MIDDLETOWN \u2014 Gabby and Ellie Price are veterans on the Ludlowe girls tennis team, but it wasn\u2019t until this spring that they were paired together as the Falcons\u2019 No. 1 tandem. So how did the pairing go? \u201cIt went really great,\u201d Gabby said with a smile. \u201cWe went undefeated, so there were no issues.\u201d The Price sisters capped their perfect season by defeating Darien\u2019s Grace Althoff and Ava deCastro in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, and capturing the doubles championship at the CIAC Girls Tennis Invitational at Wesleyan University on Friday. The duo was the No. 1 seed and went 4-0 in the week-long tournament. They won their first two matches in straight sets before rallying past Staples\u2019 Jordana Latzman and Audrey Kercher 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Thursday\u2019s semifinals. \u201cWe went into (the tournament) confident and we knew that when we play our best, we could really take down anyone,\u201d Gabby, a senior, said. \u201cWe lifted each other every day and went into it with a positive mindset.\u201d \u201cIt was really fun,\u201d Ellie, a junior, said of playing with her sister. \u201cIt\u2019s easy to talk to your sister. You can be blunt and honest which I think is really nice during matches. We just clicked and it really worked out.\u201d In singles, Darien freshman Lauren Zhang defeated last year\u2019s champion, Kiley Pickens of Amity, 6-2, 6-0 to claim the crown. Zhang, unbeaten this spring, helped the Blue Wave claim FCIAC and Class L championships before going 5-0 at the Invitational. \u201cIt\u2019s been a lot of fun,\u201d Zhang said of the season. \u201cI love my teammates, I love my coach. The matches and practices are so much fun and everybody is so supportive of each other. Everyone wants the best for each other.\u201d Zhang had faced Pickens, a junior, in the Class L final on Sunday, winning 6-4, 6-0 to help Darien take the team title 5-2. Zhang said having played Pickens so recently did help Friday. \u201cKnowing her game a little bit definitely helped me,\u201d Zhang said. \u201cGoing into the match, I knew what to prepare for and what to expect from her. Kiley\u2019s a great player and I was just trying to get comfortable on the court, play my game, and not let outside factors influence me too much. Winning felt great and we had a great match.\u201d While Zhang\u2019s career at Darien is just beginning, Gabby Price is going out on top, alongside her sister. \u201cIt doesn\u2019t feel real,\u201d Gabby said. \u201cI\u2019ve been part of this tea for four years and I\u2019ll miss it so much. But this was the only want I\u2019d want to go out, so I\u2019m very happy.\u201d firstname.lastname@example.org; @dstewartsports CIAC GIRLS TENNIS INVITATIONAL Singles championship: No. 2 Lauren Zhang (Darien) def. No. 1 Kiley Pickens (Amity) 6-2, 6-0; Doubles championship: No. 1 Gabby Price\/Ellie Price (Ludlowe) def. Grace Althoff\/Ava deCastro (Darien) 6-2, 6-3.