Girls' Tennis - Fall 2020

Any students interested in playing tennis this fall please contact Coach Smith @ 803-215-7910
  • Head Coach - Kyle Smith          Email:  ksmith@acpsd.net            Phone: 803-215-7910

     

    Weekly Update: October 23
    The Lady Jackets hosted South Florence in the 1st round of the AAAA playoffs on Tuesday, October 20.  The Lady Jackets fell to South Florence 6-0 to end the season.  The girls finished the season with a 10-5 record and finished tied for 9th in AAAA tennis.

    A speial thanks to our graduating seniors and junior who played their final match as Yellow Jackets (Bailey McNair, Brandy McNair, Emma Shiver, Autumn Jones, Madi Usry, and Macy Logan) for their leadership and commitment to the team.  You all will be missed.

    We now set our sights on Tennis 2021.  We have a significant amount of work to do if we are to return to the playoffs.  We will begin practicing as a team in May for the 2021 season.  However, it is critical for current and prospective players to get outside and play as often as possible.  Make a commitment to get better!

    See you soon.

     

    Weekly Update: October 16
    The Lady Jackets closed out their regular season with a region win against Midland Valley and a tough loss against Gilbert. 

    The squad had an easy time with the Mustangs from Midland Valley  winning evey match in straight sets.  With the win, the girls closed out their region with a 6-2 record and a second place finish. 

    The Jackets traveled to Gilbert for a play-off tune-up Thursday, October 15 and lost a nail biter 4-3.

    The Jackets will now square off  at home against a yet to be determined opponent Tuesday , October 20 in AAAA first round action.  The Jackets finished their regular season with a record of 10-4. 

    Weekly Update: October 9
    The Lady Jackets hosted Greenwood and South Aiken duringthe week, claiming a 6-0 win agianst Greenwood before falling to region foe South Aiken 4-2.  With the win, South Aiken claimed sole owneship of the AAAA Region 5 championship with the Jackets claiming 2nd. 

    The Jackets had a relatively easy time with Greenwood  with all 5 singles matches and second doubles winning in straight sets.

    The highly anticipated rematch with South Aiken match lived up to its billing with 4 matches going to 3rd set tiebreakers.  Unfortunately for the Lady Jackets, three of the four tiebreakers went to South Aiken.

     

    Weekly Update: October 2
    The Lady Racket Jackets had another great week, picking up three road wins against Brookland-Cayce, Greenwood, and region foe Aiken.

    The Brookland-Cayce match started at 6:30 PM due to a 1:45 traffic delay on I-20.  The contest was tight with multiple matches going three sets. 
    Big wins at #1 singles (Ansley Hooks), #4 singles (Ann Marie Partl), #5 singles (Emma Shiver) and #2 doubles (Gladdie Laube and Macy Logan) propelled the Racket Jackets to a 4-2 win that ended at 10:31 PM.

    The Lady Jackets defeated the Greenwood Eagles 5-1 on Wednesday with wins at #1 singles (Ansley Hooks), #3 singles (Brandy McNair), #4 singles (Ann Marie Partl), #5 singles (Emma Shiver), and #2 doubles (Gladdie Laube/Macy Logan).  In exhibition matches, the Jackets had doubles wins with Madi Usry/Abby Goforth, Autumn Jones/Sherry Kong, and a singles win with Katie Ellis. 

    The girls headed over to Odell Weeks Tennis Center in Aiken on Thursday afternoon for a big region match with Aiken and came away with a big win!  Wins at #1 singles (Ansley Hooks), #2 singles (Bailey McNair), #4 singles (Ann Marie Partl), #5 singles (Emma Shivers), and #2 doubles (Gladdie Laube/Macy Logan) catapulted the squad to the win.  

    With the three wins, the jackets are now 8-2 overall and 5-1 in region play.  The win against Aiken also guaranteed a playoff spot for the Jackets. 

    The Jackets have two home matches this week.

    Monday            October 5       Greenwood

    Tuesday           October 6       South Aiken

    Come out and suppor the team!!

     

    Weekly Update: September 25
    This was a terrific week for the lady jackets!  The squad played two matches and were victorious in both matches after defeating Brookland Cayce 5-1 on  Monday and knocking off region foe Airport 5-1 Tuesday.  Out Thursday match against South Aiken was postponed due to rain and is reschedued for Tuesday, October 6.  

    The Brookland Cayce match was one of the best high school tennis matches I've been a part of.  While the score looked lopsided, five of the six matches concluded in third set tie breakers, with the Jackets prevailing in five of the matches. 

    The Airport win moved our region record to 4-1 on the year and the team is currently 2nd in region play.

    The Jackets have a tough week ahead with four matches this week, all on the road. 

    Monday            September 28   @ Brookland-Cayce

    Tuesday           September 29   @ Midland Valley

    Wednesday      September 30    @ Greenwood

    Thursday           October 1        @ Aiken

    I know the team will respond well and I look forward to a long but fruitful week.

    If possible, come and see the team play.  The girls really appreciate your support.

    Weekly Update: September 18
    The lady jackets played one match this week and it was a huge victory for the team!  The girls defeated cross county region rival Aiken 4-2.   With the win the lady jackets improved to 3-2 on the season and 3-1 in region play. 

    This upcoming week will be tough with 3 matches against Brookland-Cayce, Airport and South Aiken.  All three matches are home matches.

    The team truly apprecaites the fan support this year.  We've had excellent crowds for our matches and it hasn't gone unnoticed.  Keep on supporting our squad!

     

    Weekly Update: September 11
    The Lady Jackets played three matches in three days, winning only one, but exhibiting great effort in the two losses.  The Jackets fell to defending region champ South Aiken 5-1 and lost to Gilbert 4-2.  The girls responded with a 5-1 win over region foe Midland Valley on Thursday to run the record to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the region.

    The Lady Jackets will have only one match next week but it will be a pivotal match as the girls take on region rival Aiken High School on Tuesday, September 15.  The match will be held at Riverview Park in North Augusta and will begin at approximately 5:00 PM.  The winning team will maintain 2nd place in the region with the losing squad occupying the 3rd spot. 

    Come out and support the team.  Your support is a great encouragement to our girls!

    Coach Smith

     
    Weekly Update: September 4
    Our team had a great opening match against Airport HS last Thurday as the Lady Jackets rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Lady Eagles.  All five singles matches were straight set victories. 

    We have three matches next week.  We will travel to South Aiken (match will held at Odell Weeks Tennis Center on Whiskey Road) on Tuesday and play home matches against Gilbert on Wednesday and Midland Valley on Thursday.

    Weekly Week of August 31
    Girls' fall tennis practice has gotten off to a great start with 12 girls commiting to play. 

    Our squad began practice on August 17th and we have been blessed to avoid any missed practice days due to the inclimate weather.

    With school beginning this Monday (August 31), we will move practice to 4:00 - 5:45 PM.

    Players and parents are reminded that all SCHSL safety protocols will be continue to be followed throughout the season.

    Our first match is Thursday, September 3.  We will travel to take on the Aiport Eagles in West Columbia, SC.  The match will take place
    at Airpot High School .  The address is 1315 Boston Ave, West Columbia, SC 29170

    As always, if you have any questions, please give me a call at 803-215-7910.

    Coach Smith