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Athlete of the Week: Screven tandem makes history
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            Two weeks ago, the Screven County No. 1 doubles duo of Kelsey Forehand and Sydnee Weaver became the winningest tandem in school history with their victory over Southeast Bulloch on March 23.

            The win was their 38th as a team, and they have since pushed their career record to 40-9.

            “We’ve been teamed up with each other since our freshman year,” said Weaver. “We’re really comfortable with each other and don’t have any issues communicating with each other on the court. I think that gives us an advantage over most teams that we play.”

As dominant as the pair has been, the two will likely split up next season to fill slots for singles play that will be vacated by this season’s seniors.

            “This might be our last year playing together, but we’ve enjoyed it,” said Forehand. “It’s been fun, but we’ll do whatever we’re asked to help out the team next season.”

            With their consistent play, Forehand and Weaver have the Lady Gamecocks sitting at 14-2 on the season, primed for a run at a region title that eluded them last season.

            “We’re all focused on playing our best late in the season,” said Forehand.

            “Winning the region has been our goal, so we’re really working hard for it,” added Weaver.