Girls Tennis

 

Performance: Pioneer's Kari Miller

Performance: Pioneer's Kari Miller
Friday, June 7, 2019
After a year away, Ann Arbor Pioneer's Kari Miller returned to high school tennis this spring and won her second No. 1 singles championship in Lower Peninsula Division 1, capping an undefeated season Saturday at the Greater Midland Tennis Center to earn the Michigan Arm...
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Forest Hills Northern Finds Winning Mix

Forest Hills Northern Finds Winning Mix
Saturday, June 1, 2019
One of the biggest challenges a high school coach can face is blending a talented group of freshmen with a successful group of returning players. Veteran Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern tennis coach Dave Sukup faced that challenge this year.
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Sacred Heart Sends Coach Out as Champ

Sacred Heart Sends Coach Out as Champ
Saturday, June 1, 2019
By the end of play Friday, Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart had already repeated as the Lower Peninsula Division 4 team champion, but don't ask any of the girls how that felt. The coaches did not mention it until Saturday at Kalamazoo College’s Stowe ...
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Country Day Rises with Super Saturday

Country Day Rises with Super Saturday
Saturday, June 1, 2019
For a squad that had won the previous three championships and was ranked No. 1 in the state, there was still understandably a lot of nervousness within the Detroit Country Day girls tennis team going into the final day of the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals. Co...
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GP South, Pioneer's Miller Take Back Titles

GP South, Pioneer's Miller Take Back Titles
Saturday, June 1, 2019
After disposing of reigning No. 1 singles champion Tia Mukherjee of Bloomfield Hills in the semifinals Saturday afternoon at the Greater Midland Tennis Center, 2017 champ Kari Miller of Ann Arbor Pioneer had to refocus her energy to take on Lily Jones of Grosse Pointe S...
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Preview: Powers Set to Shine Again

Preview: Powers Set to Shine Again
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Saturday’s girls tennis forecast calls for traditional powers to dominate another Lower Peninsula Finals. But keep an eye out for at least a pair of hopefuls aiming for their first championships in this sport.
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Courageous Carpenter Serving Winners Again

Courageous Carpenter Serving Winners Again
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
With her bubbly personality and bright smile, Abby Carpenter looks like any other tennis player trying to win points for her team. But the Portage Central sophomore's path to return to play for one of the state's top teams has been anything but typical.
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Next Negaunee Standouts Take Title Turn

Next Negaunee Standouts Take Title Turn
Friday, October 5, 2018
The Negaunee girls continued their winning ways at Thursday’s Upper Peninsula Division 1 Tennis Finals, earning their fifth straight championship with 15 points. They were followed by Marquette with 13, Menominee nine, Kingsford eight, Gladstone six and Escanaba ...
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Westwood Streak Grows with 1-Point Win

Westwood Streak Grows with 1-Point Win
Thursday, October 4, 2018
The last two seasons, Ishpeming Westwood and Iron River West Iron County have emerged as the top Division 2 girls tennis programs in the Upper Peninsula – and whenever they battle, it’s always a close finish. It couldn't get much closer Thursday, for the se...
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Olivier Adds to Family Success on Court

Olivier Adds to Family Success on Court
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Elyse Olivier has come full circle in her love for tennis. The Marquette High School junior has been playing since eighth grade, but as part of a huge tennis family she was not into the sport until the past couple of years.
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Pair Cracks Lineup, Clinches Seaholm Title

Pair Cracks Lineup, Clinches Seaholm Title
Saturday, June 2, 2018
A year ago, Charlie Kuchman and Sofia Manzo could not crack Birmingham Seaholm’s varsity lineup. On Saturday, the duo’s three-set win at No. 4 doubles clinched the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 tennis team title for Seaholm, its first since 2015.
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Country Day Reign Continues with 3-Peat

Country Day Reign Continues with 3-Peat
Saturday, June 2, 2018
The Detroit Country Day dominance continues in MHSAA girls tennis. The Yellowjackets captured their third consecutive Lower Peninsula Division 3 championship Saturday afternoon at Hope College, posting a final team score of 38 points.
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Redemption Reigns for D1 Champions

Redemption Reigns for D1 Champions
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Bloomfield Hills junior Tia Mukherjee got redemption, while the Northville girls tennis team eked out another title Saturday at the Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals at the Greater Midland Tennis Center. Mukherjee dominated for a 6-0, 6-0 win over Northville senior Sha...
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Sacred Heart, Moyer Cap Familiar Climb

Sacred Heart, Moyer Cap Familiar Climb
Saturday, June 2, 2018
This might have been the third time in her four-year high school career that Kalamazoo Hackett senior Natalie Moyer was in this spot. But that doesn’t mean nerves still weren’t a factor when she advanced to the No. 1 singles championship match at the MHSAA ...
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Preview: Lineup Packed with Powers

Preview: Lineup Packed with Powers
Thursday, May 31, 2018
A number of familiar faces will return to the Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals this weekend – and the frequent contenders are expected to battle again in three of four divisions.  But a pair of hopefuls are looking to join the powers with their first MHSA...
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Performance: TC Central's Autumn Roberts

Performance: TC Central's Autumn Roberts
Friday, May 4, 2018
Traverse City Central No. 1 singles player Autumn Roberts became the latest in a long line of Trojans to claim her 100th win, reaching the milestone with two more at last week’s Saginaw Heritage quad to earn the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance...
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Michigan's Most Vital Prep Sports Moment

Michigan's Most Vital Prep Sports Moment
Monday, April 30, 2018
Did you ever hear the one about an Ypsilanti lawyer, two girls from Ann Arbor – one 18 and one 17 – and a judge from Detroit? Well, pull up a chair. You might never look at a tennis ball, a pair of track cleats, or a softball in the same manner after this o...
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Boven-Built Mattawan Serving Up Success

Boven-Built Mattawan Serving Up Success
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
When Matt Boven first started coaching the Mattawan girls tennis team, he was “an 18-year-old coaching 18-year-olds,” he laughed. Twenty years, a wife and two daughters later, Boven is still leading the Wildcats and racking up some impressive numbers.
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Performance: Munising's Marissa Ackerman

Performance: Munising's Marissa Ackerman
Friday, October 6, 2017
Munising senior Marissa Ackerman capped her second straight undefeated season Sept. 27 with the Upper Peninsula Division 2 championship at No. 1 singles to earn the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week.” In fact, the five-sport standout def...
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Negaunee, Gauthier Dominate D1 Finals

Negaunee, Gauthier Dominate D1 Finals
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Sending six players into a championship round never hurts a tennis team. Winning all six flights is even better.
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