DuBOIS — The DuBois girls tennis team improved to 4-0 on the young season Tuesday with a convincing 7-0 win over visiting Bradford.

DuBois players lost just a combined seven games in seven matches to complete the sweep of the Lady Owls.

The Lady Beavers wasted little time in securing the victory as they won all four singles contests, as well as No. 3 doubles within an hour of the match starting. All five matchups hit the courts at the high school complex at the same time.

DuBois got straight-set singles sweeps from Alexis Strouse and Alaina Heberling in the No. 1 and 2 matches, respectively. Strouse blanked Lady Owl Isis Wilcox, while Heberling shutout Kate Pfeil.

Teammate Alexa Zartman bested Bradford’s Andrea Winsor, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, while Gabby Henrichs posted a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Jessica Hannon in her singles debut.

In the first doubles match to best played, Lady Beavers Amber Corbeil and Jenna Coffey upended Sophie Sheridan and Sierra Williams, 8-2, at No. 3.

By the time the first and second doubles matchups hit the courts, the final outcome had already beeb decided, as the Lady Beavers led 5-0.

As planned beforehand, DuBois head coach Jenna Kirk sent out four fresh players in the final two matches, while Bradford had its four singles players in action for a second time on the day.

At No. 1 doubles, DuBois’ Alexa Alker and Haley McAninch made quick work of Wilcox and Pfeil, 8-1, while teammates Kaycee Vanchure and Sarah Peters topped Winsor and Hannon by that same 8-1 score.

“All the girls played really well today,” said Kirk. “Our top four singles players got us off to a good start all winning in straight sets. Gabby (Henrichs) has always been a strong doubles player for us, and today she got to play her first singles match and she played great.

“Amber (Corbeil) is a senior this year, and she has really improved since last season. She is one of our team captains, and she has done a wonderful job encouraging and leading the girls on and off the court.”

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