The Clyde C. Miller Career Academy Phoenix girls tennis team recently completed its 2016 campaign. The team enjoyed success on the court, and team members attribute that success in large part to a positive team culture off the court. “We came together this year,” junior Tamra Stevenson said. “We became like a family.”
The Phoenix team used this base of positivity and team chemistry during the year to achieve a number of accomplishments, not only at dual meets within the Public High League conference schedule, but also at additional dual meets and tournaments. Stevenson was pleased with the team’s season. “We won more than we did last year, which shows that our hard work paid off,” she said.
Check out the “Season Highlights” section below to learn more about the Career Academy tennis team’s 2016 season. Congratulations to the team members on a great season!
6-4 regular season dual meet record
Juniors Tamra Stevenson and Diamond Enlow took 2nd place out of eight teams at the University City Doubles Invitational, which included doubles teams from McCluer South-Berkeley, North Tech, and University City.
Finished 6-3 in the Public High League dual meet schedule. Highlights of the conference season included wins over Sumner and McKinley, two teams that had defeated Career Academy in 2015.
Won four matches versus University City in a dual meet. The team narrowly lost that meet, 5-4.
Placed 3rd overall as a team in the Public High League conference tournament. All Phoenix tournament entries finished 3rd or better in their brackets:
Daijon Turner: 2nd in #1 singles
Mickayla Anderson: 3rd in #2 singles
Zambreah Butler: 3rd in #3 singles
Tamra Stevenson & Mikayla Moorehead: 3rd in #1 doubles
Keyontay Lampkin & Alana Darrough: 3rd in #2 doubles
Advanced past the first round to the Class 1, District 4 tournament before losing to Metro in the semifinals
Placed six players on the Public High League all-conference team:
First Team: Daijon Turner (1st First Team tennis player in school history)
Second Team: Tamra Stevenson
Honorable Mention: Mickayla Anderson, Zambreah Butler, Philyce Webb, Mikayla Moorehead