The BHHS varsity girls tennis team finished second at the MHSAA Division 1 State Finals at Midland Tennis Center on Saturday, June 1, 2019, scoring 28 points!
The doubles team of Madison Narens and Hannah Tomina won the No. 1 doubles championship to lead the Black Hawks, while Susan Baenen and Emma Gray were the No. 4 doubles champions.
"You have to have a connection with your partner," Tomina said. "You can't get mad at each other, you have to be there for each other. There has to be a bond." Tomina was an all-state starter a year ago upon reaching the semi-finals at No. 1 doubles.
"I'm just so excited that I'm leaving high school as a state champion," said Narens, who made the move to doubles this season after three years at singles.
"We really wanted it," Gray said. "We were really excited but also a little nervous."
"You've got to keep your head in the game," Baenen said. "I'm glad Emma was there to keep me in it."
Previously, on Thursday, May 16, the girls tennis team competed in the MHSAA Division 1 Regionals Tournament at Rochester, Rochester Adams, and Stoney Creek high schools. Winning every set played that day, the Black Hawks captured the first place regional title, qualifying for states! Everyone on the team competed hard and earned first place in their flight.
The different flights included 1-4 singles and 1-4 doubles. Tia Mukherjee, Grace Shaya, Jenna Silverman, and Danielle Herb competed in the singles flights and Madison Narens, Hannah Tomina, Kaela Bernard, Eryn Stern, Emily Ross, Carly Bernard, Susan Baenen, and Emma Gray competed in the doubles flights.
Congratulations to the girls varsity tennis team on an amazing season!