AUSTIN, TX -- Franklin High School has staked claim to another UIL State Tennis Championship after Kayla and Carrie Casey won the Girls' Doubles title with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Sierra Potts and Amy Henard of Brock Tuesday morning at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
Kayla and Carrie beat the Brock duo at the regional tournament 6-love, 6-love. The rematch wasn't as easy, but the defending 2A doubles champions were not going to be denied another state title.
It's certainly tough to beat a doubles team that is on the same page, and when they're sisters that just adds to the challenge.
"I feel like I know what she is thinking at all times," said Kayla Casey who completed a rare high school grand slam with her 4th state title in as many years. "If I see that they are going to slam it on one side I just automatically go to the other and she just knows to go get it and switch. We don't even have to say anything, we just know," ended Kayla.
"We know who is going to go where and I don't know it's kinda a sister thing maybe," added Carrie.
The bottom line is it works. While Kayla heads to Midwestern State with four state championships, it's two in a row for Carrie, who will switch to singles next year. Their older sister Kendra won three titles during her high school career. If you add those nine championships, to the singles title their mom, the former Nancy Ann Metcalfe won at Franklin High School in 1982, that's 10 state tennis championships and counting won by the Casey family.