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June 05, 2019
ALMONT — The Almont girls' tennis team generated one point en route to a two-way tie for 18th at the Division 3 state finals.

Play was contested last Friday and Saturday in Novi.

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Almont's Maria Bussone returns a shot at the Div. 3 state finals.

Detroit Country Day (33 points) paced the field assembled. They were followed by Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood (26 points), Grand Rapids Christian (22), Allegan (21), Holland Christian (20), Ada Forest Hills Eastern (15), Grand Rapids Catholic Central (13), Cadillac and Chelsea (11 each), Fruitport (nine), Parma Western (eight), Edwardsburg and St. Clair (seven apiece), Stevensville Lakeshore and Williamston (four each), Marysville and Yale (three apiece), Almont and Carlton Airport (two each) plus Coopersville, Dearborn Divine Child, Eaton Rapids and Riverview (zero apiece).

Maria Bussone, Almont's lone representative, went 1-1 for the tournament.

She began her stint at states with a 6-2, 6-4 win against Eaton Rapids foe Mackenzie Wyman.

That was followed by a 4-6, 2-6 setback to Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood's Nina Govila, the second seed, in a round of 16 clash. Govila would go on from there to reach the title match where she wound up second.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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