Senior Team claims Michigan State Championship!

The Senior Mixed 8.0 Doubles Team put up a fight in their first of two State Championship matches against Northern Michigan, but came up short losing 2-1. Kim Miller and Jim Charron won 6-1, 6-2. Doug Shymko and Connie Kleeves lost 1-6, 7-6 (7-10), and Karen Basha and Jeff Blackman lost 5-7, 7-5 (4-10). Very tough, closely fought matches put them in a must-win situation for their final match against Western Michigan. To claim the State title and advance to Sectionals in Fort Wayne, they would have to win their battle with Western Michigan 3-0. We are happy to say they did just that, and our club has a new Michigan State Champion! Barb Lynch and Jim Charron won in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. Dan Johnson/Karen Basha and Doug Shymko/Connie Kleeves both won in super tie-breakers… 7-6, 5-7, 1-0 and 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 respectively! Congratulations to you all for a well-earned trip to Sectionals!