For two seasons, the doubles team of Abby Creek and Amy Spoonire racked up a lot of wins for the Williamsport tennis team, but couldn't get a berth in the state tournament.
So going into Creek's final season, head coach Charlotte Trout asked the two to try a new strategy to fulfill their goal.
"We had a few holes, so we asked them ... to do singles. They were worried about how it would affect their doubles," Trout said, "but we convinced them they could do it."
Creek and Spoonire did it all right, reuniting at the end of the regular season to win the county tournament and get to the District One finals to qualify for the Maryland State Tennis Tournament today and Saturday at Essex Community College.