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Posted on Sun, Jun 2, 2013 : 12:25 a.m.

Saline's Mary Hanna leads plethora of champions on year's busiest high school sports day

By Pete Cunningham


Saline senior Mary Hanna won a Division 1 state championship at No. 1 singles on Saturday.

Daniel Brenner | file photo

Saline’s Mary Hanna has twice made it to the semifinals of the high school tennis state finals and twice come up short. Her junior year was especially painful as Hanna came into the Division 1 No. 1 singles flight as the top seed.

Third was the charm for the University of Nebraska-bound senior on Saturday. Hanna defeated Clarkston’s Lexi Baylis - herself a two-time No. 2 singles champion - 6-1, 6-2 in the finals to claim the Division 1 No. 1 singles championship at the Midland Community Tennis Center. Hanna finished the season undefeated, only dropping a single set all year.

Alyssa Roopas and Evie VanDewege won the No. 3 doubles flight in spectacular fashion. The Pioneer duo dropped their opening set 4-6, won the second and third 6-4, 7-5.

Pioneer finished in sixth place as a team with Huron taking eighth. Port Huron Northern won the team title with 24 points total.

Chelsea made school history at the Division 3 finals as the doubles team of Samantha Jabara and Jordan Jacobs became the first in program history to ever advance to a flight semifinal.

In Division 4, Father Gabriel Richard took fourth place as a team with Anjali Sood leading the way with a runner-up finish at No. 2 singles.

Hanna and the Pioneer doubles team were just one of several Washtenaw County athletes to win state championships on Saturday. Several other teams came painfully close while some took their first step toward a state championship with district titles on the busiest weekend of the year.

Check out all of the and's High School Sports Network coverage from throughout the day:



Huron pitcher Domenic DiGiovine.

Courtney Sacco |

Girls water polo

Girls soccer

Track and field


Chelsea's Berkley Edwards, far right, swept the sprints at the Division 2 boys track and field state championships on Saturday, June 1.

Latara Appleby | MLive Media Group


Pete Cunningham covers sports for He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @petcunningham.



Mon, Jun 3, 2013 : 1:38 a.m.

PIONEER GIRLS LACROSSE Won its third regional title in three years (2011,2012,2013). Pioneer will play in the MHSAA State Semi Finals Wednesday 7pm @ Hartland High School. Follow Pioneer Women's Lacrosse on twitter @AAPioneerWLax