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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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West Iron Erases Memory of Near-Miss

West Iron Erases Memory of Near-Miss
Friday, May 31, 2013
Something had been gnawing at the West Iron County High School boys tennis team for a full year. Like an itch that’s hard to reach or a pebble stuck in your shoe while running a race, the Wykons could do little about it.
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Kingsford Stands Alone Atop D1

Kingsford Stands Alone Atop D1
Thursday, May 30, 2013
It took 60 years, but Kingsford High School has captured the school’s second outright MHSAA Upper Peninsula boys tennis championship. The Flivvers of head coach Mark Shanks compiled 21 points Wednesday to far outdistance runners-up Marquette and Negaunee to clai...
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Perfect Ending to Sienko's Story

Perfect Ending to Sienko's Story
Thursday, November 1, 2012
If Michael Sienko could re-play the last three years of his school tennis career, he’d hope for them to play out the same way.   That would mean experiencing again the disappointment of falling in two straight MHSAA championship matches. But those moments of...
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Greenhills Succeeds in Drive for 5

Greenhills Succeeds in Drive for 5
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Coach Eric Gajar knew his Ann Arbor Greenhills team needed just one win on the second day of competition to clinch its fifth consecutive MHSAA Lower Peninsula title, but that was one fact he tried to keep from his players. “We didn’t tell those guys that, b...
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DCDS Claims D3 in Record-Tying Fashion

DCDS Claims D3 in Record-Tying Fashion
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Max Fliegner served up a memorable first experience with high school tennis. One of the nation's top young players helped Detroit Country Day repeat as MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 champion on Saturday, winning his No. 1 singles flight to lead a Yellow Jackets do...
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It's Huron Again at Division 1 Tennis Final

It's Huron Again at Division 1 Tennis Final
Saturday, October 20, 2012
For Ann Arbor Huron, some of the faces were new. But the end result was the same at Saturday’s MHSAA Division 1 Tennis Final. The River Rats reached finals in six of eight flights and won three flight championships en route to compiling 33 points and claiming t...
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Dow Dynasty Continues at Division 2 Final

Dow Dynasty Continues at Division 2 Final
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Mark Gorte did more this fall than just help Midland Dow capture a fourth straight MHSAA Lower Peninsula tennis championship. He made some lifelong friendships that despite winning an MHSAA title made it tough to see this fall come to an end.
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Fearless Approach, Memorable Finish

Fearless Approach, Memorable Finish
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Billy Heckman has known Davis Crocker for a while. And to be honest, Heckman remembers being a little afraid of Davis’ game – the big serve and big volleys that helped the Kalamazoo Loy Norrix senior win the MHSAA Division 2 championship at No. 1 singles las...
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