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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, October 10, 2012

Regional tennis predictions

On Thursday and Friday, 41 Oakland County schools will compete at nine different regionals in the hopes that they'll qualify for states, which will be played on Oct. 19-20. 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, Detroit Catholic Central, Hartland, Howell, Lakeland, Milford, Northville, Novi, Walled Lake Northern, Walled Lake Western)
Automatic qualifiers: Novi, Northville
Additional qualifiers: Detroit Catholic Central

Division 1 at Grosse Pointe South - Thursday
(Fraser, Grosse Pointe South, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Troy, Troy Athens, Utica Ford, Utica Stevenson, Warren-Mott, Warren-Cousino, Warren De La Salle)
Automatic qualifiers: Troy, Grosse Pointe South
Additional qualifiers: Troy Athens

Division 1 at Rochester - Thursday
(Brother Rice, Clarkston, Lake Orion, Rochester, Rochester Adams, Stoney Creek, Walled Lake Central, Waterford Kettering, Waterford Mott, West Bloomfield)
Automatic qualifiers: Brother Rice, Rochester Adams
Additional qualifiers: Stoney Creek

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

Division 2 at Birmingham Groves - Thursday
(Berkley, Birmingham Groves, Birmingham Seaholm, Dearborn Heights Crestwood, Dearborn Divine Child, Detroit Cody, Garden City, Redford Union, Southfield-Lathrup, Southfield)
Automatic qualifiers: Birmingham Groves, Birmingham Seaholm
Additional qualifiers: None

Division 2 at Fenton
(Alpena, Bay City Central, Fenton, Flint Kearsley, Flushing, Holly, Lapeer East, Lapeer West, Ortonville-Brandon, Saginaw Arthur Hill, Swartz Creek)
Automatic qualifiers: Holly, Flushing
Additional qualifiers: Ortonville-Brandon

Division 3 at Chelsea
(Adrian, Carleton-Airport, Chelsea, Dearborn Heights Robichaud, Grosse Ile, Jackson Northwest, Milan, Parma-Western, Riverview Community, South Lyon East, Trenton)
Automatic qualifiers: Chelsea, Trenton
Additional qualifiers: Parma-Western

Division 3 at Cranbrook-Kingswood
(Birmingham Detroit Country Day, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood, Detroit Henry Ford, Detroit Collegiate Prep, Detroit Pershing, Ferndale, Goodrich, Hazel Park, Madison Heights Lamphere, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep, West Bloomfield-Frankel Jewish Academy)
Automatic qualifiers: Detroit Country Day, Cranbrook-Kingswood
Additional qualifiers: None

Division 4 at Ann Arbor Greenhills - Thursday
(Allen Park Cabrini, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, Ann Arbor Greenhills, Ann Arbor Rudolph Steiner School, Clawson, Plymouth Christian, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central, River Rouge)
Automatic qualifiers: Ann Arbor Greenhills, Liggett
Additional qualifiers: None

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