The winning beat goes on for the Marco Island Charter Middle School.
In their 11th season, the team has never lost a match. They are 5-0 this season.
However, St. Ann of Naples nearly broke the string last week, losing 3-2. The match went down to the final doubles competition.
Jordan Canady and Noah Holten won No. 2 doubles in a tiebreaker to clinch the win.
In singles Ariel Schneider won, 6-0, while John Martin lost, 6-1.
In doubles, Colin McMullen and Max Frimberger lost, 6-3, but Areesa Chaudhry and Elizabeth Clark won, 6-3, to tie the match. Then Canady and Holten saved the day.
Against Gulfview the match went more smoothly, with Charter School winning, 4-1.
Schneider and Justin Pham won singles, with identical 6-2 scores.
In doubles, McMullen and Frimberger won, 6-2, Canady and Holten won, 6-3 and Chaudhry and Clark lost in a close match, 6-4.
Schneider came to Marco from Atlanta last summer to improve her game to increase her chances to move up the USTA Junior rankings. She has played in a number of tournaments since coming to Marco and is under the tutelage of Gary McDevitt.
“She really helps the team,” coach Jerra Minning said. “It’s nice that she has school spirit.”
Team members also include Stephanie Alvarez, Kayhan Peksen, John Martin, Adi Gratkowski, Susan Faremouth, Stephanie Alvarez and Tatia Ghziniashzili.
The last two matches of the season will be after spring break. Both matches are at Cambier Park in Naples. The Charter School will play St. Ann at 4 p.m. on April 11 and Gulfview at 4 p.m. on April 12.