"I think all the competition will keep everyone on their toes this season and is a real positive thing for the Francis Scott Key program," said Baugher. "This is where we're going to turn the corner. At the end of each match, we're asking the players 'what have you learned?' and 'how can we improve on things?'
"This is the approach we're taking and the kids are getting that much more out of it. The kids are real positive and it will make us stronger down the road."
South Carroll may have the best No. 1 girls doubles team in senior Nikki Robitaille and sophomore Amber Clutter. They came up with the Cavaliers' only win against Westminster Friday.
Both teams should be competitive in the county, particularly the girls.
Last season, they finished 13-3 under 13-year coach Jim Carnes, and have a solid nucleus back.
Juniors Erica Bouthner and Julie La Bare return at singles to complement their top doubles team.
The boys finished 7-9 in 1992 and lost their top singles player, Sam Thepvongs. Senior Paul Weinhardt will try to fill the void at the top singles spot.