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WCHS girls tennis finishes perfect season
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Senior Lady Pioneer tennis players Susie Brown, Peyton Baker and Alyssa Homeier can always say their senior seasons ended perfectly.
The Warren County High School girls tennis team completed an undefeated season Tuesday by sweeping the Franklin County Lady Rebels 9-0 at McMinnville Civic Center.
Warren County (12-0) honored its three seniors before the match, then took care of business once again as the Lady Pioneers completed a perfect season.
Brown and Baker played a big part of finishing the undefeated season in their final match at home. Brown and Baker claimed singles victories and paired to win in doubles as the Lady Pioneers proved to be too much for the Lady Rebels.
Warren County coach David Dunlap started Tuesday’s match by sending his top two seniors out for singles. Both came back with quick victories.
Brown swept Anna Ezell 8-0 in No. 1 singles while Baker won 8-1 against Julie Glenn in No. 2 singles.
Sophomore Tomomi Yago and freshman Katie Phillips followed with 8-2 singles wins, moving the Lady Pioneers advantage to 4-0 in the match. By the time Kendal Smith and Elizabeth Oxley claimed 8-0 victories, Warren County had clinched its 12th straight victory.
Brown and Baker returned to the court in doubles play and wasted little time finishing their careers with another doubles victory.
Brown and Baker beat Ezell and Glenn 8-0 as the duo has been successful in doubles since starting as varsity players as freshmen. Since their first year, Brown and Baker have been named All-District 6-AAA as a doubles team three times.
Yago and Phillips, who were named All-District 6-AAA as a duo this season, won 8-1 in doubles to continue a strong season. Smith and Oxley completed the sweep with an 8-0 win in the final doubles set.
Coach Dunlap has seen Brown and Baker star for four years and is glad to see the duo go out with so much success.
“What a regular season this was,” said Dunlap. “Now the question is if we can keep it up in the tournament.”
The Lady Pioneers will compete in the individual District 6-AAA tournament starting Wednesday, May 1. The team tournament will begin Friday, May 3 in Coffee County.