The two seniors who lead the undefeated Jay M. Robinson tennis team have collected impressive records using hard work and competitiveness.
Neither Forrest Cannon nor Josh Mosakowski - the No. 1 and 2 players, respectively, for the Bulldogs - has lost a singles match this season.
But this is nothing new, as the two have dominated the tennis court for a few years now.
Cannon is 62-3 during his four years at Robinson, while Mosakowski is 65-0, having never lost a regular-season match.
First-year coach Sarah Dabbs said the main reason her two top players are doing so well is the way they approach the sport.
"It's a mental game, and they're both mentally prepared to go out there and win," she said. "They want to be the best."
Mosakowski, who said being undefeated so far in high school is a great accomplishment, started playing tennis only five years ago.
He got interested in tennis and started taking lessons after some neighbors convinced him to give it a try.
Mosakowski, who said he works on his game as often as he can, attributes his streak to his positive attitude.
"That always helps me get through the hard times even if I'm not playing well," he said.
Dabbs described Mosakowski as a very skilled player who is consistent and able to place the ball well on the court.
As for Cannon, Dabbs said, he's an aggressive player who is skilled at hitting winners.
Cannon said his motivation, which has led him to a dominating performance against his South Piedmont Conference competition, derives from his desire to not get out-worked.
"I know there are going to be better players who are better so I need to push myself ," the 17-year-old said.
Cannon added that he's been fortunate to have good coaches throughout his life.
He started playing tennis at age 6 mainly to compete against his older brother, Gray. Cannon was the No. 2 player on the squad since his freshman year and took over for his brother as the No. 1 player last season.
The senior said his success also comes from staying calm on the court.
"If you lose a point, there's always the next one - you have to win that one," he said.
Cannon admits that his opponents often seem to approach playing him differently, but for Mosakowski it's a different story.
"Not many people know of my streak or the way I play," he said. "I just go out there with a mindset of giving it my all, and I think they do, too."
Dabbs said the talent on her roster goes beyond her top two men. Robinson is 12-0 (11-0 in the South Piedmont Conference) - as of April 15 - and is looking to take the inaugural SPC conference title.
Dabbs said the Bulldogs, who won the last two ME-CA 7 championships, are talented all around.
"They're skilled enough that they can correct their own mistakes," she said. "It's really nice as a coach to have that."
Dabbs, who has coached the Robinson girls' tennis team for three seasons, said she's had to adjust her coaching style for the boys. She explained that they need to be pushed less than her girls' team.
"They're so motivated to win their matches - and they don't just want to win, they want to sweep the team they're playing," she said.
Dabbs said she's happy with the way her season has gone, although one thing bothers her.
"We don't have as much competition in this conference, which I think is going to hurt them in the long run," said Dabbs about the move from the 4A ME-CA 7 to the 3A SPC.
"They're going to go regionals and play against such a different caliber of players, and I think that's going to be difficult for them."
But Mosakowski said they will continue to prepare the same way to get ready for the postseason.
He hopes his team will do well at the SPC tournament and at regionals and maybe earn a trip to states.