CLOVER -- With three consecutive region titles on their resume, success seems to follow the Clover High School girls tennis team.
The Lady Blue Eagles were 9-1 for the season entering this week's play.
"The kids continue to work hard at practice and have stepped up when they needed to," commented coach Renee Farris. "They are coming together as a team."
Though pleased with the team's progress, Farris assures there's always room for improvement.
Digital Access for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
"We continue to work on every aspect of the game," she noted.
Farris said the players establish goals and expectations for every match.
"Our players strive to reach their goals," the CHS coach said of the motivational tool. "We're in the second round of play and looking for improvement each match."
The CHS girls pounded first-year region foe Gaffney 9-1 for win No. 9.
No. 1 singles--Kate Stewart def. Aubrey Hupping, 6-3, 6-2; No. 2--Molly Miszkiewcz def. Robin LeCroy, 6-0, 6-2; No. 3--Liz Cash def. Jessi Cook, 6-1, 6-0; No. 4--Sarah Lynch def. Charmy Bhanderi, 6-0, 6-0; No. 5--Faith Daniel def. Tuanh Tran, 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 doubles--Stewart and Miszkiewcz def. Hupping and Cook, 8-2; No. 2--Allison Pruitt and Patterson Joyner def. Allie Little and Jaclyn Bruton, 6-0, 6-0.
-- Gene Graham, Enquirer-Herald