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Dancing into finals

Supporters come out for the ceremony, June 15. Photo by Wendi ReardonClarkston Girls Varsity Tennis Team. File photo (click for larger version)
June 20, 2012 - The Lady Wolves were prepping for their MHSAA Tennis State Finals and practicing hitting tennis balls back and forth to their teammates

Then they stopped, they spun around going to the ground and jumped back up. They started singing and dancing to Carly Rae's song "Call Me Maybe."

"They practiced for a couple of weeks," said Clarkston Girls Varsity Tennis Head Coach Becky Freeman. "They all worked together as a team and it was very cute."

As a team, they finished at the state finals in second place, one point away from first place. They also tied with Port Huron Northern with 25 points.

"They all played well," said Freeman. "It was a strong second place finish."

Lexi Baylis won her second state championship in Singles #1 and finished at the state tournament, 4-0. Paige Olsen won her first championship in Singles #3 and also went 4-0.

For doubles, Dana Olsen and Olivia Dunn won the state title in court one, going 4-0 for the meet.

Katie Brozovich finished her senior season as runner-up in Singles #1, finishing 3-1 at the meet.

Abbey Hubregsen went 1-1 for the state finals in Singles #4 and ended her season in the quarterfinals.

Amy Wozniak and Allie Wilson, in court two for doubles went 1-1 in the state meet; Mackenzie Bedor and Jordan Stuart, in court three, finished 0-1; Monique Zentner and Katie Hubregsen, in court four, finished 2-1.

The girls won their second consecutive regional title during the season. They scored 30 points out of a possible 32 points. Each court had a Clarkston player on it for the championship rounds. The Lady Wolves ended finishing with six players winning their match.

They finished the season ranked second place in Division 1. They went 17-3-1 in dual matches and finished the OAA Red sharing the title with Birmingham Seaholm this season. For tournamenths, they tied for first at the Holly Red and White Tournament and placed second at the Ann Arbor Pioneer Invitational.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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