Cass Tech extends PSL girls’ tennis reign to 17 in a row

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Cass Tech, on the strength of gold medalists in seven of the eight  finals matches, won its 17th consecutive Detroit Public School League Division 1 girls’ tennis championship Tuesday at Barcus Tennis Center.

Coach Clarence Wynn’s Lady Technicians totaled 22 points to finish ahead of Renaissance 17, Western 7, King 3, Osborn 2 and East English Village 0.

CASS TECH GIRLS TENNISFreshman Alayah Martin defeated Renaissance senior Cherise Strickland 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles to lead Cass Tech’s parade of champions.

Other singles champs were Cass Tech junior Emma Gates, who defeated Renaissance freshman Breanna Brown at No. 2, 6-0, 6-0; Cass Tech senior Jennifer Ude, who beat Renaissance sophomore Kymberli Maddox at No. 3, 6-2, 6-1; and Cass tech senior Jasmine Bell, who won at No. 4, 6-4, 6-4 against Renaissance sophomore Tierra  Jones.

The Lady Technicians’ doubles champions included junior Tyra Webb and sophomore Nacala Brandon, who defeated Renaissance junior Pipier White and senior Selina Neal 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 at No. 1; senior Rekymdria Vaughan and sophomore Carlie Cooper, who beat Renaissance junior Mallory Hardaway and senior Jasmine Garrett 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2; and seniors Elayna Elliott and Essence Patterson, who defeated Renaissance senior Antoinette Wade and junior Briana Brydie 6-1, 6-4 at No. 3

Renaissance sophomore Randi Jackson and senior Christian Dowell won at No. 4 doubles 6-1, 6-1 against Western junior Seiry Morales and sophomore Vanessa Vela.

The PSL Division II championship will be contested Wednesday at Barcus.

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