Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Lugoff-Elgin High School
AC Flora High School
Well our season has come to an end. We fell to last year’s state runner ups… and 2015’s State Champions… AC Flora High School. Despite the loss, we were still very happy with our season. We were also not unhappy with our game play as we were able to take a few games off of them. We will take this experience and try to build on it next year.
#1 Singles: Spencer Hinton vs. Lukas McClamrock (1-6)(0-6): Most of these recaps are going to be the same from court to court. Spencer’s opponent was hard hitting to the corners. Despite Spencer’s height and reach, he found he could not cover the pace and accuracy of his Flora opponent.
#2 Singles: Matthew Mills vs. Zach Kirkland (1-6)(0-6): Matthew’s game actually looked pretty good against his Flora opponent’s game. Unfortunately Zach’s game was very similar to Lukas’ game. Matthew was able to move his opponent around a bit, but more and more of the longer points went Flora’s way.
#3 Singles: Tyler Matthews vs. Mal Fant (1-6)(1-6): Tyler started each set by winning the first games. Most of the games though had Tyler trying to absorb the power shots of his Flora opponent. His defense could only hold up for so long before Flora was able to pound his way to the win.
#4 Singles: Ryan Hill vs. Alex Echols (2-6)(0-6): Ryan’s first set started off looking pretty close. Alex was able to eventually find his game and keep Ryan on his heels.
#5 Singles: Holden Roberts vs. Michael Davis (0-6)(0-6): Power and accuracy was the name of the game once again on the Flora side of the net. Holden did his best to anticipate his opponents kill shots, but was unable to do so with much success.
#2 Doubles: Elijah Jordan / Coby Morrison vs. Robert Echols / Talley Moorman (0-8): With Flora only having 5 courts, the #2 doubles team took the courts already knowing we had lost for the night. This took them a little off their game. Many unforced errors and double faults found their way into the Lugoff game.
Again… sad to be out, but happy with our season. I was also happy that though we seemed outmatched tonight, no one played as if they were about to lose. If we are going to lose, I rather see my boys go down swinging and playing their game.