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Bloomfield Hills captures D1 tennis regional WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • Tia Mukherjee of Bloomfield Hills makes a return against West Bloomfield's Melissa Strome at No. 1 singles Friday. Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • West Bloomfield's Melissa Strome reaches for a shot at No. 1 singles. Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Bloomfield Hills was the best of the field of teams at the Division 1 tennis regional at Stoney Creek High School. The BlackHawks scored 30 points to win the team title and Stoney Creek was second with 19. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).

Blackhawks outdistance runnerup Stoney Creek

ROCHESTER HILLS - The winds came and they never went away Friday at the regional tennis tournament at Stoney Creek High.

But it didn't matter to Bloomfield Hills, who blew away the competition by scoring 30 points to qualify for the state tournament. Stoney Creek was a distant second with 19 and West Bloomfield was third with 13 points with Rochester Adams following. The top two teams automatically qualify for the state finals.

"They're playing to their seeds (and) we had one upset so that's good," said Stoney Creek coach Gina Petherick.

But the Black Hawks from Bloomfield Hills were even better. Tia Mukherjee topped West Bloomfield's Melissa Strome 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 1 singles final for Bloomfield Hills.

"Probably being patient," said Mukherjee of her victory. "It was tough with this wind (and) it was easier to hold service than to break service."

Mukherjee lost in the semifinal round at last year's state tournament and is looking to advance further this time. "It feels good knowing I'm in a good spot going into states," she said.

Maddie Fox and Alexa Bernard were also winners at No. 1 doubles for the Black Hawks.

Lake Orion's Cierra Levering and Heather Kulkis reached the No. 3 doubles semifinals. "It was a little rough," Levering described of the wind conditions, "(and) we got used to it and used it to our advantage."

Clarkston's Sam Weber reached the semifinals before falling to Strome and Oxford's Lauren Opalewski fell to Mukherjee in the semifinals.

Bloomfield Hills coach Chris Dobson was confident going into the tournament. "We're doing really well, we feel like we're definitely in the mix (for the state tournament)," he said. "It's more about the state tournament than the regional. We definitely feel we can compete with any team in the state."

Lindsey Stration of Stoney Creek battled Pooja Natarajan of West Bloomfield at No. 2 singles in the semifinals.

Last Updated: 5/18/2017 10:02:01 PM EST


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