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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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G.P. South Completes Title Mission

G.P. South Completes Title Mission
Saturday, May 31, 2014
From the flustered feeling of not knowing how bad the elements were going to be to start the season, to the snow showers that hit the courts during late April, the Grosse Pointe South girls tennis team prepared for everything as this rugged season began to take shape. ...
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Powers Continue Run with Shared D2 Title

Powers Continue Run with Shared D2 Title
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Been there, done that. For the past 11 years, one of three teams has won the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 girls tennis championship: Birmingham Seaholm, Bloomfield Hills Marian, or Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern.  And, on Saturday, those teams again finish...
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Grosse Ile Ends Wait for 1st Championship

Grosse Ile Ends Wait for 1st Championship
Saturday, May 31, 2014
MHSAA Finals championships are typically remembered forever in trophy cases of schools around the state. But sometimes there are championships that differentiate themselves more than others from a historical perspective. No doubt, the championship the Grosse Ile girls ...
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Cranes Clinch 4th Straight Tennis Title

Cranes Clinch 4th Straight Tennis Title
Saturday, May 31, 2014
On a hot, sunny Saturday afternoon, coach Jeffrey Etterbeek was unexpectedly doused with an ice-water bath by a group of cheering, laughing, enthusiastic girls on the Stowe Stadium tennis courts at Kalamazoo College. The girls and their coach were celebrating Bloomfiel...
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Preview: History-Making Opportunities

Preview: History-Making Opportunities
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Every athlete playing in this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals will achieve a notable feat, be it personal or for her school. But Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood’s Alexandria Najarian could finish Saturday at Kalamazoo College among the mo...
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This Time, Kingsford Reigns Alone

This Time, Kingsford Reigns Alone
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
There were tears of sorrow, then tears of joy among some Kingsford High School tennis players as they were crowned MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 champions with 18 points Wednesday. Negaunee, which shared last year’s title with Kingsford, was runner-up this t...
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Westwood Runs Title Streak to 5

Westwood Runs Title Streak to 5
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
His team has now won five straight MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 championships. But coach Chris Jackson isn’t about to call his Ishpeming Westwood High School girls tennis program a dynasty. “We just have good player participation,” he said after h...
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PH Northern Hits Winning Number

PH Northern Hits Winning Number
Sunday, June 2, 2013
For the Port Huron Northern girls tennis team, winning the Lower Peninsula Division 1 championship at the Midland Community Tennis Center was all about redemption. Last year, the Huskies tied Clarkston for second place with 25 points as Grosse Pointe South walked awa...
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Favorites Marian, Fox Finish First

Favorites Marian, Fox Finish First
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Birmingham Marian, a powerhouse in Division 2, added a second MHSAA championship Saturday to its string of 19 consecutive top-10 finishes. But for runner-up Bloomfield Hills Lahser, top singles player Mollie Fox made good on her second season as her flight's top seed.
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Doubles Dominate, Freshman Clinches for Sacred Heart

Doubles Dominate, Freshman Clinches for Sacred Heart
Saturday, June 1, 2013
They swept the doubles championships. But it was freshman Tate Lehmann – the top seed at No. 4 singles – who clinched the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 team title for Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart on Saturday at Kalamazoo College’s ...
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Cranbrook-Kingswood Near-Perfect Again

Cranbrook-Kingswood Near-Perfect Again
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Alexandria Najarian and the Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood girls tennis team are a nearly unbeatable combination. Najarian, a junior, served up her third individual flight title with a third unblemished season Saturday at Hope College, helping Cranbrook-Kingswoo...
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LP Finals Preview: Champions Reign

LP Finals Preview: Champions Reign
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Fans attending any of this weekend's four MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals will notice plenty of familiar names on the bracket sheets. Two of four reigning team champions are ranked No. 1 in their respective divisions, and three of four No. 1 singles champion...
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