Alleyah Ally of Francis Lewis won the PSAL Invitational Tournament for the second consecutive year this past weekend, coming back to beat Talia Kahan of Stuyvesant 6-4 in the finals.
Ally fell behind 0-3 in the final before rallying to win six of the next seven games to clinch the championship and defend her title. The junior, who plays second singles for Francis Lewis, had to fight through the largest draw in the tournament’s history as 26 girls competed in this year’s Invitational.
In the semifinals, Ally defeated Curtis’ Brianna Shaw before moving on to defeat Kahan in the finals. Prior to that, Ally beat Haley Resnick of Eleanor Roosevelt and Arielle Klein of Lab Museum in the previous rounds.
Ally’s Francis Lewis teammate, Rachel Chin, finished in third place. After losing to Kahan in the semifinals, Lin was set to face off with Shaw in the third place match. A shoulder injury forced Shaw to withdraw, resulting in Chin’s third place finish.