Curtis Coleman CFNN Reporter
The Cape Fear Women’s Tennis Team played South View on Tuesday night, pulling out an amazing team win, but there was no shortage of great individual performances as well. Everything came together for the Colts 9-0 win.
Captains Kensey Thurmond and Paige Cameron both won their singles match 10-0. Together they won their doubles match 6-0. Meanwhile, 11th grader Daija Rucker won her singles match 10-1, and won her doubles match with Madisyn Hall 6-1.
Freshman, Angelina Stein, played her first varsity singles match and won 10-3. Then on court three, Miranda Lee and Cadence Stevens, also freshmen, won their first doubles match 6-1.
Brook Bieniek had an amazing performance on first court, winning her singles match 10-0.
Senior Kensey Thurmond praised her teammates performance. “I think we are doing pretty good, I think we’re gonna make it to conference,” said Thurmond.“There were a lot of good rallies with the other team.”
When it boils down to improvements for the team, Daija Rucker said, “Communicating with each other, making sure you’re cheering on your teammates, and just making sure everyone is okay,” is the main way they can improve.
In Kensey Thurmond’s matches, she told us that the game plan was to keep hitting the ball cross-court and keeping it smooth along the way.
“Doubles probably… I hit a few at the net and she [Paige Cameron] did too,” said Thurmond about her favorite moment of Tuesday’s matches.
On the other hand, Daija Rucker’s strategy was to hit some drop shots and play closer to the net. Personal improvements were a big focus for the team as well. “I tried to get my shots where they want to be,” said Rucker.
For the players, the heat and sunlight were major hurdles they had to face. “It started to get hot, but I pulled through it like a champ,” said Rucker.
Their next match is scheduled for Thursday, September 12th at Pine Forest. With a game of that magnitude on the schedule, the Colts are ready to bring their “Ace” game.