HOOKSETT — Taylor Suozzo understands how special this is.

As a freshman, she helped the No. 1 Bedford High School girls’ tennis team win a state championship last year, and after Wednesday’s 7-2 win over the No. 2 Derryfield School, the Bulldogs are once again NHIAA Division I champions.

“It’s pretty crazy because not many teams can win consistently,” Suozzo said. “It’s just interesting how our team has been so good. Our team bonds really help us go to victory.”

Suozzo’s No. 2 singles match really seemed to inspire Bedford. Trailing 6-2 to Derryfield’s Emma Place, she rallied to take a 7-6 lead. Place took the next set before Suozzo took the 9-7 win.

“I thought the key matches were certainly number two, because we were up six to two, and then number five. We were down and lost eight to six,” Derryfield coach Gus Moral said. “We dropped those matches and it could have been either three to three or four to two in our favor. They got the key points they needed to win both matches, so that’s a credit to them.”

Bedford’s Carley Citron took her No. 1 singles match 8-0 to start the proceedings, and after Suozzo’s win, Derryfield responded with wins in the No. 3 and No. 4 singles. Miranda Shilling defeated Caroline Herz, 8-6, in the former, while Julia Hardy overcame Abby Tjie, 8-3.

Sophia Dimos and Katelyn Hirnak won the No. 5 and No. 6 singles with winning scores of 8-6 and 8-0.

Bedford clinched the title when the third doubles pairing of Tjie and Dimos defeated Hardy and Caroline Desmarais, 8-4. Citron and Suozzo won No. 1 doubles, 8-1, {span}over Abi Leonardi and Place{/span}, and Herz and Hirnak won second doubles, 8-4 as well.

“We came into this thinking like a team,” Bedford coach Chris Bouressa said. “It’s an individual sport, but ask anyone on this team and nobody will tell you it’s that way. They work hard. They work really, really hard. It doesn’t matter if they’re winning or losing. They have support for each other. It’s a great group of girls.”