- The 2016 Rhinelander girl's tennis players are used to having success, having won six conference championships in a row.
That means they've won every Great Northern Conference title since joining the league in 2010.
And this year's squad has more championship experience than most.
"In a typical year, we usually have two to three seniors, and this is an unusual year because we have seven," said Rhinelander Head Tennis Coach Bob Heideman.
Some players feel the boost in experience has led to more leadership on the squad, and it's a benefit they welcome with open arms.
"Going from having three people leading the team to trying to decide how to separate the seven that we have, I think it's really helping our team," said Rhinelander Senior Kristina Jacobson.
But with so many strong senior players on the roster, Heideman says finding a role for everyone can be difficult.
"The seven will play varsity, will they play at the position that they want is another question," said Heideman.
But so far the players are embracing their new roles on the team.
"I was on the singles team the past three years," said Rhinelander Senior Katie Krueger. "And I loved singles but this summer coach took me and Hannah aside and said 'you guys are going to play doubles.' And I think we were both really excited to switch it up."
Although it's been more than half a decade since another team won the Great Northern Conference, this year's Hodag players understand lucky number 7 won't come easily.
"I want to work hard and make sure the team is working hard because it's not just given to us, and we definitely play some tough competition throughout the conference, and there's people that want to knock us off throughout the conference as we go for number seven," said Rhinelander Senior Ali Schickert.
The Hodags have started the year 5 and 0, and their confidence moving forward is soaring.
"I don't doubt it," said Krueger. "I really think we are going to go for our 7th in a row."
The Hodags are hoping to build on that success against Medford on Tuesday.