Coral Shores’ Kai Guth, right, returns a ball in her doubles match with teammate Olivia Hughes. Photos by TRACY MCDONALD/Keys Weekly

The Coral Shores Hurricanes picked up a pair of wins in their most recent battles for Keys court supremacy, defeating Marathon in back-to-back matches before falling to Pace on March 9. Coral Shores swept the Fins in true Hurricane fashion, beating them 7-0 on March 7 and again the following day. The Lady ’Canes winners were Olivia Hughes, Kai Guth, Macy Cakans and Lupita Guerrero, while the boys winners were Makani Burga, Aiden Althouse and Johan Smith. Both teams will finish out their seasons in the next few weeks before districts begin on April 11 in Miami.

Key West traveled to LaSalle on March 8, losing 7-0 to the Royal Lions. They play three more matches before districts begin in mid-April, with LaSalle on the schedule again as well as two matches against Marathon.

Coral Shores’ Johan Smith returns Marathon’s Jonas Jones’ serve in their match at Marathon on March 7. Photos by TRACY MCDONALD/Keys Weekly
Tracy McDonald fled to the Keys from the frozen mountains of Pennsylvania hours after graduating from college and never looked back. She is a second generation coach and educator, and has taught in the public school system for over 25 years. She and her husband met at a beginning teacher meeting in 1997 and have three children born and raised in Monroe County. In her free time, McDonald loves flea markets, historical fiction and long runs in the heat.