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Jason Schmitt is the editor of MIPrepZone.com, 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.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Adams gets boost in rankings; Huron tops loaded Novi Invite field


Rochester Adams' Oliver Li beat
Clarkston's Matt Dahl Monday.
Adams gets well-deserved boost
Rochester Adams, which was ranked among Division 1's Top-10 teams earlier this season, re-appeared in this week's rankings. I'm not quite sure why the Highlanders had dropped out, but their playing some good tennis now and moved back up to No. 5.
The team is coming off a recent stretch where it tied Troy (4-4), beat Groves (6-2), West Bloomfield (7-1) and most recently, Clarkston (6-2) on Monday. Led by Justin Hyman at No. 1, the team split its four matches with the host Wolves. Hyman and No. 2, Oliver Li, picked up wins for Adams, while Ian Stuart and Alexis Haselwanter accounted for Clarkston's lone wins on the afternoon. Adams' doubles lineup looked awfully good, winning all four flights in straight sets. Matt and Scott Lillie, Sylvester Jaing and Ashish Tripathi, Austin Trieu and Rishi Mehta and Kritin Arya and David Wang were near flawless on the day.

Huron tops loaded field at Novi
I'm sifting through the results from Saturday's Novi Invitational quad and Ann Arbor Huron positioned itself as the team to - once again - beat at the Division 1 state tournament. The River Rats swept three flights and scored a pair of victories at all eight flights. Rice wasn't far behind, winning three flights itself. Novi (Tim Wang) swept one flight - 1-singles. Below are complete, match-by-match - if you will - results from the tournament. Along with Wang, Huron's Kevin Mei and Colin Williams, along with Brother Rice's Jack Winkler, all won singles titles. In doubles, Huron's Aaron Brodkey and Akihiro Ota were unbeaten at 1-doubles. Rice's Joey Hildebrand and David Weatherford (2-doubles) and Brendon Dillon and Joe Paradiso (3-doubles) were perfect on the day, while Huron's Will Brenner and Orion Sang won 4-doubles based on a tiebreaker (fewest games lost) after winning two of three matches.


NOVI INVITATIONAL (QUAD)
Ann Arbor Huron 19, Birmingham Brother Rice 17, Novi 10, Troy 2

BIRMINGHAM BROTHER RICE 5, NOVI 3
SINGLES — Tim Wang (N) d. Blake Hildebrand 6-0, 6-1; Chase Peery (BBR) won by default; Koushik Kondapi (N) d. John Ciraci 6-1, 6-2; Jack Winkler (BBR) d. Maxx Anderson 6-1, 6-3

DOUBLES — Connor Parks-George Hamaty (BBR) d. Andrew Ying-Michael Chang 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-2; Joey Hildebrand-David Weatherford (BBR) d. Shashank Chitta-Kevin Xu 6-3, 6-4; Brendan Dillon-Joe Paradiso (BBR) d. Tim Lu-Sri Gotur 6-4, 6-2; David Mehl-Raymond Wen (N) d. Patrick Hamil-Dan Lunghamer 7-5, 6-4
BIRMINGHAM BROTHER RICE 8, TROY 0
SINGLES — Blake Hildebrand (BBR) d. Michael Faber 6-2, 6-3; Chase Peery (BBR) d. Vinai Reddy 6-4, 7-6 (7); John Ciraci (BBR) d. Tarun Kalyaranman 6-4, 6-3; Jack Winkler (BBR) d. Sai Kagithala 6-3, 6-2
DOUBLES — Connor Parks-George Hamaty (BBR) d. Connor Dubay-Alex Balte 6-0, 6-1; Joey Hildebrand-David Weatherford (BBR) d. Vince Thieu-Sachin Ketkar 6-0, 6-3; Brendan Dillon-Joe Paradiso (BBR) d. Pramod Mulabagula-Andrae Ingram 7-5, 6-4; Patrick Hamil-Dan Lunghamer (BBR) d. Kevin Fietsam-Mark Elinski 7-5, 6-1

