Boys Tennis

Moment: Tennis Powers Begin Surges

May 8, 2020

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice, Midland Dow, Detroit Country Day and Ann Arbor Greenhills concluded the first decade of the 2000s with Lower Peninsula boys tennis championships.

They also gave previews of a successful decade the come.

Today’s “Moment” takes a look back at all four teams’ 2009 title runs as part of a postseason wrap-up by the MHSAA Network.

Dow in Division 2 won its first championship since 1984, and the first of what would be five straight. Greenhills’ Division 4 title was the second in a run that would stretch to eight consecutive.

Country Day’s win in Division 3 started a string of 10 top-two finishes, with five of those championships. And although Brother Rice is still seeking its next Division 1 title, the Warriors have finished runners-up four of the last nine seasons.