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From the May 14, 2014 issue of The Journal
The Marion County High School boys tennis team won its second consecutive Class A Public State Championship in a 3-2 victory over Trion. The state finals were held at Clayton International Park in Jonesboro on Saturday, May 10.
Winning back-to-back state championships is an unprecedented event in Marion County athletics.
"It feels great to repeat," said junior Gray Wells.
Freshman Ryan Widner added, "Winning state twice shows the level of dedication that the veteran members of this team have."
That dedication was constant – even when conditions prevented them from hitting the courts to practice.
"Rainy days conditioning in the L.K. Moss Elementary gym is the hardest part of successfully defending a state championship," sophomore Kendrick Baker said jokingly with a consensus of chuckles from his teammates.
"The team knows that ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.