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TENNIS: Spotless Trenton emerges as '13 DRL champ (PHOTO)
Lauren Solano proved to be the best player in the Downriver League, winning the No. 1 singles flight at the league meet and leading her Trenton team to the league championship. Photo by Tom Alexander.
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The Trojans reached the finals in every flight and crowned seven league champions for a top total of 34 points.
League runner-up finished second with 20 points followed by Carlson (15.5), Woodhaven (13), Kennedy (12), Anderson (10), Roosevelt (8.5), Truman (1.5) and Lincoln Park (1.5).
The Trojans won three of four singles flights and were paced by No. 1 Lauren Solano, who defeated Allen Parkís Jenna Smith (6-0, 6-1) and Carlsonís Chelsea Holbrook (6-2, 6-0) before topping Kennedyís Hannah Zilka (6-4, 7-5) in the finals.
At No. 2 singles, Trentonís Brittany Vinca defeated Allen Parkís Kayla Hawthorne (6-0, 6-0) and Andersonís Beka Cashmer (6-0, 6-0) before besting Carlsonís Emily Carey (6-1, 6-1) in the finals.
At No. 3 singles, Trentonís Elle Kersten defeated Woodhavenís Kelsey Gordon (6-2, 6-2) and Kennedyís Justus Lee-Cato (6-2, 6-0) before beating Carlsonís Maggie Herman (6-3, 6-2) in the championship.
The Trojans also took four of five doubles flights, led by No. 1 Jordan Sutherby and Gabrielle Wojtala topping Woodhavenís Mariah Luna and Salina Shubik (6-2, 6-1), Rooseveltís Hailee Trombley and Abby DeSana (6-4, 6-2) before beating Kennedyís Mariah Anselmi and Rachel Carmody (6-2, 7-6) in the finals.
At No. 2 doubles, Trentonís Hannah Scharboneau and Marissa Reidy topped Trumanís Allie Murphy and Madison Lowe (6-0, 6-2) and Woodhavenís Jill Collins and Megan Tartal (6-1, 6-2) before defeating Allen Parkís Jackie Wesner and Sam Light (6-0, 7-6) in the finals.
At No. 4 doubles, Trentonís Rachel Rushlau and Tiffany Thompson defeated Lincoln Parkís Erica Gonzalez and Mya Crouse (6-0, 6-0) and Andersonís Hailey Brandes and Riley Rivier (7-5, 1-6, 6-0) before outlasting Carlsonís Kelsey Boyer and Emily McKinnie in a three-set final (6-3, 5-7, 6-0).
At No. 5 doubles, Trentonís Megan McNally and Alyssa Berry defeated Andersonís Brooke Brown and Kayla Bacha (6-4, 6-2) and Allen Parkís Nicole Wesley and Caitlin Holder (2-6, 6-1, 6-4) before besting Carlsonís Taylor Rago and Miranda Pier (6-4, 6-4) in the finals.
Allen Park won one doubles flight at No. 3 when Gabby Ammiano and Allison Menard defeated Andersonís Madison Wilson and Allyson Flannery (6-0, 6-2), Kennedyís Jenna Grabowski and Andrea Campbell (6-1, 4-6, 7-5) and Trentonís Hannah Towe and Evelyn Metric (7-5, 6-1) en route to the championship.
Woodhaven also crowned a league champ at No. 4 singles after Sadi Asghar defeated Trumanís Ashley Lucier (6-0, 6-0) and Allen Parkís Mallori Young (7-5, 6-4) before beating Trentonís Miranda Madro in the finals (6-1, 6-2).
Combining its first-place league meet finish with its undefeated league season, Trenton finished the season with a league-best 18 points.
Allen Park finished second (16) and was followed in the final standings by Carlson (14), Kennedy (11), Woodhaven (10), Roosevelt (8), Anderson (7), Truman (4) and Lincoln Park (3).
Last Updated: 5/24/2013 3:11:16 PM EST