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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.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Regionals come and go; Now it's on to states

Clarkston had a reason to celebrate after winning the
Division 1 regional at Rochester on Friday.
Sad to say it, but the tennis season is nearly over. But, with that being said, it's also the most exciting time of the year for Oakland County teams. Most set their sights on the state tournaments. And that's what we have left.
With seven county teams being ranked in the top-five in the latest state rankings (in their divisions), a state championship is within reason. In fact, it's expected for a couple programs. I won't get into that now. My predictions are upcoming next week, once we've seen the state draws.
I want to take some time to congratulate everyone on a great season (so far) and give a shout out to those who will be playing in the state tournaments in two weeks.
There were six regional (team) champions this past weekend. Clarkston and Farmington Hills Mercy each captured Division 1 titles. Seaholm and North Farmington won easily in Division 2. Cranbrook nearly swept the field in the Division 3 regional it hosted, while Sacred Heart beat out Liggett for the Division 4 regional title in Almont.
In all, 15 county teams qualified in the four divisions. Joining the above six will be Novi, Troy, Bloomfield Hills and West Bloomfield in Division 1, Marian, Holly and Farmington in Division 2 and Country Day and Notre Dame Prep in Division 3.
A special congrats must go to those individual qualifiers - No. 1 singles players not on qualifying teams - moving on to the finals. In Division 1, Walled Lake Northern's Sophie Reismuller won her flight at the Novi region. Royal Oak's Ivona Gorgioski reached the final at the Groves regional and will participate in her first state tournament in Division 2. And Clarkston Everest Collegiate/WOLL's Carly Sutkiewicz blew away the Division 4 competition in Almont and will make the trip to Grand Blanc/Holly.
The state tournaments will be held on May 30-31 at the following sites:
Division 1 — Midland
Division 2 — Holland
Division 3 — Kalamazoo
Division 4 — Grand Blanc/Holly
I will blog my finals predictions early next week, so stay tuned. And PLEASE check out all the photos (in the slideshows) in our stories - it really does make a difference. I'm counting on everyone to look at all the photos! Thanks.
Below are the regional results I received or was able to track down from this past weekend.

(at Grosse Pointe South)
TEAM SCORES — Grosse Pointe South 31, Troy 24, Troy Athens 17, Fraser 11, Sterling Heights 7, Cousino 6, Mott 5, Cass Tech 3, East Detroit 0, Martin Luther King 0
CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES — Raven Neely (GPS) d. Amanda Guo (T) 6-1, 6-1; Madie Flournoy (GPS) d. Abbey Rice (T) 6-2, 6-1; Brooke Willard (GPS) d. Tiffany Chen (T) 6-0, 6-2; Maddie Paolucci (GPS) d. Hope Ma (TA) 6-0, 6-2 CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES — Samantha Perry-Maggie Sweeney (GPS) d. Lillian Liang-Deepthi Devireddy (T) 6-0, 6-1; Sydney Keller-Morgane Flournoy (GPS) d. Arushi Mahajan-Clare Keating (T) 6-4, 6-2; Julianne Fava-Leena Penumalee (T) d. Angelica Kalogeridis-Jennifer Moy (GPS) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1; Ginny Hayden-Kelly Beardslee (GPS) d. Katie Forche-Erica Friesen (T) 6-3, 6-1

(at Rochester)
TEAM SCORES — Clarkston 27, Bloomfield Hills 26, West Bloomfield 19, Stoney Creek 14, Rochester Adams 10, Rochester 7, Lake Orion 4, Oxford 2, Waterford Kettering 1, Waterford Mott 1, Southfield-Lathrup 1
CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES — Lexi Baylis (C) d. Mollie Fox (BH) 6-0, 6-4; Isabella Spindler (C) d. Kerry Hu (BH) 6-4, 6-4; Dana Olsen (C) d. Katrin Gurvich (WB) 6-1, 6-0; Paige Olsen (C) d. Meryl Reams (BH) 6-2, 6-2
CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES — Gillian Meyers-Sara Cahn (WB) d. Erin Weingarten-Maddie Fox 5-7, 6-2, 6-3; Brittany Silverman-Charlotte Garrison (BH) d. Caitlin McCaghy-Mackenzie Sowers 6-0, 6-3; Natalie Langnas-Rheanna Henney (BH) d. Amy Brozovich-Becca Gorz (C) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1; Marie Baenen-Ester Yi (BH) d. Riley Budzinski-Olivia Baylis (C) 6-0, 7-5

(at Birmingham Groves)
TEAM SCORES — Birmingham Seaholm 22, Birmingham Marian 17, Birmingham Groves 8, Berkley 4, Royal Oak 4, Avondale 0, Southfield 0
CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES — Labina Petrovska (BS) d. Ivona Gorgioski (RO) 6-1, 6-1; Lauren Frazier (BS) d. Breann Lunghamer (BM) 6-2, 6-1; Claire Markley (BS) d. Catherine Yaldoo (BM) 6-2, 6-1; Rachel Fenberg (BS) d. Sophia Balardo (BM) 6-2, 6-4
CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES — Tatyanna Dadabbo-Bianca Emde (BM) d. Jackie Meier-Laine Boitos (BS) 6-2, 7-6; Mollie MacEachern-McKenna Landis (BM) d. Sam Lareau-Caity Buechner (BS) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0; Emily McDermott-Meaghan Flynn (BS) d. Caroline Cibulas-Mallory Hudson (BM) 6-3, 6-4; Sophie Dixon-Lisa Johnston (BS) d. Marta Colosimo-Katie Champion (BM) 6-3, 6-3

