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Yaklin, Putnam net All-State honors


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Chanahl Putnam (L) and Lindsey Yaklin (R) netted All-State tennis honors recently.

July 09, 2008
ALMONT — Though known primarily for their skills on the basketball court, Almont's Lindsey Yaklin and Chanahl Putnam let it be known that their athletic prowess was not limited to just one sport this past spring.

That point was underlined when they were named to the Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Association Division 4 All-State team recently.

The doubles team had a senior season filled with accomplishments, claiming league and regional titles in their the top flight.

They followed it up with another strong outing at the Division 4 state tennis finals in Lansing. It was there the second seeds posted a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 championship win against the top-seeded Williamston team of Anya Nikolai and Sarah Vogel.

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They are joined on the squad by:

Doubles

All-State - Katie Goll and Lauren Barnard, Battle Creek Pennfield; Rachel Carlson and Samantha Reitsma, Grand Rapids Northpointe Christian; Anne Dorshimer and Kim Schrauben, Portland; Amanda Chrzasz and Rachel Kim, Riverview Gabriel Richard; plus Anya Nikolai and Sarah Vogel, Williamston.

Honorable mention - Sarah McCuish and Julia Brennan, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett; Ashley Boender and Anna Klein, Kalamazoo Christian; Jamie Bortuska and Jo Ferenczi, Niles Brandywine; Amanda Person and Kelly Drummond, Parchment; Sarah Filter and Adrienne Cunningham, Portland.

Singles

All-State - Kelsey Geppner, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard; Ali Su, Ann Arbor Greenhills; Caitlin LaValley, Battle Creek Pennfield; Rachel Denny, Bloomfield Hills Academy of Sacred Heart; Meghan Teunis, Flint Powers; Taylor Stephens, Grand Rapids Northpointe Christian; Catherine Vatsis, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett; Kathleen Hawkins, Kalamazoo Hackett; Adrienne Divito, Madison Heights Bishop Foley; and Tiffany Ash, Williamston.

Honorable mention - Michelle LaBlanc, Lansing Catholic; and Vivien Pfarr, Yale.

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