RADFORD –– Among the competitors at Thursday’s Group A singles final four, Paige Hanks wasn’t the kid with the blazing or bending serve. She wasn’t the one with the powerful topspin forehand, the indefensible overhand smash or the whizzing cross court backhand.
Paige Hanks was the player who ran down just about everything that came her way. She was the one that wouldn’t let a point die an easy death. The one that, in contradiction to tennis nomenclature, forced a ton of unforced errors by her mere persistence.