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Okemos, Genschaw Earn D2 Celebrations

Okemos, Genschaw Earn D2 Celebrations
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Okemos went home with the team trophy Saturday, clinching their first Lower Peninsula Division 2 title in 10 years before the finals even started at Kalamazoo College. But no one celebrated an individual medal with more exuberance than Grand Rapids Forest Hills Ce...
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Cranes Write Championship Finish Again

Cranes Write Championship Finish Again
Saturday, October 21, 2017
This year’s MHSAA Division 3 Boys Tennis Finals featured a familiar storyline and an equally familiar ending.  For the third straight season, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood came away with the Lower Peninsula Division 3 title – and for a third str...
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Bloomfield Hills Returns to Top of D1

Bloomfield Hills Returns to Top of D1
Saturday, October 21, 2017
All season long, the Bloomfield Hills Black Hawks have had a target on their collective backs as the state’s top-ranked tennis team in Division 1. They handled the pressure well during the fall’s regular season, but there was one big hurdle left to clear at...
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Liggett Outlasts Greenhills for D4 Repeat

Liggett Outlasts Greenhills for D4 Repeat
Saturday, October 21, 2017
With its second straight Division 4 team title minutes from being locked up, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett received a scare when William Cooksey, the second seed at No. 1 singles, went down writhing in pain after hurting his left wrist. At the time, the team t...
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Performance: Bloomfield Hills' Andrew Zhang

Performance: Bloomfield Hills' Andrew Zhang
Friday, October 20, 2017
Bloomfield Hills junior Andrew Zhang moved up to No. 1 singles this season after claiming the No. 2 championship at last season’s Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals, and he hasn’t missed a beat.  The Black Hawks’ top player won his Regional last w...
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Preview: Power Programs Locked In

Preview: Power Programs Locked In
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
It’s rematch time for many of the powerhouse programs in Lower Peninsula boys tennis. This weekend’s MHSAA Finals feature the same No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in both Divisions 3 and 4 as a year ago, a pair of rivals that tied for the 2015 title holding do...
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Meyers Serves, Strides for Norrix Fall Teams

Meyers Serves, Strides for Norrix Fall Teams
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Joe Meyers placed an impressive 14th of 357 cross country runners at Friday's Portage Central Early Bird Invitational, but in a time that disappointed the Kalamazoo Loy Norrix sophomore.  He didn’t have much time to fret. The two-sport fall athlete had his f...
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Negaunee Adds to Decade of Dominance

Negaunee Adds to Decade of Dominance
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Welcome to late spring in the Upper Peninsula. With a stiff northwest breeze whipping across the Negaunee Tennis Facility coupled with off and on drizzle and temperatures in the mid to upper 40s, conditions were far less than perfect for Wednesday’s Upper Peninsu...
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Westwood Outduels West Iron to 4-Peat

Westwood Outduels West Iron to 4-Peat
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Ishpeming Westwood coach Chris Jackson knew his team had to keep it simple to win the Upper Peninsula Division 2 title Wednesday. The Patriots came out and did exactly that, winning six of eight flights for their fourth straight U.P. title.
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Performance: Dow's Varun Shanker

Performance: Dow's Varun Shanker
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Midland Dow's Varun Shanker finished an incredibly successful and in a few ways unprecedented career Saturday by winning the No. 1 singles championship at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Final while leading the Chargers to their first team championship since 2013. ...
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D1 Champs Finish Tough Title Roads

D1 Champs Finish Tough Title Roads
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Redemption is bittersweet for Troy High School's Steve Forman. A year ago as a sophomore, Forman advanced to the Lower Peninsula Division 1 semifinals at No. 1 singles as a four seed – losing to eventual flight champion Connor Johnston of Northville.
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Top-Flight Dow Returns to Top of D2

Top-Flight Dow Returns to Top of D2
Saturday, October 15, 2016
From 2009 through 2013, the Midland Dow boys tennis team ruled Division 2 tennis in the Lower Peninsula with five consecutive MHSAA Finals championships. After placing second the last two seasons, the Chargers were determined to bring the title back to Midland this se...
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Cranes Turn Away Country Day Again

Cranes Turn Away Country Day Again
Saturday, October 15, 2016
On his seventh match point at No. 1 singles, Benji Jacobson smashed an overhead winner and had a feeling this was an important victory. It was. With just two matches left on Kalamazoo College’s Stowe Stadium courts, Jacobson’s win gave Bloomfield Hills Cra...
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Liggett Ends Greenhills' 8-Year Reign

Liggett Ends Greenhills' 8-Year Reign
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett went into Saturday’s Finals as the winningest program in Division 4 tennis history despite not having won an MHSAA title in 14 years. That changed Saturday, as the Knights both ended their long drought and also snapped Ann ...
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Preview: Familiar Foes Ready to Rematch

Preview: Familiar Foes Ready to Rematch
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The second-longest MHSAA Finals championship streak is on the line this weekend as rivals could face off to determine the champions in all four divisions played across the Lower Peninsula. Ann Arbor Greenhills has won eight straight titles in Division 4, but is ranked ...
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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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Greenhills Pursues '9' with Proven Formula

Greenhills Pursues '9' with Proven Formula
Friday, August 26, 2016
Ann Arbor Greenhills boys tennis coach Eric Gajar was quick with a response when asked about his team's secret to its current eight-year run as the MHSAA Division 4 champion. “The secret is having good players,” he said with a smile. Gajar, in his 22nd seas...
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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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Westwood Runs Reign to 3 Straight

Westwood Runs Reign to 3 Straight
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Ishpeming Westwood coach Chris Jackson knew his team had to appear in the finals during the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 boys tennis tournament Thursday. They did, and won all six of their title match appearances to win the overall championship with 20 points.
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Miners, Maroons Close with Wins to Share

Miners, Maroons Close with Wins to Share
Thursday, June 2, 2016
A tale of two strategies worked out about as well as possible for the Negaunee and Menominee high school tennis teams Thursday afternoon. In the end, each won its final match of the day to forge a tie for the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 boys tennis title at the M...
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