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Almont nets second in regional tournament


May 26, 2010
ALMONT — The Almont girls' tennis team registered a second-place finish last Friday at a Division 4 regional it hosted.

When the final scores were posted, Bloomfield Hills Academy of Sacred Heart's 29-point total set the pace. Almont posted a 19-point total, good enough to claim second.

Those two schools advance to the Division 4 state finals scheduled for Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5 in Kalamazoo.

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Bobbi Enos, of Almont, won the first singles title at a Division 4 regional last Friday. photo by Kevin Kissane.

Eight other teams competed at the regional level. Their ranks consisted of Armada (13), Imlay City and Madison Heights Bishop Foley (12 apiece), Flint Powers (10), Royal Oak Shrine (three), Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes and Clawson (two each) along with Flint Southwestern Academy (one).

Bobbi Enos and Michelle Fox led Almont with flight titles that day. Enos advanced to the first singles title tilt where she obtained a 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 win against Bloomfield Hills Academy of Sacred Heart foe Jessica Davis, while Fox reached the second singles championship match where she picked up a 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Bloomfield Hills Academy of Sacred Heart's Kelsey Hildebrand.

Sierra Grant provided Almont with an individual flight second, that coming at the fourth singles position. Grant concluded her tournament stint with a 6-4, 5-7, 3-6 title tilt loss to Bloomfield Hills Academy of Sacred Heart counterpart Heidi Lemon.

Almont's fourth doubles team of Krissy Fulton and Maddie Burns netted a second as well. Fulton and Burns advanced to their flight's championship clash where they dropped a 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 4-6 verdict to Bloomfield Hills Academy of Sacred Heart's Maureen O'Brien and Hannah Forte.

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Brooke Streber (third singles) along with Olivia Papineau and Miranda Offner (third doubles) also gave a good account of themselves for Almont. Those competitors reached the semifinal round of their flight before bowing out.

The second doubles team of Allison Parsch and Hayley Kensington paced Imlay City with a second. Parsch and Kensington advanced to their flight's title tilt where they fell by a 1-6, 2-6 count to Bloomfield Hills Academy of Sacred Heart's Ali Finley and Mary Liesveld.

Kelsey Johnson (fourth singles) along with Taylor Reiff and Katharina Brodel (fourth doubles) also excelled for Imlay City that day. Those competitors reached the semifinal round of their flights before seeing their tournament runs end.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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