Livonia Stevenson’s girls tennis team delivered an exciting encore performance to last week’s Livonia City Tournament championship when it piled up 22 points to win Saturday’s eight-team P-CEP Invitational.
The Spartans were fueled by championships in four doubles flights – first, third, fourth and fifth – which accounted for 12 of their points.
Salem nipped Plymouth, 18-17, for runner-up honors, while Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard took fourth with 14 points.
Also competing were Dearborn (12), Franklin and Canton (nine points each), and Temperance Bedford (seven).
The Rocks captured first-place points in the first three singles flights to stay close to the Spartans.
Winning flight championships for the Spartans were the No. 1 doubles duo of Arryn Dochenetz and Sam Digiovanni, the No. 3 team of Lauren Larson and Sarah Morse, the No. 4 tandem of Caitlin McCamant and Clairessa Smith, and the No. 5 pairing of Allison Malkowski and Alyssa Ayash.
All four Stevenson singles players –Sam Cyrus, Jill Weiand, Danielle Marzec and Molly Cormier – were triumphant in two of their three matches.
The Spartans’ No. 2 doubles team of Maddie Chimento and Natalie Hay also went 2-1.
Franklin’s top performers were No. 1 singles player Kendall Payne, who went 2-1, and the No. 4 doubles team of Grace Mathews and Emma Fogle, who dropped just one of its three contests.
Salem’s Chelsea Yu captured the No. 1 singles title by blanking Gabriel Richard’s Colleen O’Leary, 6-0, 6-0, in the final.
The Spartans defeated Salem, 6-3, in a KLAA Central Division match on Monday.
Winners for Stevenson were Cormier, and the duos of Digiovanni-Dochenetz, Chimento-Hay, Larson-Morse, Smith-McCamant and Ayash-Malkowski.
Patriots upend Churchill
Franklin won four of the five doubles matches to double-up Churchill, 6-3, last week.
The victory improved the Patriots’ division record to 3-2 gave the Patriots a berth in the KLAA Kensington Conference’s “A” tournament for the first time in several years, according to head coach Rick Clack.
Chargers freshman Kaitlyn Rogosch defeated Payne, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 1 singles while Churchill’s Triveni Arvikar swept Chelsea McWilliams at No. 2. Franklin evened the singles count at 2-2 thanks to victories by No. 3 Carla Yanez, who upended Madison White, 6-4, 6-1; and No. 4 Yasmeen Freeman, who defeated Kayla Gruich, 6-0, 6-4.
Churchill’s lone doubles point came from the No. 1 duo of Maggie Trinka and Lexi Fata, who defeated Kaity Swenson and Ashlee Mahoney, 6-4, 7-5.
Franklin’s doubles winners were the No. 2 team of K-Jana Malone and Snigda Thyagaraj; the No. 3 pairing of Janki Patel and Sophia Bastas; the No. 4 team of Grace Mathews and Emma Fogle; and the No. 5 team of Haley Griffin and Esthlea Ochoa.