By Megan Kelley
Lake Orion High School’s girls tennis team is headed to regional play this week after two tough losses to Notre Dame Prep and Rochester Adams High School.
On May 13, the ladies had a strong showing sweeping Farmington High School at home, 9-0.
All four of Lake Orion’s singles players — Sienna Osborne, Nicole Luna, Reagan Goeke and Julia Deprez — took their matches in two sets. The Dragon’s doubles teams also swept their opponents.
The ladies headed to Notre Dame Prep on Friday, falling to the Fighting Irish 7-2.
Lake Orion’s number one and two singles players were the only Dragons to secure the points for their match.
The Dragons took another hard loss falling to Adams High School on Monday night, in a close 5-4 match.
Lake Orion now holds an 8-3-1 overall record.
“The girls have done really well,” said Head Coach Eric Bracciano. “It’s been incredible. This has been the best season we’ve had here at Lake Orion as a program. You know, all credit to the girls and their hard work and dedication and obviously exemplary play. So, it’s been excellent.”
The ladies are headed into regional play where they will take on Clarkston at Clarkston High School on Thursday morning and are hoping to advance to the state tournament.
“We’re going to try and make the state tournament. So, the top two teams qualify out of the regionals or any team that scores 18 points or more. So, we’re going to be right in the running,” Bracciano said.
Also in their region is Bloomfield Hills High School who currently hold the no. 2 spot in the state, making them a near sure thing for the state tournament, according to Bracciano.
“It’s kind of between us, Clarkston and Adams,” Bracciano said.