MSS tennis teams win NSSSAA tennis championship

The Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) Mustangs team won the North Shore Secondary School Association tennis championship, held in Blind River, last week. In photo, back row, is Sophie Bondi, Shelby Hester, Ethan Closs, Connor Bellmore, Hannah Woestenenk, Faith Taylor, Nathan Howard, Maddy Niven, and coach Chris Theijsmeijer. Front row, Bryce Mastelko, Sarah Hovingh, Alayna Cranston, Mackenzie Turner, Jackie Cooper and A.J. VanKesteran.

M’CHIGEENG—The Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) Mustangs tennis team is the overall winners of the North Shore Secondary School Athletic  Association championship.

“Despite having a young team this year, we won the NSSSAA banner,” said MSS Coach Chris Theijsmeijer. The NSSSAA championships were held last Thursday in Blind River.

Bryce Mastelko and Mackenzie Turner won the gold medal in the mixed doubles division, with Jackie Cooper winning a gold medal and Faith Taylor a silver medal in the girls singles division.

Alayna Cranston and Maddy Niven won a gold medal in the girls’ doubles division, with Sarah Hovingh and Shelby Hester taking silver in the same division.

All of the medal winners have qualified for the Northern Ontario Secondary School Association championships which was to be held in Blind River on Thursday, May 19.

The members of the MSS tennis team include Bryce Mastelko, Sarah Hovingh, Alayna Cranston, Mackenzie Turner, Jackie Cooper, A.J. VanKesteren, Sophie Bondi, Shelby Hester, Ethan Closs, Connor Bellmore, Hannah Woestenenk, Faith Taylor, Nathan Howard, Maddy Niven and Coach Chris Theijsmeijer.