girls tennis

Nature Coast sweeps county tennis invite

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Nature Coast's Sierra Remondelli serves during Friday's final day of the county invitational at Delta Woods Park. Photo by Cheryl Clanton

The field wasn’t as complete as originally intended, but for the Nature Coast boys and girls tennis teams, what turned out be a county invitational this week proved a rewarding experience.
While the boys went down to the wire to edge Weeki Wachee, the Lady Sharks dominated two other county squads, as both captured first place in the tournament that was held Thursday and Friday at Delta Woods Park.

Sports notebook: Springstead softball lives up to top seed

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Springstead's Leah Grant slides into home during Wednesday's 6A-6 semifinal versus Lecanto. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

Having lost only one game all regular season, and gone 10-0 in district play, it came as no shock that Springstead’s softball team won the Class 6A, District 6 Tournament as the top seed on its home field this week.
But the Lady Eagles are trying not to take anything for granted as they embark on a promising postseason run, so they appreciated Thursday’s 3-0 victory over Crystal River in the district title tilt.

Sports notebook: Hernando girls earn regional repeat

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Hernando's Maddie Pickersgill during her match with Crystal River's Olivia Parker Thursday afternoon in Brooksville. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

Three Hernando County tennis teams advanced into regional play as district champions, but only one remained standing after Thursday’s finals.
For the second season in a row, Hernando’s girls collected a regional championship by defeating Crystal River at the Brooksville City Courts. This time around, the Lady Leopards won by a 5-2 score in the Class 2A, Region IV final.

Curren, Pickersgill send Leopards to states

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Grace Curren plays a shot against Crystal River's Maddie Lewis during Thursday's regional final. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

BROOKSVILLE – The final point and team victory secure, Grace Curren and Maddie Pickersgill collapsed into one another’s arms, an embrace of both supreme relief, celebration and ultimately some sadness.
For the two Hernando seniors, Thursday’s Class 2A, Region IV girls tennis final represented their final time playing for the Lady Leopards at the Brooksville City Courts.

Hernando’s Curren finishing off fine career

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Hernando senior Grace Curren returns a shot during the 2A-7 Tournament at Crystal River. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

CRYSTAL RIVER – For the past four years, Grace Curren has dominated the local girls tennis prep circuit. But her time on the court will soon come to a close.
The Hernando senior will lead the Lady Leopards into Tuesday’s regional semifinal against Hudson at the Brooksville City Courts, starting at 3 p.m.

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