HOLT RAMS TENNIS

Holt Rams Tennis

HOLT

2016-2017 Varsity Roster
1S: Tyler Brown, Senior
2S: Jake Gilman, Junior
3S: Bernard Anderson, Junior
4S: Jonathan Laier, Freshman
1D: Joe Corner, Junior
1D: Patrick Kayser, Senior
2D: Zach Baker, Senior 
2D: Justin Coscorella, Junior
3D: Willie Huyn, Senior
3D: Jeremiah Wisdom, Junior
4D: Dylan Bigelow, Senior
4D: Andrew Ferdig, Sophomore
Alt. Josh Corkwell
Alt. Jayden Colwell
Alt. Kennedy Simmel
Alt. Jacob Bondi


Coach: Russ Olcheske 10th Year
Assistant Coaches: Jenny Boike, Josh Green, George Edelman, Robert Hull

Tyler Brown - 1 Singles

2016 - 1S - 0-0

2015 - 2S - 28-5

2014 - 4S - 28-2

2013 - 4D - 3-0/JV


CLASS: 2017

HEIGHT: 5’10

BIRTHDAY: MAY 3, 1999

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: HORIZON

FAMILY: Amy, and Nick

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Los Angeles Lakers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Braves

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Kobe Bryant

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Andy Murray

ROLE MODEL/IDOL: Joe Gilman

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Baseball

OTHER SPORTS TYLER PLAYS: Baseball

HOBBIES: Playing baseball and hanging out with friends


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

Tyler is in his third year on the Holt Varsity Tennis team, and was named a captain for the 2016 season. Tyler has been a part of one of the eight teams in Holt tennis history to make it to the state finals, as well as four Holt Invite championships, a Brighton Invite championship, a second place finish in the CAAC, and a runner-up finish at regionals, in 2015.

In 2015, Tyler tied his single season wins record from 2014, having gone 28-5 at 2 singles. He would go onto win a regional championship after defeating Grand Blanc 6-4, 2-6, 6-0, making him just the fourth player in school history to win a regional championship. The regional championship helped propel Holt to its eighth state finals appearance, where the Rams would finish as the 14th best team in the state of Michigan. Tyler came up with big wins throughout the season against Traverse City Central, Grand Blanc, Walled Lake Northern, Utica Eisenhower, Grandville, Grand Rapids Catholic Central, Davison, East Lansing and Grand Ledge. Tyler's season would end with a loss to Clarkston in the second round of the state finals. 

In 2014, Tyler broke a school record for the most wins in a single season at Holt, having gone 28-2 at 4 singles. Those wins resulted in breaking another school record  for the longest win streak to start a season, at 22-0, which helped him claim the longest win streak in school history of 25 straight wins carrying over from the 2013 season. Tyler closed out the 2014 season with a CAAC Blue championship after defeating Okemos 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, as well as finishing runner-up at regionals. 

Tyler claims the best win percentage in school history of .894, and entered the 2016 season in sixth place of the all-time most career wins standings, with 59 wins. 

Jake Gilman - 2 Singles

2016 - 2S - 0-0

2015 - JV

CLASS: 2018

HEIGHT: 5’10

BIRTHDAY: NOVEMBER 12, 1999

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: DIMONDALE

FAMILY: Tim, Michelle, Joe, and Riley 

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Michigan State Spartans

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Joe Gilman

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Gael Monfils

ROLE MODEL/IDOL: Joe and Tim Gilman

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Street Basketball

CLUBS/ORGS./GROUPS/VOLUNTEER: Ping Pong Club

HOBBIES: Playing video games


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

Jake played on the Holt JV team in 2015, and was also an alternate for varsity where he compiled a  3-0 record. Last year was his first season of high school tennis.

Bernard Anderson - 3 Singles

2016 - 3S - 0-0

2015 - JV

CLASS: 2019

HEIGHT: 5’11

BIRTHDAY: JUNE 13, 2001

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: WAINWRIGHT, Lansing

FAMILY: Lakisha

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Ohio State Buckeyes, Wisconsin Badgers, Holt Rams

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Novak Djokovic

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Novak Djokovic

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Basketball

OTHER SPORTS BERNARD PLAYS: Basketball

CLUBS/ORGS./GROUPS/VOLUNTEER: TMYL

HOBBIES: Skating 


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

Bernard played for the Holt JV team as a freshman and is entering his first year on varsity. 

Jonathan Laier - 4 Singles

2016 - 4S - 0-0

CLASS: 2020

HEIGHT: 5’5

BIRTHDAY: APRIL 8, 2002

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: WILCOX

FAMILY: Brigette, Charles, and Angela

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Detroit Red Wings

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Nicklas Lidstrom (Red Wings, 1991-2001)

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Novak Djokovic

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Hockey

OTHER SPORTS JONATHAN PLAYS: Hockey

HOBBIES: Playing hockey or eating


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

Jonathan is a freshman playing 4 singles for the varsity team this year, he played on the Holt Jr. High/Middle School team in the spring at 1 Doubles and 1 singles. 

