Tennis Team Heads to States!

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Congratulations to our DLS Tennis Team, headed to the MHSAA Division 2 State Finals this weekend in Kalamazoo at Kalamazoo College. Full list of qualifiers

Additional congratulations to Coach Mr. Jacob Jones, named Regional Coach of the Year.  He also handles the Tennis Twitter account

The Pilots took first or second in every tournament this season, including the CHSL,before finishing second at the Oct. 13 Regionals at Grosse Pointe North. The top two teams in each Region qualify for the State Tournament. DLS heads to K’zoo along with the Norsemen.

Jones said the team had a great year, and “we had a lot of young players, and I’m proud of how they played.”

The team includes

  • Andrew Meldrum, junior, #1 Singles
  • Robbie Shiner, sophomore, #2 Singles
  • Joseph Janusch, freshman, #3 Singles
  • Mike Jones, senior, #4 Singles
  • Paul Didio, sophomore, and Robert Smith, junior, #1 Doubles
  • Matthew Merrick, senior, and Andy Janusch, sophomore, #2 Doubles
  • Alec Westphal, junior, and Justin Fedler, senior, #3 Doubles
  • Adam Ross, senior, and Nicholas Binno, junior, #4 Doubles

The team began its 2017 season August 8, with 1 1/2 – 2 hour practices every weekday throughout the season at their home courts at Macomb Community College on 12 Mile Rd. 

Tournaments and finishes include:

Regional, second place

CHSL Tournament, second place

Lancer Tournament, first place

Cousino Quad, first place

Tennis for Troops, second place

L’Anse Creuse Quad, first place

Armada Quad, first place

Eisenhower JV Tournament, first place

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