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|Mercer Island High School Girls Tennis|
In their thirty-eight year history of tennis, the Mercer Island girls have won…and won a lot. They have won an astounding 35 KingCo Championships (22 consecutive), 23 district championships, and 25 state championships. There have been 21 singles and doubles state champions as well.
Mercer Island won its first state title in 1973, and won eight in a row. A year later, they won seven more in a row. Their current streak has reached eight in a row, from 1997 - 2004.
Along with coaching girls’ tennis, Joyce Hedlund is also the head boys’ coach. She has spent the last ten years as the boy’s coach and the last five years as the girl’s coach. The Seattle Post Intelligencer named her the Girls Coach of the Year for the state in 2004. Joyce has also won Coach of the Year as the girls’ coach twice and as the boys’ coach three times.