Top-seeded Christine Calhoun of Wilson beat teammate Stephanie Johnson to win the singles title in the Interhigh League tennis tournament yesterday at Rock Creek Tennis Center. Calhoun's 6-2, 7-5 victory marked the 10th time in 11 years that a Tigers player has won the singles championship. Banneker's Crystal Swann broke the string of Wilson victories last year.

Four of the five Wilson girls who played in the tournament made the semifinals, marking the first time in Interhigh play that all four semifinalists were from the same school.

The Tigers already had won the regular season team championship. Their 8-0 record this season marks the third consecutive year they have not lost a match in the Interhigh.

"I played well, and she {Johnson} played well," said Calhoun, the undefeated champion. "I just kept my shots deep to keep her pinned to the base line."

Calhoun, a senior, wore down her sophomore teammate with a deliberate and steady style of play. She used a variety of shots during the match game against Johnson's base-line game.

"I played good tennis, and I was just trying to keep the ball in play and make her make the mistakes," said the serve-and-volleyer.

Calhoun defeated Donna Fleming, 10-3, in her semifinal match. "Christine was more consistent {than Fleming} and knows when to come in on some balls," said Coach Isom Upkins. "Her placement was a key and her experience made all of the difference."

Calhoun's semifinal win over Fleming was considered something of an upset. Calhoun had lost to Fleming in a tournament two years ago, but earned the top seed position by defeating Fleming in intrasquad matches this season.

Johnson played a consistent base-line game in her 10-1 semifinal win over Pam Teske.