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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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TENNIS: Spotless Trenton emerges as '13 DRL champ (PHOTO)

Trenton concluded its undefeated league season on Monday with a first-place finish at the Downriver League Meet at Carlson.

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 Park’s Jenna Smith (6-0, 6-1) and Carlson’s Chelsea Holbrook (6-2, 6-0) before topping Kennedy’s Hannah Zilka (6-4, 7-5) in the finals.

At No. 2 singles, Trenton’s Brittany Vinca defeated Allen Park’s Kayla Hawthorne (6-0, 6-0) and Anderson’s Beka Cashmer (6-0, 6-0) before besting Carlson’s Emily Carey (6-1, 6-1) in the finals.

At No. 3 singles, Trenton’s Elle Kersten defeated Woodhaven’s Kelsey Gordon (6-2, 6-2) and Kennedy’s Justus Lee-Cato (6-2, 6-0) before beating Carlson’s 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 Woodhaven’s Mariah Luna and Salina Shubik (6-2, 6-1), Roosevelt’s Hailee Trombley and Abby DeSana (6-4, 6-2) before beating Kennedy’s Mariah Anselmi and Rachel Carmody (6-2, 7-6) in the finals.

At No. 2 doubles, Trenton’s Hannah Scharboneau and Marissa Reidy topped Truman’s Allie Murphy and Madison Lowe (6-0, 6-2) and Woodhaven’s Jill Collins and Megan Tartal (6-1, 6-2) before defeating Allen Park’s Jackie Wesner and Sam Light (6-0, 7-6) in the finals.

At No. 4 doubles, Trenton’s Rachel Rushlau and Tiffany Thompson defeated Lincoln Park’s Erica Gonzalez and Mya Crouse (6-0, 6-0) and Anderson’s Hailey Brandes and Riley Rivier (7-5, 1-6, 6-0) before outlasting Carlson’s Kelsey Boyer and Emily McKinnie in a three-set final (6-3, 5-7, 6-0).

At No. 5 doubles, Trenton’s Megan McNally and Alyssa Berry defeated Anderson’s Brooke Brown and Kayla Bacha (6-4, 6-2) and Allen Park’s Nicole Wesley and Caitlin Holder (2-6, 6-1, 6-4) before besting Carlson’s 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 Anderson’s Madison Wilson and Allyson Flannery (6-0, 6-2), Kennedy’s Jenna Grabowski and Andrea Campbell (6-1, 4-6, 7-5) and Trenton’s 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 Truman’s Ashley Lucier (6-0, 6-0) and Allen Park’s Mallori Young (7-5, 6-4) before beating Trenton’s 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

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