The Clarkston Boys Varsity Tennis team set the bar at the beginning of the season to be the best team in Wolf history in terms of placement and points at the state finals.
They finished sharing fifth place with Northville after both earned 15 points during the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Tennis State Championship in Midland Friday and Saturday.
Senior Luke Baylis finished as state champion on Singles No. 1 court, going undefeated as he finished the final match with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Brother Rice’s J.J. Etterbeek. Senior Frank Piana, on Singles No. 2 court, and junior Noah Fasczewski finished in second place.
The Wolves qualified for the state championship, taking second place at the regional tournament with 15 points.
“We had a great day,” said Chas Claus, head coach. “We came out and played. I am really proud of the boys. It was very much a team effort. At every flight, we either played up to expectations or exceeded expectations in terms of the matches we were supposed to win.”
They had qualified as a team six out of the last seven years, beginning in 2013.
“It’s a nice run for us,” said Claus. “I am extremely blessed to have had some really talented players and also a lot of hard working players.”
Congratulations on your season and finishing in fifth place in the state: Baylis, Piana, Fascszewski, Hayden Arnold, Brendan Aughe, Blake Botterill, Joey Chrenka, Nick Galley, Collin Horst, Drew Roeser, Nicholas Rouman, Ryan Snudden, Adam Walsh, Ike Yeloushan and Adam Zentner. They are coached by Claus and Lee Keating.