Chapman, back in Region 3-3A this year, gained the edge in the girls’ tennis championship race with a 4-3 victory over Clinton (3-1, 3-1) on the Panthers’ Inman home courts.
A year ago, Chapman ousted the Red Devils from the Class 3A playoffs and advanced to the state finals. This time the Panthers’ edge was at the top of the brackets – 1, 2 and 3 singles and 1 doubles – though it took tie-breakers to win three of the four.
Singles: Westlyn Morris (Ch) defeated Mark Catherine Dailey 4-6, 6-3 (10-2). Elizabeth Williams (Ch) defeated Ana Maria Rincon 6-3, 3-6 (10-2). Julianna Coates (Ch) defeated Chandler Dailey 6-0, 6-3. Reese Gowan (Cl) defeated Madeleine Williams 6-2, 6-1. Gracie Spangler (Cl) defeated Aria Buddorf 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Morris-E. Williams (Ch) defeated M.C. Dailey-C. Dailey 6-1, 3-6 (10-7). Gracie Wiggins-Kimora Wesley (Cl) defeated Norah Carroll-Trista Ryan 6-1, 6-2.
The two teams meet again in Clinton on Sept. 24. Next up for the Red Devils is a visit from Woodruff on Thursday.
District 56 updated its ticket policies for the sports programs at Clinton High School and Clinton Middle School with additional attendance requirements to comply with the mandates of the S.C. High School League.
Varsity and JV football games will be limited to 1,300 spectators at Wilder Stadium. All JV and varsity volleyball games will be limited to 300 spectators in the gym. Middle school volleyball will be limited to 150 spectators in the gym. Ticket distribution and sales will be facilitated by the CHS and CMS athletics departments and will include the following guidelines:
All spectators will be required to enter the venue with a mask or face covering and adhere to social distancing at all games. Spectators will not be allowed to enter without a mask or face covering. Members from the same or immediate family may sit or stand together.
Spectators are not allowed on the field or court prior to or after games. Spectators should remain in the seating area or standing room area at all times unless visiting the concession stand or restrooms. All spectators must remain six feet apart while standing in lines.
Potential spectators are asked to remain at home if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are under quarantine for close contact or exhibit signs of illness. Personnel at ticket offices and tables will be unable to make change. Ticket prices are: varsity football, $7; middle school and JV football, $5; middle School, JV and varsity volleyball, $5; girls’ tennis and cross country, free.
Clinton volleyball picked up a region road win at Union County, edging the Yellow Jackets by scores of 18-25, 15-25, 27-25, 25-21 (15-6).