South met up with the Blue Streaks on the fair concrete of Madison High School, and the winners were the bugs. Entomologically speaking, they appeared to be chironomidae, or more colloquially, midges. I call them Canadian soldiers because…well, that was just the way I was raised. Some people are Pepsi people, others drink La Croix, and I prefer the name Canadian soldiers for these pesky insects.
With no disrespect to the military members of our neighbors to the north (do you even know what the capital of Canada is?), the term fits. Canadians are stereotypically friendly and will not bite you. Well, neither will these bugs which want nothing more than to be seen, take up space, and occasionally fly into the mouth of a tennis player.
But honestly, you don’t want a Canadian getting in your way (despite your affection for their comedy and music) when you are trying to set up your doubles partner with a deep backhand.
South overcame these difficulties to run their record to 12-1. Congrats to the whole team!!
Lorena Jevnikar (S) def. Payton Lewanski (M) 6-1, 6-0
Anabella Noel (S) def. Brianna Cannady (M) 6-0, 6-1
Irene Rozenberg (S) def. Ashley Van Pelt (M) 6-1, 6-0
Andreanna Zaverl and Gigi Crockett-Tomasio (S) def. Chloe Lewanski an Maddie Moretti (M) 6-2, 6-0
Chloe Bancroft and Hallie Phipps (M) def. Ellie Rowe and Ally Corrao (S) 6-2, 6-2
South: 12-1 (6-1)