State champs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 28, 2001

Undefeated State Champions for fifth straight year

They've done it again-won the AISA State Tennis Championship, that is.

Going undefeated for the fifth straight season, Coach Johnny Mack Brown is, to say the least, proud of his team.

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"We have only lost one match during the regular season in the last seven years," Brown said. We were perfect in our district matches, also-all of the girls won all of their singles and doubles matches."

Brown said the championship match was hair-splitting down to the very last minute.

"We won the State Championship by a mere one point against Lee-Scott Academy," he said.

Brown said the girls played with phenomenal skill and ease, throughout the two-day championship tournament.

"Meredith Mosley was the finalist at the number one seed on singles, and Laura Skipper won at the number two seed for State Champion-Margery Katz was number one at the number three seed, and Brittany Williams won her first round," he said, "and Emmaline Walters won her first round in the number five seed."

Brown said Mosley and Laura Skipper were State Champions at the number one seed singles.

"We were tied for first place at the end of the first day of the two-day tournament, which was played at Huntington College," he said. "Both our team and Lee-Scott each had one singles and three doubles under our belts on the last day, so it was evenly matched right down to the end.

"We won two singles-Margery's match with Lee-Scott really helped out," Brown said. "The number one seed team won the last point needed during a tie-breaker of the second set."

Brown said improvement over the period of the season was a crucial asset for his team.

"The number one seeded doubles team was probably the most-improved of our players from the start of the season to the end-it really came in handy at the end as it was all left in their hands."

For the future, Brown said the team still looks good.

"We are losing two seniors this year-Meredith and Margery-but the girls that will be returning have already started working for next year, by entering into tournaments-hopefully we can keep up the tradition."