Redlands East Valley held off Citrus Valley, 11-7, on Thursday in Citrus Belt League play.
The Wildcats have suffered just one loss during CBL play, which has come against crosstown rival, the Redlands Terriers.
Against the Blackhawks, No. 1 doubles team of senior Emma Bohnert and junior Breanna Blackey won two of its three matches.
The duo of Bohner and Blackey are in their second year as a doubles team.
“It was difficult in the beginning. We struggled with communication,” Bohnert said. “Communication is key in doubles and we gained each others trust and now we high five each other and try to encourage one another to keep fighting.”
While their communication as grown stronger, the tandem has goals bigger goals in mind.
“We want to become as strong as we can and win as many matches as we can,” said Blackey. “We want to continue to improve throughout the season and be able to look back and be proud of how hard we worked together.”
For seniors such as Bohner, who is a four-year varsity player, she has seen the Wildcats program finish no higher than fifth in the Citrus Belt League the last two season.
“We have beaten Cajon and Citrus Valley so we are planning on being up there (this year),” she stated. “As a team our biggest goal is to make it in the Top 3 and we are on the path to doing just that.”
Junior Julia Vizcaino expressed the same goal for the Wildcats this year.
“I want REV to be in the top three (of the Citrus Belt League) this year and qualify for CIF,” Vizcaino said. “We are looking good so far.”
Vizcaino won two of her three matches against the Blackhawks as the Wildcats’ No. 2 singles player.
REV will continue its journey to the top of the CBL standings at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday against Yucaipa.