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Lancaster High School tennis team splits two matches

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Fall Sports Roundup

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster High School tennis team split a pair of Region III-AAAA matches last week.

The Lady Bruins topped Gaffney, 4-3, but dropped a 7-0 loss to Spartanburg.

In the win over Spartanburg, veteran players Sara Hicks, Carley Adams and McKenzie Blanton posted decisive wins. Blanton’s last game was impressive as she aced the GHS player four straight times.

Freshman Ivy Plaza had a tough loss in a third-set tie-breaker.

Senior Kadijah Laney and sophomore Kadedra Brown continue to learn the game and improve.

The match was decided by the No. 1 doubles team, which posted an easy win.

LHS 4 GHS 3

Sara Hicks (L) def.  Allie Little (G), 6-0 6-0

Carley Adams (L) def. Jaclyn Bruton (G), 6-1 6-2

McKenzie Blanton (L) def. Leighlan Fowler (G), 6-4 6-2

Ariel Queen (G) def. Ivy Plaza (L), 4-6, 6-2, 10-6

Leah Fair (G) def. Erica Moses (L), 6-0, 6-1

Sara Hicks-Carly Adams (L) def. Bruton-Queen (G), 8-2 in a pro set

Carlie Peeler-Kierra Robinson (G) def. Kadedra Brown-Kadijah Laney (L), 6-0, 6-2

In the Spartanburg match, the highly-regarded Lady Vikings rolled.

The LHS girls showed improvement and won more games than in the previous match with Spartanburg.

McKenzie Blanton had the one match that was equal, but lost. One rally was more than 50 shots.

SHS 7 LHS 0

Carolina Holland (S) def. Sara Hicks (L), 6-0, 6-0

Kelsey Barnette (S) def. Carley Adams (L), 6-0, 6-1

Isabella Zollinger (S) def. McKenzie Blanton (L), 6-4, 6-3

Julia Wilson (S) def. Ivy Plaza (L), 6-0, 6-0

Emma Hall (S) def. Erica Mores (L), 6-2, 6-0

Olivia Rainer-Lauren Kistler (S) def. Kadedra Brown-Kadijah Laney (L), 6-1, 6-0

Rucker volleyball 

The A.R. Rucker Lady Rams remained unbeaten in middle school volleyball play with a 3-0 sweep of South Middle School.

Rucker prevailed 25-3, 25-7 and 25-12.

Lauren Crapps served 20 points in the win.

Hayden Thorne had five kills and served 16 poibts with five aces.

 Kailee Glover served 15 points and Keyotta Garris posted four kills for the Lady Rams.