As Cedar Ridge girls tennis reaches the midway point in the season, there’s no question they’ve established themselves as the team to beat in the Big 8 Conference.

A week after sweeping Chapel Hill and Northwood in road matches, the Red Wolves captured its eighth straight victory over Webb 7-2 in Hillsborough on Monday afternoon.

Olivia Ward won at #2 singles over Anna Freuler in three sets,  capturing the 10-point tiebreaker 10-7. Ward is now 7-3.

From there, Cedar Ridge dominated singles play, dropping only three games in the final four matches.

Leah Thompson defeated Sarah Monte 6-1, 6-1 to bolster her record to 7-1. Serena Sauters dispatched of Erin Bostic 6-1, 6-0 to remain undefeated at 10-0. Alana Lutz swept Emily Burns 6-0, 6-0. Hannah Spear wrapped up the victory wth a 6-0, 6-0 golden bagel of Anna Currin.

Spear is also undefeated at 8-0.

Thompson & Lutz won its doubles match 8-1. Emma Wilson and Sauers swept its doubles match over Burns and Currin 8-0. Lutz & Thompson improved to 6-1 as a tandem in 2006. Sauers & Wilson improved to 4-1.

Cedar Ridge is now 9-1, 5-0 in the Big 8 Conference. They travel to the Rock Quarry on Thursday to face Voyager Academy before venturing back into conference play next week.

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