(at North Farmington)
TEAM SCORES — North Farmington 31, Farmington 23, Dearborn Heights Crestwood 13, South Lyon 11, Farmington Hills Harrison 9, Dexter 9, Detroit Cody 0, Garden City 0, Redford Thurston 0
CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES — Arti Vaishnav (NF) d. Sheryl Carter (FHH) 6-0, 6-1; Rachel Gringlas (NF) d. Clarissa Gaddis (FHH) 6-4, 6-2; Shannon Kenny (NF) d. Aneesha Yander (F) 1-0, ret.; Isha Nadgauda (F) d. Ashley Sauerbrey (NF) 6-1, 6-1
CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES — Maura Ehrlich-Andi Kopitz (NF) d. Priyanka Sakthikumar-Ashley Tran (F) 6-4, 6-3; Alyssa Cutcher-Kyra Cutcher (NF) d. Maria Peurach-Natalia Peurach (F) 6-2, 6-4; Eva Pitts-Dania Abdulhamid (NF) d. Sharon Thomas-Samantha Miller (F) 6-2, 6-1; Myra Visser-Madison Selinsky (NF) d. Shreya Raman-Sarah Bayani (F) 6-1, 6-1

(at Holly)
TEAM SCORES — Fenton 25, Holly 22, Lapeer West 15, Flushing 14, Lapeer East 12, Alpena 5, Ortonville-Brandon 5, Bay City Central 4, Flint Kearsley 3, Clio 2, Bay City Western 2
CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES — Madison Ballard (F) d. Natalie Clink (H) 6-2, 6-1; Sydney Phipps (F) d. Blake Clements (LW) 6-2, 2-0, ret.; Josie Foguth (F) d. Mary Beth Pfund (LW) 6-3, 7-5; Megan Donovan (LE) d. Alycia Kigar (LW) 7-5, 6-4
CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES — Carley Postma-Sydney Renehan (H) d. Ashley Bearden-Hannah Horton (F) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3; Clancey Gleason-Elizabeth Newman (FL) d. Abby Rachor-Sylee Kiran (F) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5; Katie Kurncz-Kendrah Praedel (F) d. Alanah Rau-Paige Reid (H) 6-4, 7-5; Katherine Skubik-Abby Graff (H) d. Madalyn Wendling-Katherine Huber (FL) 6-0, 6-0

(at Cranbrook)
TEAM SCORES — Cranbrook Kingswood 31, Detroit Country Day 23, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 18, Madison Heights Lamphere 13, Center Line 7, Goodrich 5, Ferndale 4, Hazel Park 3, Redford Union 3, Flint Southwestern 2
CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES — Alexandria Najarian (CK) d. Sasha Hartje (DCD) 6-4, 6-0; Anna Short (CK) d. Haley Mullins (DCD) 6-2, 7-6 (2); Madelyn Karoub (DCD) d. Emily Harvey (CK) 6-0, 6-0; Jazz Teste (CK) d. Sarah Carroll 7-5, 7-6 (6)
CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES — Meg Phyle-Amanda Simmons (CK) d. Annie Boniface-Julie Boniface (NDP) 6-2, 6-2; Holly Meers-Amanda Twu (CK) d. Hannah DiNardo-Allison Kavanagh (NDP) 6-1, 6-3; Lauren Lanzon-Mackenzie Beckett (CK) d. Sharmila Prabhu-Lydia Wang (DCD) 6-3, 6-4; Sauma Du-Sloane Wysocki (CK) d. Samantha Prince-Tara Tang (DCD) 6-2, 6-0

(at Almont)
TEAM SCORES — Academy of the Sacred Heart 27, Liggett 24, Clarkston Everest 15, Almont 12, Marine City 5, Wixom St. Catherine 4, Imlay City 4, Clawson 2, Bishop Foley 1
CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES — Carly Sutkiewicz (CEC) d. Grace Whitney (Imlay City) 6-2, 6-3; Teresa Walawender (ASH) d. Sara Anthony (L) 6-3, 6-0; Tate Lehmann (ASH) d. Jane Ninivaggi (L) 6-1, 6-0; Brenna MacArthur (ASH) d. Hannah Homsy (L) 6-2, 6-0
CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES — Gretchen Lemon-Sarah Spangler (ASH) d. Mara Hillyer-Caroline Echrich (L) 6-1, 6-1; Stella Betrus-Kendall Lehmann (ASH) d. Ellene Bricolas-Rita Sidhu (L) 6-4, 6-3; Hannah Evans-Shannon Milner (ASH) d. Rayna Patel-Gabby Cavataio (L) 6-2, 6-2; Renata Szymanski-Grace Drettman (L) d. Sarah Panone-Jackie Zielinski (ASH) 6-2, 6-4

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