Elizabeth Coon takes a look at all of the action from the 2022 MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals.
Owen DeMuth ♦ Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood
Tennis ♦ Senior
Owen DeMuth had been on the cusp of an MHSAA Finals No. 1 singles championship the last two years. On Saturday, he completed his high school career by taking that final step. DeMuth, after finishing top flight runner-up in Lower Peninsula Division 3 as a sophomore and junior, defeated Ann Arbor Greenhills’ Chakor Rajendra 6-1, 6-4, to claim his first title.
DeMuth – who will continue his career at Georgia Tech – finished this season 22-3, his only losses to Rajendra twice and Bloomfield Hills’ Jonah Chernett in August. DeMuth won all four of his Finals matches last weekend in straight sets, and also had an early win this season over eventual LPD2 No. 1 champion Connor Stafford from Grosse Pointe South. DeMuth played No. 1 singles all four seasons at Cranbrook and finished the last three a combined 60-13 while leading the Cranes to two team championships and two runner-up finishes during his career.
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(Photos courtesy of the DeMuth family.)