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Updated: 04/16/2014 09:10:01AM

Sport of tennis a lifelong affair for VHS twins

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PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL

Venice senior tennis player Laura Dempsey returns a shot during Monday's practice.

PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL

Venice senior tennis player Erica Dempsey works on her backhand shot during Monday's practice.

PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL

Venice senior tennis players and identical twins Erica (left) and Laura Dempsey (right) helped lead the Lady Indians to this week's FHSAA State Finals. The Dempseys, the team's No. 4 and No. 5 players, are likely the only set of twins playing in this week's tournament that will decide the state championship.

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

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When the Venice Lady Indians take the court in today’s FHSAA State Tennis Finals in Altamonte Springs, it’s very likely they’ll have one thing that none of the other seven teams have that are competing for the Class 3A title: a set of identical twins.

Seniors Erica and Laura Dempsey make up half of the team’s four starting seniors. For the Dempseys, playing tennis was always in their blood since their father Jim Dempsey is a former VHS tennis player and the current tennis director at Courtside Tennis Club in Venice.

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