The Lady Trojans tennis team finished the week last Thursday night in a win over the Lady Lions of Loris High School, to remain unbeaten in the very young 2016 season.

The Lady Trojans bested the Lady Chiefs of North Myrtle Beach for the second time, by the score of 5-2, taking three of five singles matches and sweeping the Lady Chiefs in doubles play.

Scoring in singles play were Kaylee Jordan taking a 6-4, 6-3 win over Taylor Gore;

Emmy Kienast fell to Lorena Beltran,1-6, 1-2; Carlyse Major lost to Malaysia Williams, 2-6, 4-6; while Hali Hutchinson battled to a 6-3, 1-6, 12-10 win over Rachel Grove; and rookie

Tamara Jackson had a shutout win 6-0, 6-0 win over Anna Phillips.

In doubles action, the duo of Kaylee Jordan andEmmy Kienast earned an 8-6 win over Taylor Gore and Lorena Beltran, while Chance Caulder and Shayla Hardee 8-0 won by forfeit.

“Our girls really dug deep tonight. Heat was rough and it started affecting all of the girls, but they battled through it to pull out a nice win,” said coach Tracy Kienast.

Two nights later, the Lady Trojans traveled across the woods to visit the very young Lady Lions, who were playing their first match. It was another hot, humid night as the Lady Trojans swept the Lady Lions 7-0.

Singles winners and scores were Kaylee Jordan 6-1, 6-1 over Hannah Josephs; Emmy Kienast 6-4, 6-4 over McKenna Archibald; Carlyse Major 6-1, 6-3 over Toni Bell; Hali Hutchinson 6-0, 6-2 over Charlotte Eaddy; and Tamara Jackson 8-1 over Anna Anderson.

In doubles play, the Green Sea Floyds’ team of Kaylee Jordan and Emmy Kienast won 8-7 (10-8) over Hannah Josephs and McKenna Archibald. Lady Trojans Chance Caulder and Shayla Hardee battled to an 8-6 victory over Brantlee Gerald and Tristen Lilly.

“The girls played really well tonight,” said Kienast. “A very strong effort from each of them.”

The team’s next match was Tuesday, Sept. 6 at East Clarendon, followed by another away contest on Sept. 8 at Marion.


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