For the fifth time in four seasons, Lehman High’s tennis team got the upper hand over their crosstown rivals.
By virtue of a 13-6 win Sept. 26, the Lehman Lobos extended their team tennis winning streak over the Hays Rebels, which dates back to 2014.
Hays jumped off to a quick 3-0 lead before the Lobos responded with four straight points to take a 4-3 advantage.
Lehman senior captain Diego De La Fuente kicked off singles play with a win in straight sets and the Lobos took off from there.
With a 9-5 lead and seeking the match-clinching tenth win, senior Kenji Nakachi hit an overhead winner on his match point.
Seniors Angela Martinez, Ana Heysquierdo, and Nailea Udave each picked up two wins on the night. Junior Tegan Sullins and sophomore Mady Mireles also picked up two wins en route to the Lobo team win.
Hays and Lehman square off again Oct. 8 during district tournament play. The winner advances to the 25-6A team quarterfinals to face third-seeded Bowie.