Back to All Posts

7th straight state tennis championship anchors huge sports weekend

In what may be the biggest sports weekend in recent Greenhills history, the varsity tennis team captured its seventh straight state championship, while the soccer team advanced to regional play with its victory that same day.

MS field hockeyFurthermore, Friday’s cross country meet at Oakland Christian saw a Greenhills runner cross the line first in both boys and girls races. And the Upper School wasn’t alone in providing athletic excellence – the Middle School field hockey team also successfully defended its first-place title at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Field Hockey Invitational.

The decisive victory in the tennis finals, held at Hope College in Holland, brought the school’s tennis season to a heady conclusion. It’s been several decades since any one school in Michigan amassed such an impressive string of championships. Read more about the team’s success in the finals here.

Greenhills scored 33 points, while the nearest runner up, University Liggett, scored 22.

Closer to home, the boys soccer team blanked Lenawee Christian by a score of 2-0 Saturday at Greenhills’ Towsley Field.

“We really controlled the whole game,” coach Lucian Popescu told MLive. “We could have scored a few more goals, but missed a couple of good opportunities. The games we’re efficient, we’re unstoppable.”soccer

The victory sends the team to the regionals on Tuesday, when their first opponent will be Birmingham Roeper. More on the game against Lenawee Christian is available here.

Also on Saturday, at metro Detroit’s Academy of the Sacred Heart, the Gryphons’ Middle School field hockey squad emerged in first place at the Sacred Heart Invitational. And on Friday, the Greenhills cross country squad traveled to Auburn Hills for a meet hosted by Oakland Christian. Greenhills’ Naveen Fujii ’16 and Phoebe Sotiroff ’17 were first to cross the finish line in their respective races.


Saturday, April 24
Open to anyone ages 16 and up. Limited quantities available.
Greenhills is closed for mid-winter break and will return on Tuesday, Feb. 22.