It’s not often that you get a chance to be the first in school history to accomplish something. The 2018-19 LE Boys Tennis team did just that by defeating Blythewood tonight 4-3. This is the first boys tennis team in school history to make the 5A playoffs (this is the first year that LEHS moved up to 5A). What’s more, they clinched the #2 seed in a strong, competitive region. LE will host the #3 seed from Region 3 (Rock Hill) on April 25th in round 1 of the upper state playoffs.
Spencer Hinton, Alex Hinton, and Coby Morrison won at singles. Spencer and Alex Hinton orchestrated a masterful first team doubles performance under the lights to clinch the victory for LE.
Holden Roberts and Coby Morrison, both graduating seniors, were recognized before the match for their commitment to LE tennis. Each has had a stellar high school tennis career and demonstrated a commitment to excellence. We wish them the very best in the future.
#1 Spencer Hinton (LE) def. Turner Hoffman (B) 6-2, 6-0
#2 Alex Hinton (LE) def. Tarun Ramkumar (B) 6-0, 6-1
#3 Reed Broderick (B) def. Holden Roberts (LE) 6-1, 6-0
#4 Alex Kivett (B) def. Andrew Boone (LE) 6-4, 7-6
#5 Coby Morrison (LE) def. David Burns (B) 5-7, 7-5, (1-0) match tiebreaker
#2 Carter Johnson/Morgan Marshall def. Xavier Hunt/DJ Rawls (LE) 6-1, 6-0
#1 Spencer Hinton/Alex Hinton (LE) def. Turner Hoffman/Alex Kivett (B) 6-1, 6-3