University Liggett School sophomore is tennis champ

University Liggett School sophomore William Cooksey won the No. 1 singles flight in last weekend’s Division 4 state finals tennis tournament.

Cooksey, the No. 1 seed, beat Ann Arbor Greenhills’s Sahil Deenadayalu, the No. 2 seed, 6-0, 7-5 in the title match.

Cooksey won 6-0, 6-2 in the semifinals, 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals and 6-0, 6-1 in his first match.

He helped the Knights finish tied for eighth with 12 points in the team standings. Greenhills won the title with 38 points, followed by Traverse City St. Francis with 26 and Allegan with 23 to round out the top three.

For the Knights, Max Wiegel lost his first match 6-1, 7-6, at No. 2 singles, and Alex Deimel won 6-1, 6-0 in his first match before falling 6-3, 6-1 in the second round at No. 3 singles.

At No. 4 singles, Bennett French was a first-round winner, 6-0, 6-1, but dropped his second-round match 6-4, 6-0.

Anthony Fuga and Brendan Connors falling 6-0, 6-2 in their opening round match at No. 1 doubles, while the No. 2 doubles squad of Ryan Warezak and Jacob Tomlinson won 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 after a bye, but lost their next match via withdrawing.

The No. 3 doubles team of Vincent Mariboa and Rocco Scarfone won their first match 6-0, 6-0, but lost a tough match 7-5, 7-5 in the second round.

At No. 4 doubles, Bode Neumeister and Jack Estes won 6-2, 6-4 in their opening-round match and won 6-0, 6-3 in the second round. In the quarterfinals, they lost 6-0, 6-2 to the No. 1 seed from Greenhills.


University Liggett School, a top Metro Detroit private, independent school, is located at 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 313-884-4444