Patrick Kayser - 1 Doubles

2016 - 1D - 0-0

2015 - JV

CLASS: 2017

HEIGHT: 6'5

BIRTHDAY: MARCH 12, 1999

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: ELLIOTT

FAMILY: Mary, Brian, Kylie, and Sean

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Justin Verlander (Detroit Tigers, 2005-present)

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Robert Hull

ROLE MODEL/IDOL: George Edelman

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Baseball

OTHER SPORTS PATRICK PLAYS: Basketball

CLUBS/ORGS./GROUPS/VOLUNTEER: Playing Baseball

HOBBIES: Sports, baseball, sleeping, and eating 


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:
Patrick played on Holt's JV team in 2015 and was also an alternate for the varsity team where he compiled a 2-1 record. He played 1 doubles on JV in 2015.

Joe Corner - 1 Doubles 

2016 - 1D - 0-0

2015 - 2D - 26-6

2014 - 2D - 12-17

CLASS: 2018

HEIGHT: 6'4

BIRTHDAY: APRIL 15, 2000

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: SYCAMORE

FAMILY: Nancy, Andy, and Thomas

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks

FAVORITE ATHLETE: PK Subban (Montreal Canadiens, 2009-present)

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Rajeev Ram

ROLE MODEL/IDOL: Pete Nelson

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Hockey

OTHER SPORTS JOE PLAYS: Hockey, Lacrosse 

CLUBS/ORGS./GROUPS/VOLUNTEER: Church youth group, National Honor Society

HOBBIES: Playing hockey, golf, and lacrosse 


HOLT TENNIS CAREER: 
Joe is in his third year on Holt's varsity team, and was named a team captain for the 2016 season. Joe has been a part of one of the eight teams in Holt tennis history to make it to the state finals, as well as four Holt Invite championships, a Brighton Invite championship, a second place finish in the CAAC Blue, and a runner-up finish at regionals, in 2015.
In 2015,  Joe played 2 doubles with Zach Jarrad, compiling a 26-6 overall record, which was good enough to put them in fifth overall on the most wins in a single season leaderboard. The 26-6 record is also the best record of any 2 doubles team in school history. The pair finished runner-up in the CAAC Tournament, and would lose in the first round of the state finals to Utica Eisenhower. The pair claimed big wins throughout the season over Traverse City Central, Grandville, East Lansing, Grand Blanc, Walled Lake Northern, Utica Eisenhower, and Grand Ledge. 
In 2014, Joe played 2 doubles with Zach Croze and compiled a 12-17 overall record. The pair would go on to beat rival Grand Ledge three times in one season, and also defeating Okemos 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. 

Zach Baker - 2 Doubles 

2016 - 2D - 0-0

2015 - 4D - 18-14

2014 - JV 

2013 - JV

CLASS: 2017

HEIGHT: 5'9

BIRTHDAY: JULY 21, 1999

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: HORIZON

FAMILY: Meredith, Steve, and Chloe

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Cloud 9, Immortals, TSM, Fnatic

FAVORITE ATHLETE: C9 Sneaky

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Nick G.

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: eSports

OTHER SPORTS ZACH PLAYS: Foosball, Badminton 

HOBBIES: Playing video games and painting 


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

Zach is in his third year on Holt's varsity tennis team. Zach has been a part of one of the eight teams in Holt tennis history to make it to the state finals, as well as four Holt Invite championships, a Brighton Invite championship, a second place finish in the CAAC Blue, and a runner-up finish at regionals, in 2015. 

In 2015, Zach played 4 doubles with Corey Gilsdorf compiling a 18-14 overall record, which is the best record of any 4 doubles team in school history. The pair would finish runner-up at regionals, and would lose to Troy in the second round of the state finals. They compiled big wins throughout the season over Midland, Grand Blanc, Walled Lake Northern, and Grand Ledge. 

In 2014, Zach played 4 doubles with Willie Huyhn compiling a 7-21 overall record. 


Justin Coscarella - 2 Doubles

2016 - 2D - 0-0

2015 - JV

2014 - JV

CLASS: 2018

HEIGHT: 5'10

BIRTHDAY: 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 

FAMILY: 

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: 

FAVORITE ATHLETE: 

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: 

ROLE MODEL/IDOL: 

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Baseball

OTHER SPORTS JUSTIN PLAYS: 

CLUBS/ORGS./GROUPS/VOLUNTEER: 

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HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

This is Justin's first year on Holt's varsity tennis team, he played JV the past few seasons. 


Willie Huyhn - 3 Doubles

2016 - 3D - 0-0

2015 - 4D - 1-0

2014 - 4D - 7-21

CLASS: 2017

HEIGHT: 5'4

BIRTHDAY: NOVEMBER 14, 1998

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: ELLIOTT

FAMILY: Kim, Hau, and Meghan

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Michigan State Spartans

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Shawn Voorhis 

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Russ Olcheske

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Cricket

CLUBS/ORGS./GROUPS/VOLUNTEER: Science Olympiad 

HOBBIES: Gaming 


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

Willie is in his third year on Holt's varsity tennis team. Willie has been a part of one of the eight teams in Holt tennis history to make it to the state finals, as well as four Holt Invite championships, a Brighton Invite championship, a second place finish in the CAAC, and a runner-up finish at regionals, in 2015. 

