LANSING | Bri Walker kept smiling all through her No. 8 singles championship match with Reavis' Anna Wypych.
Walker was smiling afterward, too, as she won 21-19, 21-17.
"I just did not want to get down on myself," Walker said. "Even when I missed a few shots, I just kept smiling. That makes you feel good inside and you can concentrate better."
The Rebels won the South Suburban Conference team title with 59 points out of a possible 60. They won the title for the third straight year. South won every singles title but one.
T.F. South's Andrianna Johnson was a little nervous going into her championship match with Reavis' Jessica Bachelda.
"Even though I had beaten her multiple times, she is a good player," Johnson said. " I did not want to lose, so I just thought about what it was like when I lost a match and that gave me the confidence. I did not want to lose."
Johnson won the No. 5 singles championship 21-18, 21-17.
"I just went in the match and did not worry about making mistakes," Johnson said. "I went out and played my game."
Reavis was second with 40 points.
The Rebels also got wins from Jessica Gomez, Cassie Breshock, Jenna Pasko in Nos. 1-4. Jhennie Corpuz, Cameron Crosby and Jessica Ballard won at Nos. 6, 7, and 10, respectively.
"I came out and had a lot of fun today," Gomez said. "I played well enough to win, but my focus is on sectionals and state.
"It was just good for us to win the conference."