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Captain Kramer Kamp and J.P. Budzinski (click for larger version)
October 06, 2010 - Senior Kramer Kamp and junior J.P. Budzinski left Romeo High School's tennis courts feeling good on Sept. 25.

They had won their flights during the Van Dyke Invitational for the second consecutive year and took home the championships, Kamp for Singles #3 and Budzinski for Singles #4.

With both Kamp and Budzinski going 6-0 for the day helped the Boys Varsity Tennis team win the tournament.

"It's a good win," said Kamp. "I am proud of it."

Both contribute the win to the continued success from the entire team.

"We are an older team," said Kramer. "We are a lot more experienced. We are a lot closer and a lot better team than last year."

Budzinski agreed, adding they are a deep team.

"We picked up a few freshmen," he said adding they have helped.

"Both have been having a great season," said Coach Chas Claus, in the team's overall 5-5 season.

Kamp and Budzinski are looking towards the state finals on Sept. 15 as they head into Regionals this week.

"We have hope," said Budzinski.

"The team has never made finals," Kamp added. "It would be a good finish this year."

Budzinski has played tennis for almost six years and plays through the summer and winter.

"I live at a country club and just started to play," said Budzinski. "I used to play tennis but they are the same seasons."

Kamp picked up the sport one summer and has played over the last few summers. He spends his winter competing with the high school's swim team in the winter.

Kamp currently holds a 3.7 grade point average and Budzinski has a 3.4 GPA.

"It's a lot of fun being part of a high school team," Kamp invited for any aspiring players.

"Come out and play," Budzinski added. "We can make you better."

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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