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Kyle Haboian was the No. 4 singles regional flight winner for Trenton, which qualified for the D2 state finals Thursday night. Photo by Dave Chapman

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For the third consecutive season, the Trenton boys’ tennis team is headed to the state finals.

In the Regional 19-3 tournament, hosted last Thursday by Grosse Ile, Trenton ended the day tied for first place with Parma Western with 21 points. Chelsea finished the day with 18 points and joined the Trojans and Parma Western as state qualifiers.

At No. 1 singles, Grosse Ile’s Tommy Daly earned a trip to states, as well, with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Parma Western’s Jonah Engle in the flight championship.

Whether Trenton remains tied for first, is yet to be determined, as the No. 2 doubles flight championship between Chelsea and Parma Western will not be played until tomorrow. A Parma Western victory would bump Trenton into second place, while a Chelsea win would maintain the deadlock at the top. Either way, all three squads are still headed to the state finals

As a team, Trenton won three flights on Thursday and reached the finals in two others. Also, host Grosse Ile captured two flights and reached the finals in one other.

At No. 2 singles Grosse Ile’s Adam Kopp beat the Trojans’ Justin Dunn 6-1, 6-4.

At No. 3 singles Trenton’s Parker Dukus lost 6-0, 6-1.

At No. 4 singles, Trenton’s Kyle Haboian won 6-2, 6-1.

At No. 3 doubles the Trojans’ Alec Macleod and Dustin Kane beat Grosse Ile’s Jason Kopp and Neil Smorch 6-1, 7-5.

At No. 4 doubles Trenton’s Colin Oakley and Evan Macleod won 6-2, 6-4.

The MHSAA Division 3 state finals are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Kalamazoo College.


Cabrini faced some tough competition Thursday and saw its season come to an end at the Regional 27-4 tournament, which was held at Ann Arbor Greenhills. Ranked No. 1 in the state in Division 4, host Greenhills came in first place and was followed by Ann Arbor Richard and Ann Arbor Rudolph Steiner. The Monarchs were the only squad from the Downriver area that competed in the regional. The No. 1 Cabrini doubles team of Paul Williams and Steve Hecmanczuk won 6-3, 6-2 against a foe from Plymouth Christian in the first round, but were bounced in the next round 6-2, 6-0 by an opponent from Ann Arbor Richard. The No. 2 Monarchs’ doubles team of Parker Carney and C.J. Franklin won against Detroit Communication Media Arts by default, but were then dropped in the next round 6-2, 6-2 by an opponent from Greenhills.

Trojans win Downriver League

With a first-place finish at the Downriver League Meet last Monday, Trenton wrapped up its third consecutive league title.The Trojans scored 20 points at the meet and finished ahead of second-place Carlson (15.25) and third-place Anderson (13). Rounding out the meet was Woodhaven (7.75) in fourth, Kennedy (7) in fifth, Roosevelt (6.75) in sixth, Allen Park (4) in seventh and both Truman (0.25) and Lincoln Park (0.25) tied for eighth. For the day, Trenton won three flights and had four runners-up, while Anderson and Carlson both claimed two flight championships and had two runners-up. At No. 1 singles Kennedy’s Matt Woloszyk beat Trenton’s Brett Murray 6-3, 6-2. At No. 2 singles Woodhaven’s Matt Dee knocked off Roosevelt’s Sam Head 6-4, 7-5. At No. 3 singles Trenton’s Parker Dukus won against Anderson’s Christian Sampson 6-3, 6-3. At No. 4 singles Anderson’s Patrick O’Hara got by Trenton’s Kyle Haboian 6-2, 6-2. At No. 1 doubles the Trenton team of Quinn Preston and Michael Kinney was victorious against Anderson’s Matt Cooper and Noah Massengill 6-3, 1-6, 10-7. At No. 2 doubles Anderson’s Ethan Antonishak and Austin Simpson paired up to beat Carlson’s Joey Carrer and Alex Montry 6-1, 6-4. At No. 3 doubles the Trenton duo of Dustin Kane and Alec Macleod bested Carlson’s Nathan Skuratovich and Patrick Hesson 6-1, 6-2. At No. 4 doubles Carlson’s Jay Morningstar and Andrew Cossins defeated Trenton’s Colin Oakley and Evan Macleod 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.At No. 5 doubles Carlson’s Zach Yaeger and Nathan Browning outlasted Trenton’s Kyle Kasenow and Jason Welsch 2-6, 6-1, 8-6. Last Thursday night Trenton went on to tie for first place at its regional and qualified for the state finals. The rest of the DRL squads competed the next day at regionals held at either Allen Park or Woodhaven.

