The Aledo RacquetCats are looking for another handful of championships.
Having already won nine consecutive district championships, the team is aiming to run their streak to 10 when they travel to Granbury Tuesday for a match that will decide the District 8-5A champion.
Since 2012 the winner between Granbury and Aledo - which has always been the RacquetCats - has gone on to win the district title.
And Karl Richter, in his 15th season coaching the RacquetCats, believes his team is playing its best tennis of the year each time they take the court.
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"The team is definitely getting better each match," said Richter.
"We have a lot of freshmen playing, and particularly doubles. They had a lot to learn about playing doubles and how we like to play."
The RacquetCats entered this past weekend 7-1 overall and 4-0 in district, having obliterated each one of their league foes, including 19-0 whitewashes of Joshua, Burleson Centennial and Crowley. Their lone loss was 12-7 to another perennial power, Lubbock Monterrey, in the second match of the season.
"I feel like if we played them again we would have a better shot now," said Richter of Monterrey, a possible postseason opponent.
But for now, he and his team have their sights set on Granbury, another program that is used to being in the postseason. The Pirates also came into this week 4-0, and likely stayed unbeaten as they were playing Burleson Centennial.
"We are looking forward to it," said Richter of the Granbury match. "It’s a nice place to play and they have a fun team to play against. The kids are very nice and they compete well."
Richter’s team this season consists of three senior boys, four senior girls, four junior boys, four junior girls, three sophomore boys, two sophomore girls, two freshmen boys, and two freshmen girls.
And each one understands the Aledo tradition, of which the RacquetCats have carved out their own niche.
"I think we would be good even if Aledo was not good in other sports, but it is my experience that being around winners kind of pushes you to win also," said Richter.