Portland — It was a hard-fought battle that came down to the wire up at the Portland Tennis Center this week for the PIL District Tennis Championships. Eight Portland schools went at it with Lincoln and Grant pulling away from the pack of teams. By a slim margin, “The Real Housewives Of Washington Park” Lincoln Cardinals took home the 2022 PIL District Title against the Grant Generals.
Ida B. Wells Claudia Barbieri took home the singles title for the Guardians, defeating Lincoln’s Anabella Wilkinson in the finals. Ida B. Wells and Grant picked up the most victories in the singles out of all the PIL schools, finishing with five wins apiece in singles. The Guardians were led by Barbieri’s three victories, while Grant had two wins from Marina Seidl and Juliet Hanson in the tournament.
Here are the singles results by team: Ida B. Wells (5), Grant (5), McDaniel (4), Lincoln (4), Roosevelt (3), Cleveland (3), Franklin (2), Benson (0)
Over in doubles, the Lincoln Cardinals shined the brightest where Reece Emmert and Elle Newton took home the district title against teammates Jessie Cobban and Cali-Rose Karstad in the finals. Overall, their eight team wins in doubles got them to 13 wins overall for the tournament. The duos combined for five of the eight doubles victories, accounting for almost 40% of the team score.
Here are the doubles results by team: Lincoln (8), Grant (6), Ida B. Wells (5), Franklin (4), Roosevelt (3), Cleveland (1), McDaniel (1), Benson (0)
Champion: Lincoln (13)
Runner-Up: Grant (11)
3rd-8th: Ida B. Wells (10), Franklin (6), Roosevelt (6), McDaniel (5), Cleveland (4), Benson (0)
Footnote: Header Image is credited to Lincoln Girls Tennis!