MOM Round III
Andover, was one of three freshmen four
years ago to make the Andover team.
She played doubles as a freshman, sin-
gles since then and was team co-captain
he Jewish Academy of
as a junior.
Metropolitan Detroit was rein-
Last year, Finn made it to the state
stated last week by an Oakland
semi-finals. This year, in Holland, she
County Circuit Court judge to mem-
won the No. 4 championship match by
bership in the Michigan High School
defeating Erin Kelley of Bloomfield Hills
The MHSAA in October had rescind- Cranbrook-Kingswood, 6-4, 6-3. Kelley
had defeated Finn the previous week at
ed the school's annual request for mem-
bership because JAMD, based at the
Andover finished fourth in the tour-
Jewish Community Center in
nament with 21 points.
West Bloomfield, had asked for
In Division 2 No. 4 singles,
a waiver of MHSAA scheduling
North Farmington junior
requirements. The MHSAA
Samantha Kelman finished as
requires all schools to accept its
the runner-up. Third seed in
scheduling as a condition of
the flight, she won three
matches before losing the
JAMD went to court last
championship match to
spring to force the MHSAA to
Birmingham Seaholm's Lauren
allow its baseball team to play a Finn
Acker, 4-6, 5-7.
district championship game on
Rachel Prinstein of North
a Monday, the rain-out date,
Farmington won her first
rather than Saturday, the Jewish
match at No. 3 doubles.
Sabbath. The school is pursuing
Melanie Dovitz was a last-
its case in Oakland County
minute replacement at No. 2
Circuit Court against the
doubles. North Farmington
MHSAA to force it to come up
tied for third with three other
with scheduling alternatives.
teams with 15 points.
By canceling JAMD's mem-
Elyssa Felsenfeld of West
bership, the MHSAA effectively
Bloomfield, a sophomore at
canceled the remaining sports
Detroit Country Day in
competitions of the school for
Beverly Hills, was Division 4
the rest of the school year. The
state champion at No. 4 dou-
court ruling reversed that deci-
sion and the four JAMD girls
bles last year. This year, she
played No. 1 singles and
who swam with Shrine Catholic
reached the semi-finals before
High School's team were able to
losing to the eventual winner.
complete their season Oct. 28.
Felsenfeld earned All-State
The JAMD girls would not
have been able to participate in
honors and Country Day
repeated as state champs with
this weekend's state meet, if
they had qualified, because the
event is held on Shabbat.
""We didn't get the kind of
brother, Matthew, is a seventh-
[court] relief we needed until it
grader at Country Day. This
was too late" for the JAMD fall
summer, he qualified for two
world junior golf champi-
teams, said Rabbi Lee
onships. He finished in the
Buckman, JAMD head of
top third at both events, in
school. But its winter and
Williamsburg, Va., and San Diego. In
spring sports teams will now be able to
qualifying for the fifth time for the U.S.
schedule competition against other
Kids Golf World Championship in
MHSAA members. More than 1,700
Williamsburg, he shot an 18-hole score
high schools and middle schools are
of 75 at Forest Akers course in East
JAMD will be back in court in early
Felsenfeld won the junior club cham-
January as it pursues a permanent ruling
pionship at Tam-O-Shanter Country
against the MHSAA.
Club in West Bloomfield this year and
In state high school tennis action,
qualified for the men's championship
Lindsey Finn, daughter of Gayle and
tournament with scores of 81 and 85. ❑
Larry Finn of West Bloomfield, won the
Division 3 championship at No. 4 sin-
gles last month.
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