Sports roundup (8-27): Volleyball, tennis teams serve up wins

Volleyball

The Dexter volleyball team continued its high level of play on Thursday at the Brownstown Center Volleyball Invitational.

The Dreads opened with an impressive 25-16, 25-19 victory over Country Day in pool play. Dexter was led by senior setter Amanda Fileccia (four aces, three kills and 18 assists); senior hitter Grace Wilson (six kills); senior middle Shelby Spuller (five kills); junior middle Mary Gallagher (five kills); and senior libero Jaime Becker (17 digs).

Dexter then defeated Detroit Renaissance 25-16 and 25-21. Spuller (9 kills out of 15 attempts); Gallagher (six kills); Becker (nine digs); and Wilson (eight digs) led the way.

Dexter split with Troy High School as the Dreads won 25-16 before losing 25-20. They were led by sophomore Alexa Bell with five kills, Fileccia with 16 set assists and Gallagher and Spuller with six kills each.

Finishing seventh in the 30-plus team tournament out of pool play, Dexter lost to Byron Center High School in three sets: 24-26, 25-21, 5-15.

“I was proud of the hard work the team showed (Thursday),” said Dexter coach D’Ann Dunn. “We need to work on endurance to outlast a full day tournament.”

Dexter (4-2-1) heads to Saline on Saturday for the Hornet Invitational.

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Tennis

The Dexter tennis team knocked off Monroe 6-2 on Wednesday as the Dreads swept the doubles matches in straight sets.
Dexter’s Drake Rider defeated Bailey Shipie 6-4, 6-2 at three singles and Dexter’s Ben Cohen defeated Josh Dale 6-0, 6-0 at four singles.

At one doubles, Dexter’s Brannon Wiegers/Matt Keogh defeated Mitchell Moore/Evan Earnest 6-2, 6-4; at two doubles, Dexter’s Steve Dootz/Dylan Myers defeated Jack Ingers/Sam Baker 6-0, 6-2; at three doubles, Dexter’s Drew Smith/Owen Boquette defeated Trey Henderson/Collin Janssens 6-0, 6-1; and at four doubles, Dexter’s Christian Vaughan/Tavan Zadeh won by default.

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