When White Pine faced Lincoln in the championship game of the Ladycat’s home preseason tournament at the beginning of the month, they lost their first game and had to rally back to win. They weren’t going to make the same mistake in the two rival team’s second chance at one another on the road Friday.
White Pine’s varsity team defeated Lincoln in straight sets in their first match and in three sets in the second. The two wins continue an early season streak for the Ladycats (6-1), who have only lost so far this year to West Wendover in the preseason.
But it wasn’t just the varsity team that continued to make a name for themselves so far into this season at Lincoln, with the junior varsity team winning in straight sets in both of their matches. The junior varsity Ladycats team has actually done their varsity team one better by not dropping a set so far in their first few games of the regular season.
Part of that reason might come from the fact that only one junior varsity player was promoted from last year’s squad to play on varsity with the other seniors this year. But the freshmen new to the team have also demonstrated to the coaching staff that they possess the same amount of enthusiasm and dedication in practice to be just as successful as their older counterparts.
The good news for both teams is that they head into a bye this weekend, followed by two straight weekends of home games, facing winless Mountain View Christian Academy (0-6) on Sept. 25 and Meadows (4-5) on Oct 2.