Dowagiac's Dylan Chorba returns a shot on Thursday morning at the Division 4 Regional Tennis Tournament held at Leeper Park in South Bend, Ind. The Chieftains finished tied for eighth. (The Daily News/Ron Harner)
Dowagiac's Dylan Chorba returns a shot on Thursday morning at the Division 4 Regional Tennis Tournament held at Leeper Park in South Bend, Ind. The Chieftains finished tied for eighth. (The Daily News/Ron Harner)

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Berrien Springs wins regional title

Published 8:39am Friday, October 9, 2009

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – While Berrien Springs was winning its third straight Division 4 Regional Tennis Tournament championship Thursday night, another streak came to an end.

Berrien Springs and Kalamazoo Christian tied for the regional championship with 23 points each.

Buchanan finished third with 17 points, one short of qualifying for the state finals for a 17th straight season.

Dowagiac placed eighth in the final standings with two points.

Dowagiac picked up its two points at No. 1 singles where Chris Craft defeated Coloma’s Nathan Conrad 6-3, 6-3 and at No. 3 doubles when Marc Tyrakowski and Spencer Dodd defeated Joshua Galameau and Justin Wyant of Coloma 6-0 and 6-4.

Division 4 Regional
Tennis Tournament
At South Bend and Niles
Team Scores

Berrien Springs 23, Kalamazoo Christian 23, Buchanan 17, Bridgman 15, Paw Paw 12, Kalamazoo Hackett 7, Coloma 3, Dowagiac And South Haven Tied At 2, Brandywine 0

Championship round
Singles

1: Robert Stevens (Kalamazoo Christian) d. Tim Spitzer (Kalamazoo Hackett), 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 6-2; 2: Brad Plaisier (Kalamazoo Christian) d. Jonathan Shembarger (Berrien Springs), 6-1, 6-2; 3. Matt Bacon (Berrien Springs) d. Michael Brown (Paw Paw), 6-4, 6-3; 4. Derek Blank (Buchanan) d. William Cho (Berrien Springs), 6-2, 6-4

Doubles
1: Jared McCarver/Matt Little (Berrien Springs) d. James DeNooyer/Andrew DeNooyer (Kalamazoo Christian), 6-4, 6-2; 2. Matt Jackson/Billy Meyering (Kalamazoo Christian) d.Nate Pagel/Zach Shelton (Berrien Springs), 6-2, 6-1; 3: Corey Thompson/Alex Kuhn (Buchanan) d. Alex Ro/Amir Benjelloun (Berrien Springs), 5-7, 6-2, 6-1; 4: Ethan Waldron/Will Harbert (Kalamazoo Christian) d. Michael Hong/Ben Brackett (Berrien Springs), 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5

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