A District 6-AAA championship was already assured when the Warren County High School girls tennis team stepped on the court Thursday. When the Lady Pioneers left the McMinnville Civic Center courts, the team knew it was only one more win away from accomplishing another feat.
The Lady Pioneers need only one more victory to complete a perfect season after beating Webb School 7-0 at home Thursday. The win improves Warren County to 11-0 this year.
Last year’s Lady Pioneer team was the most successful one under longtime coach David Dunlap when it finished second in District 6-AAA. This year’s team has taken success a step further.
After defeating Coffee County and White County earlier in the week to clinch the District 6-AAA title, the Lady Pioneers kept their unblemished record by sweeping Webb.
Warren County didn’t take long to extend its winning streak. The Lady Pioneers won all five singles sets against Webb along with taking both doubles sets.
Seniors Susie Brown and Peyton Baker, sophomore Tomomi Yago and freshman Katie Phillips each won two sets to help the Lady Pioneers to victory.
Brown and Baker started the match with an 8-6 win in No. 1 singles over Poppie Grant and Hanae Lee. Yago and Phillips followed suit with an 8-3 victory over Jenny Wang and Cheryl Jiang.
Brown was the first up in singles when she took on Wang in the No.1 singles match. Brown continued her excellent season with an 8-2 win, improving to 10-1 in singles this season.
Baker earned the match-clinching win when she beat Grant 8-3 to make it 4-0 in Warren County’s favor. The Lady Pioneers could’ve lost the last three singles sets and still won, but losing wasn’t on the minds of the Lady Pioneers Thursday.
Yago continued the dominance with an 8-2 win over Lee. Phillips followed by beating Jiang 8-3. By the time sophomore Kendal Smith swept Sara Ma 8-0, Warren County was already turning its focus on the regular-season finale.
The Lady Pioneers will try to make it a perfect 12-0 this season Tuesday when the team plays host to Franklin County.
The match is set to start at 4 p.m.