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South tennis finishes third in the state; Liggett, North also participate in tournament
By Mark Vest
Posted June 5, 2013
Local girls tennis teams completed their seasons in state final tournaments May 31-June 1 at various locations.
Grosse Pointe South had the strongest finish of local squads, taking third place after scoring 20 points at the Division 1 tournament at the Midland Tennis Center. Port Huron Northern won the Division 1 state title, finishing with 24 points. Farmington Hills Mercy took second place with 22 points.
South’s top-three finish was helped by the state flight championship won by No. 4 singles player Madie Flournoy.
Maggie Sweeney (No. 3 singles) and Brooke Willard (No. 2 singles) also helped pick up some points for South, with Sweeney finishing as state runner-up and Willard making it to the semifinals.
The No. 4 doubles team of Morgane Flournoy and Kelly Beardslee also made it as far as the semifinals for South.
In other local tennis action:
Grosse Pointe North finished in a 14th place tie with Fenton at a Division 2 tournament at Grand Blanc/Holly. The Norsemen came away from the tournament with a total of five points.
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett finished in 19th place at the Division 4 tournament at Kalamazoo College. The Knights scored three points.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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