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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.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

All-state tennis teams released

The Michigan High School Tennis Coaches' Association (MHSTeCA) released its all-state teams this morning, and there aren't too many surprises - or omissions - to talk about. The kids that deserved recognition - based on how the state picks its teams - made the list.
It was good to see Rochester Adams' Halle Hyman make the list. Playing in a stacked region that included the state's Nos. 2 and 4 seeds (Lexi Baylis and Raven Neely), she fell in the semifinals, denying her a trip to Midland. She was one of the top 5-6 players in Division 1, so it was nice to see her honored. She's just a sophomore, so she'll be hungry to come back and make a statement next season.
You can always tell the all-state teams - for the most part - are selected off performances at the state finals. The same names that are misspelled on the brackets are misspelled on the all-state listings (ie. Brittany Friesen, Meg Phyle). Don't worry, I corrected them for our publication.
Anyways, the all-county tennis team has been selected. We're now figuring out a day to run it (Thursday, perhaps). Stay tuned. I'll be in touch.


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