Mother Nature hasn't been kind in the past week.
A pair of cold fronts that have blown through the state the last week have brought with it blistering winds, diving temperatures and in some cases rain. Those conditions don't bode well for an outdoor sport such as team tennis.
The Memorial Mustangs overcame the first front on Friday when it sat through a pair of weather delays before eventually playing and defeating Seven Lakes 10-5 to punch its 11th-straight ticket to the UIL State Tournament this week in College Station.
With the state semifinals matches set for Wednesday, of course, here came another front. This one postponing the matches to Thursday and forcing whichever teams that would advance to play both rounds of the state tournament on the same day.
But in the end, Memorial persevered. With a pair of 10-7 victories, the first over Southlake Carroll and the second over Plano West, the Mustangs captured the program's second Class 6A State Championship in the past three seasons. The last time Memorial won a state title before this year was 2017.
With the pair of wins on Thursday, Memorial completes the perfect season going 19-0. The Mustangs will not turn their attention to spring tennis where the program could bring home even more hardware on the individual level.
Houston Memorial tennis has reached dynasty level.
The Mustangs battled through multiple weather delays and bitter cold weather on Friday to overcome a 4-3 deficit and defeat Seven Lakes 10-5 to clinch the Region III-6A Championship.
With the win, Memorial clinched its 11th-straight trip to the UIL Team Tennis State Tournament, which is set to begin on Wednesday in College Station.
"I think it is a dynasty," Memorial coach Budd Booth said. "I just think the kids have experience from the past and they are up for it. For these big matches they really play well. They pick up their game and they play well. They work hard all year and they prepare for this. I'm proud of them, the entire team."