Monday, April 17, 2017
Lugoff-Elgin High School
Blythewood High School
Both teams seemed to be suffering from lack of play over Spring Break. The outcome really could have gone either way, and unfortunately for Lugoff it went Blythewood’s way this night.
#1 Singles: Spencer Hinton vs. Colin Miles (2-6)(4-6): Spencer found himself a little overmatched by the power and consistency of his Blythewood opponent. He was able to put a few more points together to his advantage in the second set, but Colin already had the finish line in view.
#2 Singles: Matthew Mills vs. Mason Marshall (4-6)(6-2)(10-6): Matthew seemed to suffer least from the time off from school and tennis. He had a few too many errors in the opening set, but had no problem closing out the match in the next two.
#3 Singles: Tyler Matthews vs. Reed Broderick (5-7)(6-2)(12-14): In true Tyler fashion, this match went the distance and beyond. They played a very close opening set. It was difficult to tell which player was winning it until they finally changed the score keeper to indicate a set to Blythewood. Tyler took control of the second set and quickly tied it up. The 3rd set tie break was very stressful for the coaches and fans to watch, but Blythewood was finally able to put 3 points together in a row to take the match.
#4 Singles: Ryan Hill vs. Garrett Miles (2-6)(6-7… 4): Ryan definitely got off to a slow start. Near the end of the set Ryan started to hit a little better, and he rode this new momentum into the 2nd set. He was nearly able to win the second set, but Garrett was able to take it to a tie break. Again Ryan took a good lead in the tie break, but again Garrett was able to close the gap. Blythewood was able to win the last 5 points in a row to win the match.
#5 Singles: Holden Roberts vs. Turner Hoffman (4-6)(5-7): Although Holden was being outhit by his Blythewood opponent, he was able to keep the match close. His defense was only able to keep the game close. He was unable to turn on some offense to gain the advantage in either set.
#2 Doubles: Elijah Jordan / Trey Stephens vs. Jonathan Jiang / Morgan Marshall (4-6)(6-7… 2): Just like the #5 singles game, Lugoff was able to keep the game close, but was unable to find a way to close out either set.
Tomorrow Lugoff travels to Manning.