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Niceville girls win state tennis title

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The Niceville High School girls tennis team has won the 2A state title, the first in the history of the program.

The Eagles’ point total was 13, just enough to narrowly defeat Creekside and Barron Collier high schools.

Niceville kicked off the tournament Wednesday with a 12-0 record, but got off to a slow start Thursday by going 0-5 in the singles championships. The team overcame the slow start in doubles competition, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News.

Once comfortably ahead of Barron Collier 12-7, the lead had dwindled to 12-9.

But Niceville didn’t panic. The Eagles didn’t pout. They didn’t make excuses. They didn’t dwell on a bad shot here or there.

Instead, they did what they’ve done all season: Find a way to win.

— Northwest Florida Daily News, April 17, 2014

Read the Northwest Florida Daily News report here.

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