The Clover High School girls tennis team is off to an impressive start to the 2012 season.
Head coach Renee Farris, who’s built a solid program at CHS, has been working with this year’s group for some time. Farris is readying the Lady Blue Eagles for what is expected to be a competitive season in Region 3-AAAA.
The CHS girls began the season with a 5-0 win over Nation Ford, with one match incomplete due to rainfall.
Kate Stewart, the CHS girls’ No. 1 singles player with loads of experience at the top of the ladder, breezed past Nation Ford’s Ashley Trull 6-0, 6-1
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In No.2 singles, Clover’s Harriet Hall bested Suzanna Goss 6-4, 5-2. The match was incomplete due to rain.
The Lady Blue Eagles’ Caroline Hester, playing No. 3 singles, defeated Nation Ford’s Casey Strickland 6-1, 6-0.
In other singles action, Clover’s Elizabeth Edmunds rallied past Darby Trull 6-2, 6-2 in No. 4 singles competition.
Clover’s Corey Brom subdued Nation Ford’s Tanashia Thomas 6-2, 6-2 in No. 5 singles play.
The Lady Blue Eagles were equally successful in doubles competition, with Merrit Miller and Anna Miszkiewicz rolling past Suzie Clark and Annie Morgenstern 6-1, 6-1.
The CHS girls improved to 2-0 on the season with a 6-0 win over rival York.
Stewart, Hall, Hester, Edmunds and Brom all won their singles matches, with Miszkiewicz and Miller prevailing in doubles competition.
The Lady Blue Eagles travel to South Pointe in Rock Hill Thursday for a 5 p.m. Region 3-AAAA match and will host Northwestern Tuesday at 5 p.m. on the CHS courts.
Results of a big home match with Fort Mill earlier this week will appear in next week’s Enquirer-Herald.