Isabelle Hult of Okemos finishes second on the state list

Isabelle Hult finished second in the state and helped the Okemos girls tennis team tie for 11th in the Division 1 finals with eight points on Saturday.

Hult was the runner-up at No. 2 singles, falling to top seed Sydney Geisz of Clarkston 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Hult won her second round, quarterfinal and semifinal matches in straight sets to reach the championship round.

Isabella Portnoy (No. 1 singles) and the No. 4 doubles team of Bryden Sanders and Sarah Hampton each reached the quarterfinals in their flights from Okemos.


Lansing Catholic had six points while placing 11th in the state finals. Mariana Prieto reached the quarterfinals at No. 2 singles for Lansing Catholic before falling to eventual state champion Ellie Kim of Ann Arbor Greenhills. Abby Frank reached the quarterfinals at No. 3 singles

Lakewood finished with a point in the final.


East Lansing finished with six points while tying for 12th at the state finals. DeWitt finished with five points.

The best performance for East Lansing came from the No. 2 doubles flight of Erika Stokstad and Elsa Elhenicky, who reached the quarterfinals before falling to the eventual state champion tandem of Lauren Jaklitsch and Morgan McKenzie of Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern.

DeWitt’s Courtney Novak reached the quarterfinals at No. 2 singles.


St. Johns finished with four points and led the area teams at the state finals. Mason had three points and Haslett two.

Caroline Parsons and Emersyn Sturgis reached the quarterfinals at No. 4 doubles to lead St. Johns.

Mason had junior Gabby Hanover reach the quarterfinals at No. 1 singles.