Boys tennis gets ready for postseason

By: Jacob Herbert | C&G Newspapers | Published October 5, 2018

 West Bloomfield High junior Jacob Strome plays the ball at the net during a recent practice. Strome plays No. 1 doubles with Sahith Shankar. The Lakers are in a Division 1 regional Oct. 11, hosted by Salem High.

West Bloomfield High junior Jacob Strome plays the ball at the net during a recent practice. Strome plays No. 1 doubles with Sahith Shankar. The Lakers are in a Division 1 regional Oct. 11, hosted by Salem High.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

METRO DETROIT — Boys tennis teams from across the state have fought through an intense regular season and can now wipe their slate clean to get ready for the playoffs. 

The postseason begins with regional play Oct. 11-13 at various sites across the state. Following is a listing of the regionals featuring teams from the C & G Sports coverage area.

The top two teams in each regional earn automatic bids to their respective state final, with a chance of a third team if it earns 18 points. Individuals from nonqualifying teams can advance if they make the final in the No. 1 singles flight. 

The state finals for all divisions run Oct. 19-20. 

State rankings are noted in parentheses according to the Sept. 24 Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Association poll.

Division 1
8:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Salem High
Birmingham Brother Rice (No. 2), Canton High, Plymouth High, Plymouth Salem, Livonia Stevenson, Southfield A&T, West Bloomfield High and Westland John Glenn.

8 a.m. Oct. 12 at Novi High 
Walled Lake Northern, Novi High (No. 4), Novi Detroit Catholic Central and Walled Lake Central.

8:45 a.m. Oct. 11 at Grosse Pointe South     
Clinton Township Chippewa Valley, Dearborn Fordson, Grosse Pointe South (No. 5), Utica Ford II, Sterling Heights Stevenson, Troy High (No. 6), Troy Athens (tied for No. 8) and Warren Mott.

8 a.m. Oct. 12 at Utica Eisenhower
New Baltimore Anchor Bay, Macomb Dakota, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North, Port Huron Northern, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek, Utica Eisenhower and Utica High.

8:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Clarkston High
Bloomfield Hills High (No. 1), Clarkston High, Lake Orion High, Oxford High, Rochester High, Rochester Adams and Waterford Mott.

 

Division 2
8 a.m. Oct. 11 at North Farmington
Auburn Hills Avondale, North Farmington, Fenton High, Flushing High, Highland Milford, Holly High, Walled Lake Western and Waterford Kettering.

8 a.m. Oct. 11 at Birmingham Groves
Berkley High, Birmingham Groves (No. 3), Birmingham Seaholm (No. 2), Detroit Renaissance, U of D Jesuit (No. 5), Farmington High, Garden City High, Livonia Churchill, Livonia Franklin and Royal Oak High.

8:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at Grosse Pointe North
Fraser High, Grosse Pointe North, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse, Port Huron High, St. Clair Shores Lakeview, Sterling Heights High, Warren Woods Tower, Warren Cousino and Warren De La Salle.

 

Division 3
8 a.m. Oct. 11 at Trenton High
Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day (No. 2), Carleton Airport, Farmington Hills Harrison, Ferndale High, Hazel Park High, Redford Union, Riverview Community and Trenton High.

TBD at St. Clair High
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood (No. 1), Center Line High, Clawson High, Croswell Lexington, Madison Heights Lamphere, Marine City High, Marysville High, Richmond High and St. Clair High (No. 9).

 

Division 4
8 a.m. Oct. 10 at Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett
Almont High, Armada High, Liggett, Imlay City High, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep, West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy and Yale High.