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Bloomfield Hills, Novi share Division 1 Boys Tennis title, Cranbrook wins Division 3 state championship

By: Jeff Dullack, October 17, 2015, 6:22 pm

In the Division 1 Boys Tennis State Finals in Midland, Bloomfield Hills and Novi each totaled 26 points to clinch a share a state title.

Ann Arbor Pioneer finished in third place with 22 points.
It is the second consecutive year that Novi has won at least a share of the Division 1 boys tennis state title.

In the No. 1 singles, Northville’s Connor Johnston topped Josh Mukherjee 6-1, 6-1 to win the state championship. Novi’s Alex Wen won the No. 2 singles state title, while Bloomfield’s won the No. 3 singles championship. Ann Arbor Huron’s Chris Cho won the state championship in No. 4 singles.

In No. 1 doubles, Birmingham Brother Rice’s Sean Abelarde and Jarreau Campbell topped Troy’s team of Sai Kagithala and Kevin Fietsam 6-3, 6-4 to claim the state title. In No. 2 doubles, the top seeded team of Austin Choi and Robert Dong of Ann Arbor Huron claimed the state championship, while Ann Arbor Pioneer’s Gabe Kleer and Josh lee won the state title in No. 3 doubles. Pioneer would also take home the state title in No. 4 doubles as the top ranked team of Nikhil Kalia and Grant McLean topped Novi’s Aakash Ray and Nayan Makim, 7-5, 6-1.


In Division 3, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood won its first state title since 2010, as the Cranes totaled 38 points.

Detroit Country Day, which had won each of the previous four titles in Division 3, finished in second place with 30 points, East Grand Rapids took third place with 20 points.

Holland’s JP Avila won the No. 1 singles state championship as he topped Cranbrook’s Marc Sable, 6-1, 6-4. Cranbrook’s Benji Jacobson won the No. 2 singles state title, while teammate Justin Luo also won a state title for the Cranes in No. 4 singles. Country Day’s Michael Khaghany claimed the No. 3 singles state championship.

Cranbrook won state championships in all four of the doubles flights as the team of Nolan Trepeck and Matthew Gerard topped Country Day’s Damian Runkle and Adam Junn, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Chase Ghesquire and Steven Meng won the No. 2 doubles title for the Cranes and Brandon Kerr and Colin Petzold claimed the No. 3 doubles. In No. 4 doubles, Andrew Du and Jacob Yellen won the state championship for the Cranes.