Titans Tennis playing strong

Good things are happening out on the court.


The Boys Titans Tennis team continue their strong start to their season,  following the first quad in Kalamazoo. This quad took place at Waverly Middle School in the Lansing area. The other schools that participated were also Catholic schools, they were even part of the same diocese that Lumen Christi in is, the Diocese of Lansing. The other schools that participated were Lansing Catholic (the host), Flint Powers, and then Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard. This quad has become somewhat of a tradition the past few years. And your Titans always manage to put on a great showing when it comes to match outcomes. This year was no exception, despite only having 11 guys, which resulted in having to forfeit the 4 singles flight.

The Titans put up an astounding 21-0 record against all three schools, with the only losses coming from the forfeits. There was a mix of hard fought battles, and pretty convincing 6-0, 6-0 wins throughout the day. One notable battle was at the 1 doubles spot, Jack Melnick, 12, and Brendan Stevens, 11. This battle took place against their first match of the day against Lansing Catholic, which also happened to be this pairing’s first match together this season. The match was a battle with LC winning the first set, and then Lansing Catholic winning the second, this meant the match would be decided in a super tie breaker, or first to 10 points, with LC pulling off the win. On the other hand, Lumen’s 2 doubles won all three of their matches pretty convincingly, with two of them ending in a 6-0, 6-0 match score. 

The Boys Tennis Team would go on to sweep Pennfield in their first Conference match a couple of weeks later. And they hope to keep that same momentum going into the next week when they have two conference matches and one big match against West Bloomfield Jewish Academy, one of the biggest threats in the region. This past week was also when the Preseason rankings for Division 4 boys tennis were released. And despite finishing 7th in the state the previous fall, the team was placed as the 5th best team in the state, which is the highest preseason rank the team has received in a while. The team hopes to uphold this rank throughout the season, and maybe even finish with a higher rank. They are even shooting for the top spot in the state, which would even give Lumen their first boys tennis team state championship.