Having gone through brutal early-season stretches, the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls tennis teams both earned wins against CNY Counties League foes.
But it was at week's end that the Northstars earned its biggest title, winning its division at Saturday's Central New York Tennis Invitational while the Warriors, hosting a separate division, finished second to Skaneateles.
CNS won every singles division in its meet. Lauren Osada beat Rebecca Clark (Mexico) 6-0, 6-3, while Jessica Geary beat Lindsay Rose (Oswego) 6-1, 6-1 for the second singles crown and Kavidta Suryadevara topped Mexico's Molly Freihoffer 6-3, 6-4 in third singles.
In doubles, the Northstars won twice. Stephanie Fahrback and Meghan Storie took the first doubles crown, rallying past Marissa Canale and Chandler Caroccio (Oswego) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, while Alma Puskhar and Kelsey Wilson routed Jackie McGuire and Alexis Giovo (Mexico) 6-1, 6-1 in second doubles. The teams of Lindsay Priest-Vannepha Luangaphay and Katie O'Leary-Carrie Mackenzie each took second place.
As for Liverpool, only Maria Chayban and Melissa Inch got a victory, in fourth doubles, holding off the Skaneateles tandem of Marla Chayban and Melissa Inch 6-7, 7-5, 6-2.
Every other doubles team had a runner-up finish, including Ashleigh Caruso and Sarah O'Hara, beaten 6-2, 6-2 by the Skaneateles team of Katherine Hill and Megan Holleran. The duos of Chloe Lombardo-Humma Sheikh and Lisa Sikora-Adrianna Kierwa also had runner-up slots, as did singles players Madeline Cass and Lindsey Wallace.
Before all this, the Northstars went up against Central Square and had full control in a 7-0 shutout of the Red Hawks.
Geary had a 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Rachel Cary, while Osada went past Cailey Roberts 6-1, 6-1. Fahrbach swept Madison Perkins 6-2, 6-2.
To maintain the doubles sweep, Priest and Luangpahay needed three sets to beat Alexis Bucher and Mackenzie Ruffels 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. The teams of Storie-Becca Cain, Pushkar-Wilson and Mackenzie-O'Leary all won in two sets.