A win at the No. 1 spot by junior Erica Williams spurred Coral Shores High's girls tennis team to a 7-0 sweep of St. Brendan in a Wednesday's road match.
Williams, in her second year topping the Lady Cane lineup, "played strongly" in her 8-2 singles victory, head coach Blake Fry said.
Ellie Leopold at No. 2 scored an 8-4 win over St. Brendan's former No. 1 player. Other Coral Shores winners were No. 3 Rachel Walters, 8-3; No. 4 Juliana Pena, 8-2; and No. 5 Maria Lozada, 8-2, in her return to the singles lineup.
Joslyn Schipper and Sacha Franks won the No. 3 doubles, 6-3; while No. 1 Williams-Pena and No. 2 Leopold-Walters each won by 8-1 scores.
"The girls stepped up and took care of business," Fry said. "It was quite impressive."
As a team, Coral Shores has not lost a regular-season match in four years.
Coral Shores' boys won a 2-1 decision over a short St. Brendan lineup. No. 1 Will Morton lost a 7-5, tiebreaker. No. 2 Sam Nelson cruised, 8-0. Cole Houser and Morton won the doubles match.
The Canes host Marathon High at 2 p.m. Feb. 28.
Softball team loses slugfest
A pitching shortage again troubled the Coral Shores girls softball team Tuesday in a 19-14 loss at Archbishop Carroll.
Leading the Cane offense were Ileana Garcia (4-for-4, four runs scored); Kaylyn Wyatt (3-for-4, two runs), Chelsea White (2-for-2) and Pookie DelPino (two hits, three runs).
DelPino, playing catcher, threw out a runner at third base.
The Lady Canes play a 4 p.m. Tuesday home game against Key West's junior varsity, then travel to Marathon for a 3:30 p.m. Friday game against the Dolphin JV.