Tennis: Socastee, Myrtle Beach roll to region wins

socgtennis-smashThe Socastee High girls tennis team opened a hectic week of region play in impressive fashion, sweeping host Sumter 6-0 on Monday, the first of four consecutive days of region matches.

The Lady Braves (9-3 overall, 7-0 Region 6-4A) remained undefeated in the league by winning all five singles matches and No. 2 doubles in straight sets.

Socastee faces Carolina Forest on Tuesday, South Florence on Wednesday and West Florence on Thursday in an effort to complete a clean sweep to the region schedule.

Singles

Anna Brice Cox (S) def. Whitner raw ford 6-0, 6-0
Joy Renfrow (S) def. Avery Jones, 6-2, 6-0
Kristian Case (S) def. Emily Mulholland 6-2, 6-2
Nicole Mortel (S) def. Lindsey Smith 6-3, 6-4
Charlotte Gaspers (S) def. Sharkemia Brown 6-1, 6-3

Doubles
Marie Benedetti & Hannah Beam (S) def. Woodley Kate Jones & Ashlyn O’Connor 6-0, 6-1

* Myrtle Beach 6, Wilson 0: The Lady Seahawks (12-3 overall, 5-0 Region 7-3A) remained undefeated against region competition by sweeping the Lady Tigers on the road.

Myrtle Beach plays host to Georgetown on Tuesday.

Singles
#1 -,Emma Springs defeated Nikitta Jona. 6-2. 6-3
#2. – Bailey Deskins defeated Mallorie Gainey 6-4. 6-2
#3 – Paxton Gentry defeated Courtney Timmons. 6-3. 6-0
#4 Sarah Woodard defeated Sanjana Beeraka. 6-2. 3-6. 10-1
#5 Cayce Roberts defeated Anna Kate Watson. 6-4. 6-3

Doubles
#2- Catherine Truluck. Myleigh Gainey (MB) def. Janel Horton and Rebecca Liu. 6-4. 6-1

Photo by Joel Beachum

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