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

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

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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