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Perseverance Pays for East Grand Rapids

Perseverance Pays for East Grand Rapids
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Refuse to lose would be the perfect theme for this year’s Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals as time after time players came from behind to claim victory. East Grand Rapids players were involved in many of the comeback wins, and that proved critical in the Pioneer...
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Greenhills, Lumen Christi Earn Celebrations

Greenhills, Lumen Christi Earn Celebrations
Saturday, June 3, 2017
If anyone watching the Lower Peninsula Division 4 No. 1 singles championship match Saturday wondered why Jackson Lumen Christi junior Taylor Smith was jumping up and down so much in between points, she had a method to that madness. The second seed going into the tourna...
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D1 Powers Share Title, Frosh Phenom Rises

D1 Powers Share Title, Frosh Phenom Rises
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Ann Arbor Pioneer coach Tom Pullen has watched his participation numbers decline for girls tennis, but he knew he had a great player coming this year in freshman Kari Miller. The 15-year-old comes from great bloodlines, and as the top seed proved she was up to the chal...
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Country Day Near-Perfect in Repeat Run

Country Day Near-Perfect in Repeat Run
Saturday, June 3, 2017
There were cheers and congrats after the final match at Saturday’s Division 3 Finals at Kalamazoo College. On the other side of the net, Detroit Country Day’s tennis players mostly were speechless as senior Sasha Hartje pulled aside a teammate to tell her i...
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Preview: Serving Up Intriguing Scenarios

Preview: Serving Up Intriguing Scenarios
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Michigan’s powerhouse girls tennis programs tend to annually contend for MHSAA championships, and this weekend’s four Lower Peninsula Finals should stay true to that pattern. But a couple of possibilities could bring added intrigue to the mix of often-predi...
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Top-Ranked Titans Build Special Season

Top-Ranked Titans Build Special Season
Friday, May 12, 2017
Jackson Lumen Christi junior Taylor Smith is a team player who is in an individual situation. Just two years ago, Smith, who plays No. 1 singles for the Titans girls tennis team, prioritized basketball over tennis because she enjoyed the team aspect so much.
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Performance: East Grand Rapids' Sloane Teske

Performance: East Grand Rapids' Sloane Teske
Friday, April 21, 2017
East Grand Rapids' Sloane Teske capped her first season of high school tennis a year ago by making the No. 1 singles semifinals at the Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals. And that success should be just the start. Teske is 8-0 this season and won No. 1 singles Saturday ...
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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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