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Novi, Bloomfield Hills Tie to Top D1

Novi, Bloomfield Hills Tie to Top D1
Saturday, October 17, 2015
The unexpected snow squall that hovered over the Greater Midland Tennis Center during Saturday afternoon couldn't stand in the way of the Novi boys tennis team staking a claim to the Lower Peninsula Division 1 championship.  Novi repeated as champion, tying B...
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Duo Share D2 Title, Duo Finishes Perfect Run

Duo Share D2 Title, Duo Finishes Perfect Run
Saturday, October 17, 2015
It might have seemed like a bold proclamation when the boys tennis season started in August, but Portage Central sophomore Bill Duo had a lofty expectation for what he wanted his season to be like.  “I think I was expecting to not drop a set,” Duo sai...
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Greenhills Holds On for 8th Straight Title

Greenhills Holds On for 8th Straight Title
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Ann Arbor Greenhills came together as a team to win its eighth consecutive Lower Peninsula Division 4 championship, but later Saturday afternoon they were a team divided. After earning 36 points for their ninth title in the last 10 years, the Gryphons planned their tr...
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Cranes Take Back Top Spot from D3 Rival

Cranes Take Back Top Spot from D3 Rival
Saturday, October 17, 2015
For the last four years, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood had to watch Detroit Country Day hoist the Division 3 Lower Peninsula boys tennis championship trophy. On Saturday, the Cranes turned the tables, winning the MHSAA Final with 38 points to leave the Yellowj...
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Preview: Winning Streaks on the Line

Preview: Winning Streaks on the Line
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A pair of the state’s most impressive championship winning streaks came to an end during the 2014 MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals.  But two more streaks remain alive – and at least one is expected to continue.
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Champion Coaches Lead Title Contender

Champion Coaches Lead Title Contender
Monday, September 21, 2015
Sometimes fate works in strange ways. And the Portage Central boys tennis team is benefiting from some very good fate – in this case, a chance meeting between coaches Peter Militzer and Erik Anderson.
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Final Match Decides UP D2 Champions

Final Match Decides UP D2 Champions
Thursday, May 28, 2015
It came down to the last match of the day. Iron Mountain needed a win at No. 1 doubles to forge a tie with Westwood for the Upper Peninsula Division 2 boys tennis title. Coach Greg Stegall’s Mountaineers got what they wanted.
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Szabo, Kingsford: Kings of Court Again

Szabo, Kingsford: Kings of Court Again
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Kingsford's Adam Szabo considers himself a hockey player first and a tennis player second. Yet, one look at the swing of the reigning Upper Peninsula Division 1 No. 1 singles champ reveals a talent above and beyond the rest of the field. A powerful "flick of the wrist"...
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Forest Hills Central Ends Dow D2 Run

Forest Hills Central Ends Dow D2 Run
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Senior Andrew Fox said he knew winning his No. 2 doubles final would clinch the MHSAA team title for Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, snapping Midland Dow’s string of five consecutive championships. His doubles partner, senior Carson Schmidt, looked at him in s...
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Novi Lands 1st Title after Narrow Miss

Novi Lands 1st Title after Narrow Miss
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The serve was good. But the landing wasn’t, and it nearly cost Alex Wen an MHSAA tennis championship Saturday afternoon at the Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals at Midland Community Tennis Center. 
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Country Day Claims 7 Flights, Team Trophy

Country Day Claims 7 Flights, Team Trophy
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Doubles competitors aren't viewed as second-class tennis players at Detroit Country Day. While there is more individual glory in playing singles, some of the Yellowjackets' best doubles players are perfectly content to help the team by staying put.
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Greenhills Extends Title Streak to 7

Greenhills Extends Title Streak to 7
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The Ann Arbor Greenhills boys tennis team made it seven MHSAA Finals titles in a row Saturday at Hope College when it captured the Lower Peninsula Division 4 state championship And for Greenhills coach Eric Gajar, title number seven was just as exciting as the previous...
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Preview: Title Streaks On The Line

Preview: Title Streaks On The Line
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Four of the most impressive winning streaks in any MHSAA sport are on the line at this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals.  Ann Arbor Greenhills is playing for its seventh straight championship in Division 4. Midland Dow has won five straight in Di...
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Negaunee Edges Rest at UP D1 Final

Negaunee Edges Rest at UP D1 Final
Thursday, May 29, 2014
It was a true test of depth, mental toughness and endurance Wednesday at the MHSAA Division 1 Upper Peninsula Tennis Finals at Kingsford High School. The Negaunee Miners proved, by a slim margin, to have just enough of each to reclaim their foothold as U.P. champions.
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Westwood Back on Top of UP D2 Tennis

Westwood Back on Top of UP D2 Tennis
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
They’re b-a-a-a-a-c-k.  After a year’s absence, the Ishpeming Westwood boys tennis Patriots can again call themselves MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 champions.
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Different Team, Same Result for Country Day

Different Team, Same Result for Country Day
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Behind his blistering serve, senior Garrett Goldman accomplished a tennis hat trick at the Lower Peninsula Division 3 championships, moved inside at Kalamazoo College’s Markin Racquet Center because of rain Saturday. The East Grand Rapids senior won an MHSAA titl...
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Greenhills Extends D4 Dynasty

Greenhills Extends D4 Dynasty
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Growing up in a family known for basketball, Teddy Oosterbaan decided to break from tradition and become a server – of tennis balls. And while the youngest Oosterbaan isn’t sure if he will suit up for Hackett on the hardcourt, he already has left his mark o...
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Chargers 'Family' Runs Streak to 5

Chargers 'Family' Runs Streak to 5
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Many teams talk about their family atmosphere. The Midland Dow boys tennis team lives it. Dow’s family approach was on display at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals on Friday and Saturday at Hope College in Holland as the Chargers aimed for a fifth conse...
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Huron Hangs On for 3rd Straight Title

Huron Hangs On for 3rd Straight Title
Saturday, October 19, 2013
With two doubles matches left at Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 1 Boys Tennis Finals at the Midland Community Tennis Center, Novi found itself rooting for Birmingham Brother Rice. If Brother Rice could beat two-time defending champion Ann Arbor Huron at No. ...
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Preview: Champions Hope to Reign On

Preview: Champions Hope to Reign On
Thursday, October 17, 2013
All four reigning champions at this weekend’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals are playing to continue incredible strings of success atop their respective divisions in the sport.
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