NOVI 6, TROY 2
SINGLES — Tim Wang (N) d. Michael Faber 6-0, 6-4; Vinai Reddy (T) d. Andre Liu 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4); Koushik Kondapi (N) d. Tarun Kalyaranman 6-1, 6-1; Maxx Anderson (N) d. Sai Kagithala 6-2, 6-4
DOUBLES — Andrew Ying-Michael Chang (N) d. Connor Dubay-Alex Balte 6-1, 6-0; Shashank Chitta-Kevin Xu (N) d. Vince Thieu-Sachin Ketkar 6-1, 6-1; Pramod Mulabagula-Andrae Ingram (T) d. Tim Lu-Sri Gotur 6-1, 6-4; David Mehl-Raymond Wen (N) d. Kevin Fietsam-Mark Elinski 6-4, 6-2

ANN ARBOR HURON 4, BIRMINGHAM BROTHER RICE 4
SINGLES — Jack Petersen (AAH) d. Blake Hildebrandt 6-1, 6-2; Kevin Mei (AAH) d. Chase Peery 6-1, 6-1; Colin Williams (AAH) d. John Ciraci 6-1, 5-7, 6-1; Jack Winkler (BBR) d. David Gandham 6-2, 6-1
DOUBLES — Aaron Brodkey-Akihiro Ota (AAH) d. Connor Parks-George Hamaty 6-4, 6-4; Joey Hildebrand-David Weatherford (BBR) d. Austin Luker-Jason Chen 7-6 (4), 6-3; Brendan Dillon-Joe Paradiso (BBR) d. Michael Bondin-Danny Friedman 7-5, 7-6 (2); Patrick Hamil-Dan Lunghamer (BBR) d. Will Brenner-Orion Sang 6-4, 7-6 (5)

ANN ARBOR HURON 7, NOVI 1
SINGLES — Tim Wang (N) d. Jack Petersen 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; Kevin Mei (AAH) d. Andre Liu 3-6, 6-1, 6-1; Colin Williams (AAH) d. Koushik Kondapi 7-6 (3), 6-1; David Gandham (AAH) d. Maxx Anderson 6-4, 6-2
DOUBLES — Aaron Brodkey-Akihiro Ota (AAH) d. Andrew Ying-Michael Chang 6-4, 1-6, 6-3; Austin Luker-Jason Chen (AAH) d. Shashank Chitta-Kevin Xu 6-4, 6-3; Michael Bondin-Danny Friedman (AAH) d. Tim Lu-Sri Gotur 6-3, 3-6, 6-1; Will Brenner-Orion Sang (AAH) d. David Mehl-Raymond Wen 6-2, 6-3

ANN ARBOR HURON 8, TROY 0
SINGLES — Jack Petersen (AAH) d. Michael Faber 6-0, 6-0; Kevin Mei (AAH) d. Vinai Reddy 6-1, 6-1; Colin Williams (AAH) d. Tarun Kalyaranman 6-0, 6-4; David Gandham (AAH) d. Sai Kagithala 6-0, 6-0
DOUBLES — Aaron Brodkey-Akihiro Ota (AAH) d. Connor Dubay-Alex Balte 6-1, 6-1; Austin Luker-Jason Chen (AAH) d. Vince Thieu-Sachin Ketkar 6-7 (1), 7-5, 6-1; Michael Bondin-Danny Friedman (AAH) d. Pramod Mulabagula-Andrae Ingram 7-5, 6-1; Will Brenner-Orion Sang (AAH) d. Kevin Fietsam-Mark Elinski 6-3, 6-4

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice article, but the link of the picture is broken, please fix it. Thanks

September 25, 2013 at 10:55 AM 
Blogger Jason Schmitt said...

Anonymous: I don't doubt you are having trouble seeing the Brother Rice team photo - I can't see it on my iPhone. But I am having no problems seeing it online (Explorer, Chrome and Firefox browsers). So it's not anything I can fix. Sorry.

September 25, 2013 at 2:39 PM 
Blogger Jason Schmitt said...

Check that, I can now see it on my phone. It just took a minute to load.

September 25, 2013 at 2:40 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot see this picutre Rochester Adams' Oliver Li beat
Clarkston's Matt Dahl Monday

September 30, 2013 at 9:03 AM 

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