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Almont nets four firsts, five seconds at Lucky Fox event


Fifth annual tennis event attracts field of 130 entries


July 21, 2010
ALMONT — Almont netted four flight titles and five seconds at the Fifth Annual Lucky Fox Tennis Tournament it hosted this past weekend.

A total of 130 participants, spread over 16 flights, showcased their court skills at the event that started last Friday and drew to a close Sunday.

The Open Singles Division would see a pair of Almont tennis aces square off for flight honors.

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Almont’s Brooke Streber gets ready to hit a forehand shot at the Lucky Fox Tournament last week. photo by Kevin Kissane.
Dylan Young, who wrapped up his final season with the Christopher University (Newport News, Virginia) men's tennis team recently, concluded an unbeaten run in the flight with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Matt Bulger, who will be a senior at Almont High School this fall.

Young would win one other title that day.

He joined forces with Matt Bulger to earn the distinction of Open Doubles Division champions, accomplishing the feat with a 6-4, 6-3 win against the Fraser team of Bob Boyd and Kirk Kammer.

Matt Bulger's brother, Mitchel, was the Boys' 14 and Under Division singles champion. He accomplished the feat with a 0-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Romeo's Jake Petz.

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Brian Houghton and Jake Matthews provided Almont's other title-winning performance. Houghton and Matthews completed their run in the 16 and Under Doubles Division with a 7-5, 7-5 win against the Almont team of Mitch Potapa and Mitchel Bulger.

A group consisting of Matt Bulger, Steve Zott, Caleb Birdsley and Zach Nimbach, Mitch Potapa and Mitchel Bulger plus Brooke Streber and Sierra Grant added second place showings to Almont's cause. Matt Bulger concluded his run in the Open Singles Division with a 1-6, 1-6 loss to Almont's Dylan Young; Zott finished his stint in the Men's 50 and Over Division with a 6-7, 5-7 setback to

Rochester's Lew Hayner; Birdsley and Nimbach ended their run in the Boys' 14 and Under Doubles Division with a 2-6, 1-6 loss to Romeo's Jake Petz and Connor Henion; Potapa and Mitchel Bulger concluded their stint in the Boys' 16 and Under Doubles division with a 5-7, 5-7 loss to the Almont team of Brian Houghton and Jake Matthews; plus Streber and Grant finished their run in the Girls' 18 and Under Doubles Division with a setback (scores not available) to the Romeo team of Sarah Awe and Alyssa Vinckier.

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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