Cranbrook Kingswood player denied shot at doubles title, is comforted by team title

Tennis   | Jeff Dullack

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Grand Blanc – Ask those who know Jamie Beckett and chances are Beckett’s desire to win will be one of the first things mentioned about the Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood senior.

A standout on the girls basketball team, Beckett entered the spring without advancing past the district stage of the MHSAA tournament, she felt there was something missing from her high school career - a state championship.

A season ago, Beckett’s sister, Mackenzie, won a state championship at No. 3 doubles and was part of Cranbrook Kingswood’s Division 3 state championship, another driving force in her desire to win a state title.

Looking for a state championship of her own, Beckett looked to the Cranes’ tennis team, which had won four straight state titles.

“My sister won a state championship last year and I play basketball and we’ve never been able to win a district,” said Beckett. “So I wanted to win a state championship in something, so I de