Tennis: Pioneers net two state champions to finish fifth; Huron takes third overall

 
 

Pioneer had state champions in two flights while Huron sent two flights to championship matches on Saturday at the MHSAA Division 1 State Finals on Saturday at the Greater Midland Tennis Center.

In the overall team standings, Bloomfield Hills finished first with 30 points, just two better than runner-up Troy. Huron landed in third place overall with 22 points, one better than Brother Rice and two better than Pioneer. Skyline finished the two-day tournament in eighth place with 11 points.

At four singles, Pioneer’s Stanley Rhodes was a state champion after winning 7-6(1) 3-6 6-0.

At three doubles, Pioneer’s Connor Streeter and Brendan Karsch were state champions after winning 6-0, 6-4.

Here are how the local participants did on Saturday at the D-1 state finals.

No. 2 Singles Semifinals #2 Kobie Mueller, Ann Arbor Huron d. #3 Sid Amarnath, Novi, 6-2 6-3
Finals
#1 Brennan Cimpeanu, Troy d. #2 Kobie Mueller, Ann Arbor Huron, 7-6(5) 7-6(3)

No. 4 Singles Semifinals #1 Samir Rajani, Northville d. #4 Zack Oesterle, Birmingham Brother Rice, 6-2 0-6 6-3#2 Stanley Rhodes, Ann Arbor Pioneer d. #3 Michael Shi, Ann Arbor Huron, 6-4 4-6 7-6(0).
Finals
#2 Stanley Rhodes, Ann Arbor Pioneer d. #1 Samir Rajani, Northville, 7-6(1) 3-6 6-0

No. 2 Doubles Semifinals #1 Niko Mamatas / Riley Mcnulty, Birmingham Brother Rice d. #4 Matt Kelley / Anvi Rao, Ann Arbor Huron, 6-3 7-5

No. 3 Doubles Semifinals #1 Connor Streeter / Brendan Karsch, Ann Arbor Pioneer d. #5 James Mackenzie / Doug Prew, Birmingham Brother Rice, 6-3 6-4#2 Adrian Wilen / Chris Sauer, Bloomfield Hills d. #6 Alex Yang / Aniket Dagar, Troy, 1-6 6-3 6-2
Finals
#1 Connor Streeter / Brendan Karsch, Ann Arbor Pioneer d. #2 Adrian Wilen / Chris Sauer, Bloomfield Hills, 6-0 6-4

No. 4 Doubles Semifinals #4 Marvin Jiang / Charlie Peng, Troy d. #1 Kyle Peres / Alex Walkon, Bloomfield Hills, 6-4, 7-6(4)#3 T.J. Bai / Nick Grosh, Ann Arbor Huron d. #2 Nick Wu / Eric Zhou, Ann Arbor Pioneer, 2-6 6-4 6-2
Finals
#4 Marvin Jiang / Charlie Peng, Troy d. #3 T.J. Bai / Nick Grosh, Ann Arbor Huron, 6-2 6-1

In an omission from Friday’s story, Huron’s Owen Kelley reached the quarterfinals at one singles before losing 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 to Clarkston.

 

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