FROM STAFF REPORTS
MIDLAND — Traverse City Central has three flights still alive and is tied for third entering the final day of the Division 1 state tennis finals.
The Trojans scored 14 points on Friday at the Midland Tennis Center for a tie with Northville. Ann Arbor Huron leads with 24 points while Birmingham Brother Rice is second with 22. Play concludes today with the semifinals and finals.
TC Central is still alive in 2-4 doubles.
At No. 2 doubles, Sean Soupiset and Cam Young had a bye, a 7-6 (6), 6-4 win over Northville and a 6-2, 6-2 quarterfinal win over Port Huron Northern. They'll meet Novi — the No. 1 seed — in the semis.
Max Knoblock and Nick Yergens stayed alive at No. 3 doubles with a bye, a 6-1, 7-6 (3) win over Troy Athens and a 6-4, 7-6 (5) win over Ann Arbor Skyline. Up next in the semis is top-seeded Birmingham Brother Rice.
And at No. 4 doubles, Trey Pezzetti and Yani Beeker moved on with a bye, a 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 win over Ann Arbor Pioneer and a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 quarterfinal win over Troy. Another top-seeded Brimingham Brother Rice team awaits the Trojans in the semis.
TC Central had a win at No. 1 singles from Skyler Norgaard over Romeo (6-2, 6-3), Daniel Fedor got a win at No. 2 singles over Romeo (6-2, 6-1), Parker Berden won at No. 4 singles over Ann Arbor Skyline (6-3, 6-4) and the No. 1 doubles team of Hayden Drury and Caleb Heimburger had a bye and a 6-2, 6-1 win over Grosse Pointe South.
St. Francis has two doubles flights still alive as the Gladiators finished the first day of the Division 4 finals tied for fifth.
The Glads scored 14 points along with Portland at Kalamazoo on Friday. Ann Arbor Greenhills leads with 24 points while Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett and Ludington are second with 16.
For St. Francis, the No. 2 team of Chase Richmond and Blake Bandrowski had a bye, a 6-0, 6-0 win over Saginaw Nouvel and a 7-5, 6-3 win over University Liggett. They'll play top-seeded Ann Arbor Greenhills in the semis.
Also alive is the No. 3 team of Evan Primeau and Corey Boudrie, who entered as the No. 2 seed. They had a bye, a 6-4, 6-4 win over University Liggett and a 6-4, 6-4 win over Armada. Up next in the semis is the No. 6 seed from Comstock Park.
The Glads had a win at No. 3 singles from Jack Krcmarik over Grand Rapids Catholic Central (6-2, 6-2), a win at No. 4 singles from Patrick Burke over Grand Rapids West Catholic (6-2, 6-0), a victory at No. 1 doubles from Dan Wilson and Tanner Hobbs over Essexville Garber (6-3, 6-0) and a win at No. 4 doubles from Cole Gingras and Jay Jones over Portland (7-5, 6-3).