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State tennis tournament: McGuinness twins Morgan, Madison Schick have come a long way

On Friday and Saturday, the twins, seniors and McGuinness tennis players played in the state tennis tournament. Morgan was knocked from the tournament on Friday at No. 1 singles, while Madison finished in fourth place on Saturday at No. 2 doubles with her partner, Katie Conrad.
BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM, Staff Writer, Published: May 4, 2013

“We weren't that way,” Morgan said.

It was a mess. So was that time last year when their family went to France and they played in a tennis tournament and they had to face each other in the finals.

Madison won that won, but neither twin offers up the score. Scores don't matter between these two sisters.

 But this year went much better for them playing separately. They also said their team collectively got better, and both were satisfied with their finish in the state tournament. The Irish went from finishing eighth as a team last year to fifth this year.

 Now their identical standardized test scores and GPA, despite getting different grades in different classes, are sending them to Wake Forest in the fall.

Although they agreed they learned a lot and grew from their high school tennis experience, they are hoping to join the Wake Forest club tennis team and maybe even do a little traveling with the team.

 “Just playing recreationally,” Madison said about their future.

 “Keep playing for fun,' Morgan added.

Then they both agreed at the same time that even if there isn't a pizza party or a state medal at stake, they'll continue playing tennis.