CHS girls’ tennis team continues region success

genegraham@comporium.netSeptember 24, 2013 

— The Clover High School girls’ tennis team continued its success in Region 3-AAAA, defeating Northwestern 4-2 and Rock Hill 5-1 last week

The Lady Blue Eagles were 5-1 in the region entering this week’s play.

Head coach Renee Farris, whose teams have been dominant in the region for a number of years, said the Lady Blue Eagles returned only three starters from last year’s team, all in new positions.

“Our girls are working hard in new roles, striving to improve their game as the season goes along,” Farris said. “Our region is always competitive. The kids have accepted the challenge so far in region play.”

Harriett Hall, the No. 1 singles player for the Lady Blue Eagles, was beaten by Northwestern’s Rebecca Gibbons 6-1, 6-2.

Corey Brom, the No. 2 CHS singles player, bested the Lady Trojans’ Brooke Harrington by identical scores, 6-3, 6-3.

Playing at No. 3 singles, Clover’s Grace Miller defeated Haley Benfield 6-3, 6-1, with Holley Rowland falling to Northwestern’s Callie Plaxco 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4 singles.

Playing at No. 5 singles, Clover’s Anna Miszkiewicz coasted past Northwestern’s Bailey Lewis 6-1, 6-0.

The No. 2 doubles team of Anna Drechsler and Ali King defeated the Lady Trojans’ Marie Burkhart and Chloe Parker 6-1, 6-3.

Mindful of the quality opposition the No. 1 singles player faces each week, Hall extended Rock Hill’s No. 1 player, Anna Sharp, to the limit before bowing 6-2, 6-4.

All of the other CHS tennis players won their matches against Rock Hill, with Brom prevailing 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2.

Miller won her match decisively, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3. Roland gutted it out, winning a marathon match 5-7, 7-5, 10-6 at No. 4 singles.

Miszkiewicz won her No. 5 singles match in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.

Once again, Drechsler and King were dominant playing at No. 2 doubles, prevailing 6-1, 6-0.

The Lady Blue Eagle tennis team will travel to Nation Ford Thursday for a 5 p.m. match.

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