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Grosse Ile No. 2 singles player Brianna Riley was the area's lone state champion this year with after a spotless run in the Division 4 state finals.

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TENNIS: Meet the All-News Herald girls' tennis team (PHOTO)

Mother Nature did her best to rain on the local tennis scene this spring, but the top Downriver netters persevered through the elements to put together a thoroughly entertaining season.

Powerhouse Grosse Ile was utterly dominant from top-to-bottom this spring and followed up an undefeated regular season with league and regional championships before finishing runner-up in the Division 4 state finals.

Trenton was tops in the Downriver League this season after posting an undefeated league record and a first-place finish at the DRL Meet. The Trojans also earned a trip to states after claiming a Division 3 regional title.

Allen Park was runner-up in the DRL standings and qualified for the state finals for the ninth consecutive season after winning its third regional championship in a row. Riverview also made it to states by finishing second to the Jags at regionals.

The News-Herald “A” Invitational was rained out, but the “B” tournament went off without a hitch and Kennedy repeated as N-H champs.

Meet the 2013 All-News-Herald Girls’ Tennis Team:

Grosse Ile’s Brianna Riley brought home a state championship at No. 2 singles for the Red Devils and was a key part in a talented singles lineup that also featured Mary Kate McShane, Julia Formentin (Huron League champ/state runner-up) and Ola Latala (Huron League/regional champ).

The Red Devils were just as dominant at doubles and were led by No. 2 Alex Carney and Katherine Kuzmiak and No. 4 Rose Tucker and Casey Guthrie. Both pairs claimed regional and league championships and were runners-up at the state finals.

Anna Kaiser and Missy Coolsaet were Grosse Ile’s top pair and were regional champs at No. 1 doubles while No. 3 Nicole Desjardins and Luna Terauchi earned league and regional titles.

McShane, Riley, Formentin, Kaiser, Coosaet, Carney and Kuzmiak all earned all-state honors and the six of them accounted for the most single-season all-state selections in school history.

A Trenton powerful singles lineup was headed by No. 1 Lauren Solano, who claimed a league championship at the DRL Meet.

No. 2 Brittany Vinca and No. 3 Elle Kersten were both league and regional champs and No. 4 Miranda Madro rounded out the lineup as a regional champion and league runner-up.

At doubles, Jordan Sutherby and Gabrielle Wojtala were the Trojans’ top pair and won a league championship at No. 1.

No. 2 Hannah Scharboneau and Marissa Reidy and No. 4 Rachel Rushlau and Tiffany Thompson all claimed league and regional titles for the Trojans.

Allen Park gave Trenton a run for its money in the Downriver League and took an undefeated league record late into the season before eventually settling for second.

Shelby Dandy was a regional champion at No. 3 singles, Madeline Nemeth and Olivia Nightingale won regional titles at No. 1 doubles and the duo of Gabby Ammiano and Allison Menard were double champions at No. 3 doubles with DRL and regional crowns.

Kennedy ran roughshod over the competition at The News-Herald “B” Invitational this season and crowned champions in five flights.

Hannah Zilka, Tiffany Nagy and Justus Lee-Cato were champions at the top three singles flights, Mariah Anselmi and Rachel Carmody were tops at No. 1 doubles and Kayla Stevens and Morgan Stamper were champs at No. 2.

Carlson was a very competitive team and featured a deep lineup, specifically at singles.

No. 1 Chelsea Holbrook remained one of the top individual players in the area, Emily Carey was a regional champ at No. 2 and Maggie Herman was a league and regional runner-up at No. 3.

Kelsey Boyer and Emily McKinnie were impressive at No. 4 doubles in claiming a regional championship.

Anderson’s Haley Brandes and Rylee Rivier were double champions with News-Herald “B” and regional titles at No. 4 doubles while the Titans’ No. 3 pairing of Madison Wilson and Allyson Flannery were News-Herald “B” flight champs.

Roosevelt’s No. 2 duo of Lindsay Cowell and Jessica Mantel claimed a Division 2 regional championship for the Bears.

Riverview’s Ami Shukla and Shaon Islam highlighted a talented Bucs’ lineup and won regional championships at No. 1 and No. 4 singles, respectively.

Woodhaven senior Sadi Asghar won a league championship at No. 4 singles and was also a league runner-up for the Warriors.

Last Updated: 6/18/2013 12:51:43 PM EST

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