Dragons dominate Clarkston, Oxford on the tennis courts

Dragons dominate Clarkston, Oxford on the tennis courts

By Kristi Pavelich

Review Sports Contributor

The Lake Orion High School Varsity Boys Tennis team faced two of their northern Oakland County rivals last week, defeating the Clarkston Wolves 6-2 on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and shutting out the Oxford Wildcats, 8-0 on Thursday, Sept. 2, improving to 3-1 on the season.

Against Clarkston, the Dragons split the singles matches with senior Jin Yim winning 6-4, 6-0 in #2 singles, and senior Will Durbin winning 6-2, 6-3 in #3 singles.

The Dragons cleared the board in the double matches, led by the #1 doubles team of seniors Nate Fox and Blake Skibicki, 7-5 and 6-3.

Seniors Kellen Foley and Bryce Stanfield won 6-3, 7-5 in #2 doubles, senior Ruben DesLosRios and junior Jake Beach bageled 6-0, 6-0 in #3 doubles, junior Daniel Pavelich and sophomore Michael Porkorny won 6-0, 6-1 in #4 doubles. Sophomore Anthony Roncone and freshman Connor Fox won 8-0 in #5 doubles.

In the Oxford match, the Dragons were unrelenting and swept both the singles and doubles matches, led by senior captain and #1 singles Thomas Fluent winning 6-2, 6-0, followed by Yim winning 6-1, 6-4 in #2 singles.

Singles #3 Durbin was victorious 6-0,6-1, and #4 Peter Husted won 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, the Dragons dominated the Wildcats with Fox and Skibicki winning 2-6, 7-5, 10-4, Foley and Stanfield winning 6-3, 6-2, DesLosRios and Beach winning 6-3, 6-1, Pavelich and Porkorny bageling 6-0, 6-0, and Roncone and Fox winning 8-0.

The Dragons will be busy during the first week of school, hosting two home matches at their refurbished LOHS tennis courts – Wednesday, September 8, against Davison, and Thursday, September 9, against Berkley. Both matches begin at 4 p.m.


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