BerkleyOctober 9, 2012
Golf and tennis squads prepare for regional action
By Christian Davis
C & G Sports Writer
After a long season of battling for bragging rights in their conferences, the playoffs are just around the corner for girls golf and boys tennis.
Here’s a look where each local squad is headed for their regional to potentially start their run for a state championship.
In golf, the top three teams in the tournament move on, as do the top three individuals on non-qualifying teams.
For tennis, it’s the top two teams that gain automatic bids, with a chance of a third team if it earns 18 points. Individuals from non-qualifying teams can advance if they make the final in No. 1 singles.
Each tournament typically starts at 9 a.m., but is subject to change. Contact the host site for more details.
Division 2 at Pontiac Country Club, Oct. 10
Fenton High and Birmingham Seaholm come in as the favorites, ranked No. 4 and No. 7, respectively, in the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association poll.
Auburn Hills Avondale, Berkley High, Birmingham Groves, Bloomfield Hills Andover, Bloomfield Hills Marian, Highland Milford, Grosse Pointe North, Holly High, Ortonville Brandon, Pontiac High, Southfield-Lathrup and St. Clair Shores Lakeview make up the rest of the field.
Division 2 at Birmingham Groves, Oct. 11
Birmingham Seaholm and Birmingham Groves are no strangers when it comes to playoff tennis.
Seaholm enters the tournament ranked No. 7, while Groves stands at No. 9.
Berkley High, Dearborn Heights-Crestwood, Dearborn Divine Child, Detroit Cody, Garden City High, Southfield-Lathrup, Redford Union and Southfield High will look to pull off an upset and get into the top two.
Division 3 at Cranbrook, Oct. 11
Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day is ranked No. 1 in the state and looks to keep that status.
The Yellowjackets will be battling No. 4 Cranbrook, Detroit Henry Ford, Detroit Northwestern, Detroit Pershing, Ferndale High, Goodrich High, Hazel Park High, Madison Heights Lamphere, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep and West Bloomfield Frankel.