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May 30, 2003 - Image 59

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-05-30

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Jewish Stars

Tennis Players Ready
For State Tournament

Special to the Jewish News


est Bloomfield High
School's tennis team is
ranked sixth in the state
in Division 1, and
placed second in its regional, qualify-
ing the Lakers for this weekend's state
tournament. The almost all-Jewish
lineup features sophomore David
Murav at No. 1 singles.
Seniors Brian Brodsky, Dan
Feldman and Mike Kelmenson play
Nos. 2-4 singles. Seniors Jeff Zeman
and Danny Seidman are the No. 1
doubles team and West Bloomfield's
lone regional champions. The No. 2
doubles duo includes Mike Feldman
and fellow junior Dan Pak.
Seniors Adam Garfinkle and Mike
Jurewicz play No. 3 doubles. No. 4
doubles players include senior Mike
Rudy, junior Seth Gold and senior
Perry Teicher.
Four Laker seniors have a freshman
brother on the JV squad. The fresh-
men include Rob Jurewicz, Aaron
Seidman, Dan Kelmenson and Ben
Feldman (Dan Feldman's brother).
Another tennis team headed for
state tournament play, Bloomfield
Hills Andover, features four Jewish
singles players: sophomore Howie
Migdal (No. 1), freshman Isaac Kalo
(2), sophomore Jeff Taxe (3)and jun-
ior Matt Ran at No. 4. Kalo won
regional and league championships at
No. 2.
The Barons were edged by Country
Day, 28-27, in their Division 3
regional. Other Jewish Barons include
senior co-captain Brett Powell, who
earned a regional title with his partner,
Nikhil Shukla at No. 1 singles; junior
John Beitner, who won regional and
league championships with his No. 2
singles partner, Steve Lim; and No. 4
doubles player, senior Justin Victor,
who won a regional title with team-
mate Joe Hodges.


Among the first-time runners in this
year's West Bloomfield Half Marathon
was Jewish Academy of Metro Detroit
head of school Rabbi Lee Buckman.
The former U-M gymnast participated

in three mini-triathlons when he lived
in Wisconsin, but this was his first
half marathon. Rabbi Buckman ran
the 13-plus miles in 2:09:24. Other
Jewish participants included West
Bloomfield resident Eddy Barak
Sam Grossman is just the second
three-year baseball captain in West
Bloomfield's history. The other was
Todd Krumm. Grossman, a second
baseman, is a four-year starter who's
been a part of more victories than any
Laker in school history, and holds
school career records for most at bats,
runs, walks and times hit by pitch.
The Lakers feature four more Jewish
seniors: catcher Aaron Friedman, first
baseman/pitcher Max Zingle, outfield-
er Danny Rosenberg and relief pitch-
er/third baseman Mike Rubin. Other
Jewish players include junior second
baseman Justin Shane, junior outfield-
er/first baseman Jeff Herman, sopho-
more outfielder Matt Friedman and
sophomore third baseman Brett
The Jewish Academy baseball team
improved to 8-3-1 through May 15.
Sophomore Brad Garden and junior
Aaron Schaer had two hits apiece and
junior Josh Diskin added a double
and two RBI in a 10-9 victory over
Royal Oak Shrine. Sam Yashinsky
pitched the first three innings then
returned to retire the final three hit-
The following day, the JAMD
Jaguars won their sixth in a row, 12-2,
over Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook. Alex
Tapper was the winning pitcher. He
and Yashinsky had two hits plus four
RBIs apiece, while Brad Pierce added
a hit and two RBIs.
The JAMD Lady Jaguars soccer
squad was edged by Warren-Zoe
Christian 1-0, but defeated Walled
Lake Northern 2-0. Freshman goal-
keeper Jenny Beitner recorded her sec-
ond shutout. Juniors Sarah Sallen and
Nicki Milgrom scored.
He's just a sophomore, but Mike
Kaufman will lead the 10th-ranked
North Farmington tennis team into
the Division 2 state tournament. The
Raiders qualified by winning their
regional. Kaufman won the No. 1 sin-
gles regional championship. North
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