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Jason Schmitt is the editor of, the high school sports website for The Oakland Press. He has served as the sports editor for a number of newspapers, including the Daily Tribune in Royal Oak and the Macomb Daily in Mount Clemens. In his time in the industry, he has covered every high school sport and has served a a beat writer for boys and girls soccer, boys and girls tennis, hockey, wrestling, bowling and cross country.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Regional tennis predictions

On Thursday and Friday, 47 Oakland County schools will compete at nine different regionals in the hopes that they'll qualify for states, which will be played on June 2-3. To qualify, a team must finish among the top two at its regional, or finish with 18 or more points. At those regions where there are eight teams or fewer, any team with 10 or more points - in addition to the automatic qualifiers - also makes it out.
Here's a look at all of Oakland County's teams and my predictions on who will make it out:

Division 1 at Novi - Friday
(Brighton, Hartland, Howell, Lakeland, Livonia Stevenson, Milford, Northville, Novi, Walled Lake Central, Walled Lake Northern, Walled Lake Western)
Automatic qualfiers: Northville, Novi
Additional qualifiers: None

Division 1 at Grosse Pointe South 
(Cass Tech, Detroit Kettering, Detroit Western International, Fraser, Grosse Pointe South, Sterling Heights, Troy, Troy Athens, Utica Stevenson, Warren-Mott, Warren Cousino)
Automatic qualifiers: Grosse Pointe South, Troy
Additional qualifiers: Troy Athens

Division 1 at Rochester - Friday 
(Clarkston, Lake Orion, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Adams, Royal Oak, Southfield-Lathrup, Stoney Creek, Waterford Kettering, Waterford Mott, West Bloomfield)
Automatic qualifiers: Clarkston, Rochester Adams
Additional qualifiers: None

Division 2 at North Farmington - Friday
(Avondale, Bloomfield Hills Andover, Bloomfield Hills Lahser, Dexter, Farmington, Farmington Hills Harrison, Farmington Hills Mercy, North Farmington, Pinckney, South Lyon)
Automatic qualifiers: Bloomfield Hills Andover, Bloomfield Hills Lahser
Additional qualifiers: Farmington Hills Mercy

Division 2 at Birmingham Seaholm - Thursday
(Berkley, Birmingham Groves, Birmingham Marian, Birmingham Seaholm, Detroit Henry Ford, Detroit Renaissance, Garden City, Redford Union, Redford Thurston, Southfield)
Automatic qualifiers: Birmingham Marian, Birmingham Seaholm
Additional qualifiers: None

Division 2 at Holly - Friday
(Bay City Central, Clio, Fenton, Flint Northwestern, Flint Kearsley, Flushing, Holly, Lapeer East, Lapeer West, Ortonville-Brandon, Swartz Creek)
Automatic qualifiers: Holly, Fenton
Additional qualifiers: None

Division 3 at Birmingham Detroit Country Day - Thursday
(Country Day, Cranbrook, Dearborn Divine Child, Detroit International Academy, Detroit Northwestern, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Livonia Ladywood, Madison Heights Lamphere, South Lyon East, Warren Fitzgerald)
Automatic qualifiers: Cranbrook, Country Day
Additional qualifiers: None

Division 4 at Ann Arbor Greenhills - Thursday
(Allen Park Cabrini, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, Ann Arbor Greenhills, Clawson, GP Woods University Liggett, Madison Heights Bishop Foley, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central, Onsted, Riverview Gabriel Richard, Royal Oak Shrine, West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy)
Automatic qualifiers: Monroe St. Mary Catholic, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard
Additional qualifiers: None

Division 4 at Almont
(Algonac, Almont, Armada, Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart, Clarkston-Everest Collegiate, Flint Southwestern Academy, Flint Powers Catholic, Imlay City, Lake Fenton, Mt. Morris EA Johnson, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep)
Automatic qualifiers: Sacred Heart, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep
Additional qualifiers: None


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