They clenched their third consecutive region title! Unlike the regular season where you play both singles and doubles every match – the district tournament allows each school to send two singles players and two doubles players. Last year, as a junior, Hallie fought hard to be crowned the singles champion. This year, she’s been focusing on doubles in preparation for state and she decided to play doubles.

Her doubles team had to face an opponent who beat them just one week prior (after her partner had just returned from a surgery) and the stakes were high – these were important stats for state tournament rankings. Our girls showed up and delivered a beautiful performance and not only got revenge on their previous match but they also won the gold division for doubles. Add to that, our team didn’t give up a single match and both boys and girls from our school brought home the region trophies. These two teams carry some tremendous athletes.

I think this is one of Hallie’s highlights of the tennis season every year. She trains with so many kids from other schools and they come together at regions and it’s a good time. She can beat them on the court and then laugh and joke with them after – she has made so many fun friends through tennis and we love them all even when they attend rival schools.