In 2015, 

In 2014, Willie played 4 doubles with Zach Baker compiling a 7-21 overall record. 

Jeremiah Wisdom - 3 Doubles 

2016 - 3D - 0-0

2015 - JV

2014 - JV

CLASS: 2018

HEIGHT: 5'8

BIRTHDAY: JANUARY 4, 2000

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: SYCAMORE

FAMILY: Cherie, Brian, Danae, and Davan 

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Michigan Wolverines, Denver Broncos 

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Arthur Ashe

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Stan Wawrinka

ROLE MODEL/IDOL: Thomas Corner

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Table Tennis

OTHER SPORTS JEREMIAH PLAYS: Table Tennis

CLUBS/ORGS./GROUPS/VOLUNTEER: TMYL, Real Life Student Ministries, Ping Pong Club

HOBBIES: Learning about bodyweight/physical therapy training and knowledge 


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

This is Jeremiah's first year on the Holt varsity tennis team, he played JV for Holt his freshman and sophomore years. 


Dylan Bigelow - 4 Doubles

2016 - 4D - 0-0

2015 - JV

2014 - JV

CLASS: 2017

HEIGHT: 6'0

BIRTHDAY: MAY 7, 1999

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: HORIZON & WILCOX

FAMILY: Monica, Maynard, Nick, and Jamie

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Cincinnati Bengals, Florida Gators, Cleveland Cavaliers, Holt Rams Wrestling

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Michael Phelps

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Dylan Bigelow

ROLE MODEL/IDOL: Dad, Maynard Bigelow

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Track & Field

OTHER SPORTS DYLAN PLAYS: Wrestling, Track

HOBBIES: Playing video games, sleeping, running


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

This is Dylan's first year on Holt's varsity team, he played for Holt's JV team the past few years. 

Andrew Ferdig - 4 Doubles 

2016 - 4D - 0-0

2015 - JV

CLASS: 2019

HEIGHT: 5'5

BIRTHDAY: SEPTEMBER 20, 2001

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: WILCOX

FAMILY: Arina, and Don

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Tyler Naquin (Cleveland Indians)

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Kei Nishikori

ROLE MODEL/IDOL: Tim Collins (Kansas City Royals, former Lansing Lugnut)

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Baseball

OTHER SPORTS ANDREW PLAYS: Baseball

CLUBS/ORGS./GROUPS/VOLUNTEER: Quiz Bowl, Religous School, Robotics 

HOBBIES: Collecting baseball cards, video games, cooking


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

This is Andrew's first year on the Holt varsity tennis team, he played for Holt's JV team as a freshman. 


Cael Weaver 

2016 - VAR.

2015 - 4S - 20-13

CLASS: 2018

HEIGHT: 5'7

BIRTHDAY: JUNE 5, 2000

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: ELLIOT

FAMILY: Ami, Dale, Molly, Sam, and Noah

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Denver Outlaws

FAVORITE ATHLETE: John Grant Jr. 

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: Rafael Nadal

ROLE MODEL/IDOL: John Grant Jr.

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: Lacrosse 

OTHER SPORTS CAEL PLAYS: Lacrosse, Diving, and Biking

CLUBS/ORGS./GROUPS/VOLUNTEER: Ping Pong

HOBBIES: Video games, playing other sports


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

Cael is in his second year of being a part of the Holt varsity tennis team. He has been a part of one of the eight teams in Holt tennis history to make it to the state finals, as well as two Holt Invite championships, a Brighton Invite championship, a second place finish in the CAAC, and a runner-up finish at regionals, in 2015.

In 2015, Cael would play 4 singles and compiled a 20-13 overall record. Cael helped propel Holt to a 2nd place finish at regionals with a win over No. 1 Grand Blanc 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, and would finish as the runner-up at regionals. 

Josh Corkwell - 2 Doubles Alt. 

2016 - 2D - 0-0

2015 - JV

CLASS: 2019

HEIGHT: 5'8

BIRTHDAY: MAY 4, 2001

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: DIMONDALE

FAMILY: Nikki, Chad, and Lauryn

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS: Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Tigers 

FAVORITE ATHLETE: 

FAVORITE TENNIS PLAYER: 

ROLE MODEL/IDOL: 

FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN TENNIS: 

OTHER SPORTS JOSH PLAYS: Baseball

CLUBS/ORGS./GROUPS/VOLUNTEER: 

HOBBIES: 


HOLT TENNIS CAREER:

This is Josh's first year on the Holt varsity tennis team, he played for the Holt JV team as a freshman at 3 doubles and played the first half of the 2016 season on JV at 1 singles.