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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.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Washed away today

Haven't heard if all tennis matches have been rained out today, but a big one at Birmingham Marian was postponed until Monday. The Mustangs were set to host Seaholm in a big, big match that will go a long way in helping to determine seeding for next week's Division 2 regional at Seaholm.
Both teams will be a big player at the state tournament on June 2-3.
When the teams do play early next week, I expect the singles matches to be pretty competitive, but the doubles should be really good to watch. Expect it to be a 5-3, 4-4 final.

- Another match scheduled for Wednesday - Andover vs. Mercy - is also important for seeding purposes. Both teams are in the same region at North Farmington. And though Andover is heavily favored in this match - and to win the regional - it would be in Mercy's best interest to perform well. I see Mercy and Lahser battling it out for runner-up honors at the regional. The two teams tied 4-4 last week. It would benefit them both to have favorable seeds heading into the tournament. It's possible both play well enough to score enough points for a third team to make it, but they'd have to pull off some upsets over Andover to do so.

- Nice to see Cranbrook's Alex Najarian return to the Cranes' lineup this past weekend. And the team certainly needed her against Country Day yesterday. The sophomore beat Amabel Karoub 7-5, 6-4 to help her team to a 5-3 victory. Country Day was missing Marina Selenica at No. 3 singles, but her replacement, Maria Schniex filled in nicely, getting the win. The Yellowjackets seem to have the better singles lineup of the two schools, but Cranbrook's doubles are better. Both teams will be a force at the Division 3 state finals.

- Kelsey Meyer and Olivia Jenkins won the first doubles championship as Lamphere finished fourth overall at the MAC Silver tournament Tuesday. Warren-Mott and St. Clair Shores Lakeview shared the title with 44 points each. Marine City was third with 33, followed by Lamphere (33), Warren Fitzgerald (32), Clawson (18) and St. Clair Shores South Lake (17). The Rams' second doubles team of Iesha Bush and Megan Moore, as well as the fourth doubles team of Maryann Siba and Myrna Siba finished second at their flights.


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