Saturday, August 26, 2017
Woodruff High School
Laurens District 55 High School
Kathleen Horner 3-6 6-4 10-6 Eryn Beeler
Kathryn Tribble default win over Lilly Cairnes
Bella Burrafato 3-6 3-6 MG Lawson
Anna Jenkins4-6 1-6 Abby Ogle
McKenzie Little 5-7 6-4 10-3
#1 Doubles Horner/Tribble 6-3 6-3 Beeler/Lawson
#2 Doubles Youssef/Brownlee 1- 6 1-6 Madison/Megan
In the 3rd round of the Highway 221 Eye-opener Tournament The Lady Raiders took the courts against a familiar foe playing the Woodruff Wolverines. The match started with Tribble was awarded a win after Cairnes became ill, giving the Raiders an early 1-0 lead. From that point forward, it became a repeat of near yearly matches against Woodruff. The Girls grinded for long tough points and worked hard to gain points. The Raiders fell behind on the match score 1-3 before Horner and Little were above to each battle back from 1st set losses to pull out desperately needed wins in 3rd sets. The match hinged on the #1 doubles of Horner and Tribble. For the 2nd straight match Horner/Tribble picked up the win to give the Raiders a 4-3 win and the championship of Pool B.
Kathleen Horner/Kathryn Tribble/McKenzie Little each received a game ball for their excellent play throughout the tournament with Kathleen Horner being named to the All-Tournament Team.