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Holland Courts Honor Program Builder

Holland Courts Honor Program Builder
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
A few days after he stood in front of a group of admirers including friends, fellow coaches and former players – including some from his first Holland High School tennis team in 1972 – Dwayne “Tiger” Teusink drove past the courts that now bear hi...
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Negaunee Extends Title Streak to 3

Negaunee Extends Title Streak to 3
Friday, September 30, 2016
There’s a budding dynasty in Negaunee. The girls tennis team was the two-time reigning champion at the Upper Peninsula Division 1 Finals, and on Thursday, the Miners added another title.
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Past D2 Champs Share This Season's Title

Past D2 Champs Share This Season's Title
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Prior to 2015, Ishpeming Westwood was enjoying a six-year championship reign in the Upper Peninsula Division 2 Girls Tennis Finals. Then it was Munising’s turn to celebrate its first championship a year ago. Both schools were celebrating on a mostly sunny and coo...
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Through the Years: Tennis 1925/72-2015

Through the Years: Tennis 1925/72-2015
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Tennis is another sport that goes back to the start of MHSAA championships for boys in 1925 and girls in 1972. Today's "Through the Years" takes a look at the storied histories of both.
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Dow Not Denied This Time in D1 Rematch

Dow Not Denied This Time in D1 Rematch
Saturday, June 4, 2016
To say the Midland Dow girls tennis team enjoyed a boost playing close to home Saturday afternoon would be an understatement. Dow coach Garrett Turner wasn't about to apologize after watching the Chargers win the Lower Peninsula Division 1 girls tennis championship at ...
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Country Day Ends Cranes' Title Streak

Country Day Ends Cranes' Title Streak
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Detroit County Day freshman Elle Hartje could’ve avoided the question; instead, she wanted to know what the situation was when she took the court with her teammate, senior Haley Mullins, in the championship match at No. 1 doubles at the Lower Peninsula Division 3 ...
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Sacred Heart Completes Championship Chase

Sacred Heart Completes Championship Chase
Saturday, June 4, 2016
After cruising to an MHSAA tennis title last year, Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart eked out a one-point nail-biter over Traverse City St. Francis to repeat Saturday at Kalamazoo College’s Stowe Stadium. It was the fourth Lower Peninsula Division 4 ti...
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Marian Caps Run by Rattling Off Winners

Marian Caps Run by Rattling Off Winners
Saturday, June 4, 2016
The first four championship matches Saturday at the Lower Peninsula Division 2 Girls Tennis Finals ended with a Bloomfield Hills Marian victory – and all within about 5 minutes of one another. “It was just like, you didn’t know what to do,” said...
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Preview: Familiar Favorites, New Leaders

Preview: Familiar Favorites, New Leaders
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The favorites to win team championships at this weekend’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals aren’t too much of a surprise – six of eight teams ranked first or second by the Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Association at the end of this regu...
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Rising St Francis Eyes 1st MHSAA Title

Rising St Francis Eyes 1st MHSAA Title
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Paul Bandrowski gave his players a choice. “Girls,” the St. Francis tennis coach said at the start of spring practice, “do you want to work to win, or do you want to work to have a good time? We can do it either way. It’s up to you.”
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Miners Net Deciding Point in D1 Clash

Miners Net Deciding Point in D1 Clash
Friday, October 2, 2015
Negaunee girls tennis coach Kyle Saari knows that come tournament time, it takes that extra bit of effort to put a team over the top. Negaunee and Escanaba came into Thursday's MHSAA Division 1 Upper Peninsula Finals as virtual equals. But it was the Miners who dug dee...
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Munising's 'Road Warriors' Claim 1st Title

Munising's 'Road Warriors' Claim 1st Title
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
They call themselves the road warriors, and for good reason.  The Munising girls don’t play any of their tennis meets at home because they don’t have enough courts in their community. Playing on the road is nothing new to them.
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#TBT: Inkala Celebrated as Athlete, Coach

#TBT: Inkala Celebrated as Athlete, Coach
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The mid-Michigan and statewide tennis communities are mourning the death last weekend of longtime Okemos girls coach Al Inkala, who led the Chieftains to four MHSAA championships over a 20-season tenure that ended in 2013. He was 66 years old. But long before Inkala gu...
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Johnston Tips Title to Birmingham Seaholm

Johnston Tips Title to Birmingham Seaholm
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Lisa Johnston was stunned when her Birmingham Seaholm teammates mobbed her on the court following her No. 3 singles win at Kalamazoo College’s Markin Racquet Center. Johnston’s 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win against Okemos sophomore Monika Francsics was the clincher tha...
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LPD3 Champions Continue Dominance

LPD3 Champions Continue Dominance
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The unthinkable almost happened in one regard, then it did happen in another at the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Girls Tennis Final on Saturday. The unthinkable almost happened in that Williamston junior Sara Daavettila nearly lost a game. It did happen when Bloomfi...
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Sacred Heart Finds Title Formula Again

Sacred Heart Finds Title Formula Again
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart girls tennis team utilized a familiar formula as it turned in another title-winning effort at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 Final in Holland this weekend. Following the same blueprint it used in winning the title ...
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Northville wins 1st Title, Nguyen Her 3rd

Northville wins 1st Title, Nguyen Her 3rd
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Utica Davina Nguyen fought through injuries all season long. Up until a few weeks she didn't even know if she would be back to play for her third Lower Peninsula Division 1 No. 1 singles championship.
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Preview: Serving Up Plenty of Winners

Preview: Serving Up Plenty of Winners
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Reigning champions will abound at this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals. But a few have opportunities to cement themselves in the MHSAA record book as well.  
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Negaunee Edges Rival to Earn D1 Title

Negaunee Edges Rival to Earn D1 Title
Thursday, October 9, 2014
It has been quite a battle between Negaunee and Kingsford for the Upper Peninsula Division 1 girls tennis championship the past three seasons. They shared the title two years ago. Kingsford then was crowned champion and Negaunee was runner-up last season.
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After Rain, Westwood Reigns Again

After Rain, Westwood Reigns Again
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Pflat! Phlop! Ping! Pitter-patter of early rain drops. 30-love! Out! Those were the sounds of tennis on this chilly, windy fall Wednesday in Michigan's Upper Peninsula at the MHSAA Division 2 Girls Tennis Finals.
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