With an all-important match looming on Thursday, Clinton (5-1) polished off Broome in Spartanburg on Tuesday, 7-0, in girls’ tennis.
That sets the stage for an encore showdown against Chapman on Thursday at the Red Devils’ Clinton Middle School courts. The Panthers hold the Region 3-3A lead by virtue of a 4-3 decision – 3 of Chapman’s 4 points required tie-breakers – over Clinton on Sept. 14.
Singles: Mary Catherine Dailey (C) defeated Lacy Harris 6-0, 6-0. Ana Maria Rincon defeated Lane Alfred 6-0, 6-0. Chandler Dailey defeated Jaden Carrol 6-0, 6-0. Reese Gowan defeated Virginia Campbell 6-0, 6-1. Gracie Spangler defeated Sarah Hartel 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles: M.C. Dailey-C. Dailey defeated Harris-Alfred 8-0. Gracie Wiggins-Kimora Wesley defeated Mallory Robison-Mallory Caldwell 6-1, 6-1.
Led by Rebekah Smith – credited with 18 kills, 13 digs and 4 aces – Laurens stormed back to defeat Region 2-4A opponent Greer on Tuesday at the Yellow Jackets’ home court.
The Raiders (3-2, 2-2 region) won the match, 27-29, 25-21, 25-23, 25-14.
Greenwood visits Laurens on Thursday.
Callie Wzorek had 3 kills, 5 aces and 7 digs. Aubrey Wardell had 16 digs and 5 aces, the last on match point to secure the win.
Greer won the junior varsity match – 25-17, 25-16 – in spite of the best efforts of Laurens’ Emma Liner (6 digs, 2 aces), Anna Nance (1 kill, 3 aces, 8 dig) and Madelyn Orcutt (3 kills, 3 digs).
Due to COVID-19 concerns, Laurens Academy postponed its varsity and middle-school volleyball matches this week.
The Crusaders had been scheduled to host Wardlaw Academy on Tuesday and visit Newberry Academy on Thursday.