Bedford tennis headed to state for the first time in 20 years

ALLEN PARK – Bedford’s boys tennis team is headed to the state finals for the first time since 2002.

The Mules earned their trip by taking second place behind Wyandotte Roosevelt Thursday in the Division 2 Regional hosted by Allen Park.

Noah Kaplan won a No. 1 singles title for the second straight year and Jaxon Nejedlik brought home a championship at No. 2 singles.

Vince Cole was the runner-up at No. 3 singles.

Every member of Bedford’s team won at least one match.

The Mules will play in the state finals in Midland Oct. 14-15.

Gibraltar Carlson was one point away from qualifying for state.

The Marauders reached the finals at all four doubles flights.

Ben Witkowski and Matt Vizachero won the title at No. 4 and John Hojnowski-Nick Riley, Trey Fields-Nico Reach and Preston Eighmey-Isaac Kolasa were all second.