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June 5, 2013

South tennis finishes third in the state; Liggett, North also participate in tournament

By Mark Vest
C & G Sports Writer

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South tennis finishes third in the state; Liggett, North also participate in tournament
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett’s Clarissa Dixon is pictured practicing before a match during the season. The Knights finished in 19th place at the Division 4 state tournament.

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.

You can reach C & G Sports Writer Mark Vest at mvest@candgnews.com or at (586)279-1112. Twitter Follow Mark on Twitter.