The varsity girls tennis team had another exciting and successful season this year.
The 2018 team finished with a standout overall record of 17 wins and only 5 losses. Season highlights included beating rivals Wesleyan, Blessed Trinity, Marist, and Lovett. Additionally, the Lady War Eagles competed for the first time in the Jekyll Jam, where they finished tournament runner-up. They also, once again, went undefeated in Region play. Led by captains Sydney Taylor (3-year letter winner) and Caroline Yarbrough (4-year letter winner), the team swept Eastside to be crowned Region 4-AAAA Champions. In the state playoffs, the Lady Eagles remained unbeaten through the first two rounds, defeating Cross Creek 5-0 and Mary Persons 4-0. In the quarterfinal round, they battled but lost 0-3 to North Oconee, which went on to win the State title. Caroline Yarbrough (Sr.), Sarah Lewis (Jr.), Sydney Lopez (Jr.), Sydney Taylor (Jr.), and Ansley Carpenter (Fr.) were unanimously named to the 2018 All-Region Team. No. 2 singles player, Ansley Carpenter, received the MVP award and had the team’s best match record of 18-2, an accomplishment worthy of accolades. The coveted War Eagle Award was presented to Caroline Yarbrough for her leadership, great sportsmanship, and dedication to Woodward Tennis. Congratulations to all ten team members on an outstanding season!
2017-18 WA Varsity Girls Tennis Team
|Sydney Taylor – Captain||11|
|Caroline Yarbrough – Captain||12|
Eileen Mcwhorter, Head Coach
Over almost 30 years, Coach McWhorter has coached various sports including softball, soccer, and girls basketball. For the past seven years, she has coached the girls tennis team, for six years as assistant coach and for one year as varsity head coach. In her first year as head coach, the team won the state championship. She has six state championship rings for coaching and was inducted into the Woodward Athletic Hall of Fame as assistant coach for the state championship 1996 girls basketball team. She loves coaching for the relationships she has shared with fellow coaches and student-athletes.