! On July 29-30 the Rebels traveled to Indianapolis for Midwest Sectionals. The Rebels progressed through their flight playoff with a 2-1 record which advanced the team to the championship flight. In Championship playoffs the Rebels placed 3rd out of 8 teams! WAY TO GO!
On the team from Left to Right: Isabella Murray, Ashley Gregoris, Seth Pinnoo, Coach Bruce Davies, Andrew Davies, Eli Pinnoo, and Grace Whitney
Congratulations to Grace Whitney (Imlay City) and Sophia Ahmed (Port Huron Northern) who were chosen by their high schools to be named Channel 7 – WXYZ’s CLASS OF 2017 BRIGHTEST & BEST! 🎾 We wish you the best as you graduate high school and begin your college careers! 🎾 For more about the “Brightest & Best” follow this link: WXYZ Brightest & Best.
Congratulations to the PHTH’s Danielle Slonac for being awarded the ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the Midwest Region! Danielle attends Saginaw Valley State University (GLIAC, NCAA Division II) and plays #4 singles and #2 doubles on the women’s tennis team. Please open this link Danielle Slonac earns ITA / Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award to learn about Danielle and her achievements! Bravo, Danielle! We are very proud of you!
The ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award recognizes outstanding individuals in all divisions at the regional and national level. This award which dates back to 1982, goes to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO men’s and women’s players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.
There is a lot to like about the Port Huron Northern tennis team.
The Huskies have a deep roster that is loaded with talent, and several players have overpowering serves. Romeo High School found that out the hard way in its 8-0 loss to Port Huron Northern Monday at Sanborn Park.
“All of their girls have good serves,” Romeo coach Matthew Burr said. “They are dominant in the serve game and we can’t make up for that. The other thing is, they make less mistakes. Those two things are the difference.”
The Huskies displayed many other qualities along the way. That has made them a Top 10 state ranked team. Northern’s top two singles players, Isabella Murray and Sydney Sepsey each had impressive performances.
Sepsey was dominant in her No. 2 singles match, winning 6-0, 6-0.
“We’ve gotten a lot better since the beginning of the season,” Sepsey said. “At the beginning we had new players. Now we have come together and become a good team.
“We practice a little harder as the season winds down and really focus on our strokes and how we can get better.”
Murray meanwhile continues to impress as a freshman No. 1 singles player. She made short work of her match, winning 6-0, 6-1.
“My team is palying really well and I played decent,” Murray said. “We just have to continue working hard every day and keep bonding and having fun. It always makes it a lot more fun to win. That’s always nice.”
Andrea Hartman won her No. 3 singles match in straight sets and Sophia Ahmed won her No. 4 singles match 6-1, 6-0. In doubles, Northern’s No. 1 team of Margaret Smith and Marissa Hartman won 6-1, 6-0. The No. 2 doubles team of Hannah Ash and Isabella Leon-Flann won 6-2, 6-0. Northern’s No. 3 doubles team of Delaney Ward and Murphy Vandervest won 6-2, 6-1 and the No. 4 doubles team of Annika Tekumulla and Anusha Tekumulla won 6-0, 6-1.
Northern will head back to practice to continue preparation for the MAC Red Division tournament on May 9 and the regional on May 19 at Eisenhower. Part of that focus will be in continuing to develop the overpowering serves that blew Romeo away.
“The serve is the most important part of the game,” Port Huron Northern coach Gordie Farnsworth said. “It makes sense to have that as a strong point in your game. We spend a lot of time serving and hitting serve returns as well. Many of the girls have worked for years with personal instructors. We have to give them a lot of credit to their coaching over the years.
“But the fact that they come out excited to play has helped us. We have made out all right. They are playing to the best of their ability. They have showed improvement from week to week. That is all you can ask for.”
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FROM THE PORT HURON TIMES HERALD, JANUARY 29, 2017
Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan- St. Clair County would like to thank the ladies of the Port Huron Tennis House for donating over 100 gift baskets of food for the seniors who are seen through the counseling program at our agency. These lovely holiday baskets are distributed to our seniors and they are always so grateful to receive them. We thank you on behalf of the seniors that benefit from your generosity and appreciate the time and effort that you dedicate to this cause.
Laurie Fagan, Operations Manager on behalf of the Advisory Board and Staff of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan- St. Clair County.
The 2017 Robinson will be August 2-6, and pre-tournament events will likely begin on Tuesday, August 1st. Please mark your calendar, and share with family and friends!
Congratulations! Open the links below to read the Times Herald articles from December 3, 2016.
These guys have serious game.
When getting settled on the tennis court, these four area tennis players are who you don’t want to see on the opposite side of the net. That’s given them the shot at Times Herald Tennis Player of the Year honors.
Before the award is unveiled on thetimesherald.com Friday, here are the four best players in the area.
Playing No. 1 singles in the MAC Red is no easy task, but Adams surely made it seem that way. Adams compiled a 20-4 record and saw his season end in the No. 1 singles semifinals at the Division 1 state tournament. Not a bad way to end the season, and not a bad way to continue the storied legacy of Port Huron Northern tennis.
St. Clair entered the season with one of the most talented singles lineups seen in the area in recent memory. Seth Pinnoo was the man headlining that powerful group in the No. 1 singles slot, piecing together a 17-8 overall record and capturing a No. 1 singles regional title in Division 3 at the end of the season.
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