Blum put a damper on the opening match of the head coach Stacey Smalley era in Hico Tuesday night, sweeping the Lady Tigers in straight sets.

"The girls played hard, but we have a lot we need to work on," said Smalley. "But we are communicating better than I had previously seen."

Smalley said Caitlyn Lee is leading the Lady Tigers in all areas.

"She's our setter and she played well (Tuesday)," Smalley said. "She's our leader on the floor. She has good communication skills and she gets all the girls pumped up and excited."

Hico will be in tournament play today and Saturday in Clifton.