Final Downriver League standings (season + league meet)

1. Trenton 18 points

2. Carlson 15 points

2. Anderson 15 points

4. Woodhaven 12 points

5. Kennedy 9 points

5. Roosevelt 9 points

7. Allen Park 6 points

8. Lincoln Park 3.5 points

9. Truman 2.5 points


At the CHSL Division 2 tournament on Oct. 5, Cabrini finished third and Riverview Gabriel Richard finished fourth in a field of four teams.With 24 points, Divine Child was the winner, while host Ann Arbor Richard (23) was a close second and Cabrini (7) and Riverview Richard (4) followed. At No. 1 doubles for Cabrini, Paul Williams and Steve Hecmanczuk earned silver after winning against Riverview Richard and losing to Ann Arbor Richard in the finals. At No. 2 doubles for the Monarchs, Parker Carney and C.J. Franklin also won silver, as the pair knocked off Riverview Richard, but was dropped by Ann Arbor Richard in the finals. Three days later, in a non-league dual meet, Cabrini took on Livonia Franklin and was dropped 6-2.At No. 4 singles Cabrini’s Stuart Krzmenski won 7-5, 6-1 and at No. 4 doubles Williams and Hecmanczuk won 7-5, 6-4. Last Thursday the Monarchs had their season ended in regionals at Ann Arbor Greenhills. Riverview Richard was scheduled to compete last Friday in regionals at Allen Park.

Honor and Glory Tournament

Trenton hosted the 67th annual Honor and Glory Tournament on Oct. 5 and finished in second place.

Ann Arbor Greenhills, which came in ranked No. 1 in Division 4 in the state, won seven of the day’s eight flight championships and had one second-place finish. Trenton (14) had four runners up while third-place Grosse Ile (13) won one flight and earned one third-place finish along the way.

Chelsea (12) and Woodhaven (12) tied for fourth in the tournament, Kennedy (11) took sixth, Riverview (9) came in seventh and Airport (2) rounded out the field in eighth.

In the only flight not won by Green Hills, which was No. 1 singles, Grosse Ile’s Tommy Daly beat Green Hills Zach Martell.

At No. 2 singles Trenton’s Justin Dunn finished second.

At No. 3 singles Riverview’s Brandon Sutherland finished as runner up and Woodhaven’s Corbin Dejardins took third.

At No. 4 singles Trenton’s Kyle Haboian came in second and Kennedy’s Nick Mueller took third.

At No. 1 doubles Trenton’s Quinn Preston and Michael Kinney came in as the runner up.

At No. 2 doubles Woodhaven’s Connor MacDonell and Cory Louria finished second and Grosse Ile’s Mitch Wendell and Eric Smorch took third against Kennedy’s Ryan Webber and Trey Vrabel.

At No. 3 doubles the Trenton team of Alec Macleod and Dustin Kane was the runner up, while Kennedy’s Alex Persondek and Austin Edwards beat Riverview’s William Herrmann and Brendan Roberts for third place.

At No. 4 doubles Woodhaven’s Bryce Page and Kyle Moran took second, while Trenton’s Evan Macleod and Colin Oakley knocked off Grosse Ile’s Kevin Kuhn and Tyler Yezman for third place.

Last Updated: 10/11/2013 2:44:02 PM EST