Portage Central, Forest Hills Central share Division 2 Tennis title, Greenhills wins eighth straight in Division 4
In the Division 2 Boys Tennis Finals, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central and Portage Central each tallied 30 points for a share of the state championship on Saturday afternoon.
Midland Dow finished in second place with 27 points, while Birmingham Seaholm, Birmingham Groves and Detroit U-D Jesuit finished in a three-way tie for fourth place with 17 points.
It is the second straight year that Forest Hills Central has claimed at least a share of the Division 2 state championship.
Portage Central’s Bill Duo won the Division 1, No. 1 singles title, topping Forest Hills Central’s Connor Genschaw in the championship match, 6-4, 6-3. Midland Dow’s Michael Szabo won the No. 2 singles title, while Portage Central’s Lucas Guy won the No. 3 singles title and Jacob Wiltjer claimed the No. 4 singles title in Division 2.
Kento Hirakawa and Cameron Raedy of Portage Central needed three sets to win the No. 1 doubles title, toppng U-D Jesuit’s Louis Wyre and Joey Wilson. Justin James and Aidan Runbrandt of Forest Hills Central won the No. 2 doubles title and teammates Tim Spurlin and Jack Ziegler won the No. 3 doubles championship. Forest Hills Central’s team of Peyton Herbert and Mike Battiste also won the No. 4 doubles title.
For the eight straight year, Ann Arbor Greenhills won the Division 4 Boys Tennis state title, scoring 36 points, while Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett totaled 28 points to finish in second place and Traverse City St. Francis finished in third place with 19 points.
In No. 1 singles, Otsego’s Luke Ford would claim the state title, topping Williamston’s Oliver Weaver, 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-3. Sam Talsma of Greenhills won the No. 2 singles state championship, while Gage Feldeisen, also of Greenhills, earned the state title in No. 3 singles. Greenhills also took home the state championship in No. 4 singles as Andy Xie would win in two sets.
The Greenhills team of Brandon Johnson and Jack Harris topped Matt Krintz and Jarrett Berends of NorthPointe Christian, 6-4, 6-3, to claim the No. 1 doubles state championship. Greenhills also won the No. 2 doubles title as Connor Todd and Mitchell Gajar topped Liggett’s team of Will Gersch and Dave Sekhon in three sets. Liggett’s Casey Scroggin and Alex Azar won the No. 3 doubles title and the No. 4 doubles state championship match will take place on Monday.