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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, June 27, 2012

A different kind of all-county tennis team

You've seen my 2012 All-County Girls Tennis Team, which appeared in Sunday's Oakland Press. But I figured I would try to put together an all-county team or two (by flight) here on my blog. My teams generally feature higher singles and doubles flights, but this is a team sport.
And great teams are made up of eight great flights. So, without further adieu ...

All-County first team (by flight)
1S - Alexandria Najarian, Cranbrook
2S - Lexi Baylis, Clarkston
3S - Marina Selenica, Country Day
4S - Lauren Dietz, Marian
1D - Olivia Dunn/Dana Olsen, Clarkston
2D - Christy Snyder/Anna Hinrichs, Mercy
3D - Jackie Meier/Rachel Wilson, Seaholm
4D - Macy Hudson/Mallory Hudson, Marian

All-County second team
1S - Katie Brozovich, Clarkston
2S - Madelyn Karoub, Country Day
3S - Paige Olsen, Clarkston
4S - Jane Ziecik, Country Day
1D - Kelly Lunghamer/Olivia Underwood, Marian
2D - Paige Atkinson/Hailey Brownstein, Andover
3D - Briana Letica/Holly Meers, Cranbrook
4D - Katie Hubregsen/Monique Zentner, Clarkston

Honorable mention
1S - Mollie Fox, Lahser; Kerry Hu, Andover
2S - Labina Petrovska, Seaholm; Elaine Apaza, Marian; Kristen Law, Andover
3S - Lauren Frazier, Seaholm; Catherine Christian, Marian; Sarah Lipworth, Cranbrook
4S - Abbey Hubregsen, Clarkston; Claire Markley, Seaholm; Erin Moncrief, Notre Dame Prep; Alissa Rowens, Cranbrook
1D - Jessie Guindi/Margaux Kabodian, Mercy; Meg Phyle/Megan Simmons, Cranbrook; Kalie Collins/Tonya Malyarenko, Troy
2D - Hannah Gerard/Elia Wilson, Sacred Heart
3D - Molly Mackenzie/Bianca Emde, Marian; Alana Gutman/Jenna Yousif, Andover
4D - Lauren Lanzon/Christina Roualet, Cranbrook

My initial thought was to go with one first teamer, one second teamer and one honorable-mention selection at each flight. But when trying to find that "third" player for honorable mention - at select flights - it turned out to be impossible to pick just one, or even two. She beat her, but lost to that girl, who beat the first girl. Hence I had to go deep at a few flights (3S, 4S and 1D). In the end, this was an impressive list. And there are some state champions nowhere to be found.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christina Roualet and Lauren Lanzon (4D) beat both Marian and Clarkston. check the stats

April 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM 

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