Almost lost on Saturday as Mya King was winning two state track titles and the Sparrows Point softball team was playing for a state title was the Pointer tennis team.

It was also playing for individual and team state titles. And while it came up short on the former, the Sparrows Point tennis team snagged the latter.

In the first year of the state awarding team titles in four classifications, Sparrows Point held off Frederick Douglass (PG) and Patterson Mill for the Class 1A state team championship.

The Pointers finished with 39 points, while Douglass had 38 and the Huskies, 37.

Douglass and Patterson Mill each had an individual champion, but Sparrows Point had them on depth.

The girls doubes team of Sammie Bennett and Alana Levy finished second overall, winning their quarterfinal match over North Dorchester 6-4, 6-1 and then defeating Boonsboro 7-5, 2-6, (10-7) in the semifinals.

Clear Spring beat Bennett/Levy in the finals, 6-2, 6-4.

In mixed doubles, Brady Bryant and Ariana Serevetas finished fourth. They defeated North Dorchester in the quarterfinals, 4-6, 6-4, (10-5), before losing to Catoctin in the semis, 6-1, 6-2.

The boys doubles team of Bradley Bryant and Nathan Wynne lost in the quarterfinals to Cambridge-South Dorchester, 6-0, 6-1.

But Bradley and Wynne had already helped Sparrows Point immensely by winning the regional title.

To determine the state team champion, both the regional and state tournaments were taken into account.

Sparrows Point entered the state tournament with 22 points: six points for each regional champion (Levy/Bennett also won a regional title, as did Brady and Ariana), three points for third place in the region and one point for reaching the regional quarterfinals.

At the state tournament, Sparrows Point earned 10 points for Levy/Bennett finishing second and seven points for Bryant/Serevetas taking fourth.

Levy/Bennett also finished second in Baltimore County and had a 17-3 record for the season.

“A lot of credit goes to my assistant coach, Sang Quach,” Sparrows Point head coach Conrad Snyder said. “Her technical ability got the most out of our team.”

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