- In sports, losing is a part of the game, but someone forgot to tell Antigo's Abby Robrecht and Taylor Arrowood.
The Robins' number one doubles team hasn't lost a match in more than three years.
"We never expected any of this," Arrowood said. "Freshman year, the only team we lost to was Rhinelander. We really never expected any of this."
Rhinelander and Antigo combined have seven players that went at least 5-0 in the regular season of conference play.
Hodags' No. 2 singles player Emma Roberts didn't lose any conference matches last year, then got even better over the summer.
"I've just been, compared to last year, hitting it a lot harder," Roberts said. "I can have a lot better shot selection and positioning."
Even though the focus remains on the team, it's hard for undefeated players to keep the streak out of their minds.
"They're talking about it at practice," Antigo head coach Aimee Hein said. "They're snapping their friends about it. They know."
And the ones who have remained undefeated the longest handle it in completely different ways.
"I think I thought about it this morning for a little bit, but that's about it," Robrecht said.
"I always think about it," Arrowood said.
All of them share one thing in common though: taking care of business on the court.
Rhinelander finished two points ahead of Antigo to win its seventh Great Northern Conference title in eight years.
|Story By: Andrew Goldstein