High School Sports

Irmo advances in 4A tennis playoffs

Irmo stayed alive in the Class 4A girls tennis playoffs on Thursday by handing host West Florence a 4-2 second-round loss. The Yellow Jackets face undefeated, four-time defending champion Wando in the Lower State semifinals Tuesday in Mt. Pleasant.

The Warriors (18-0) are no strangers to the Jackets. Wando beat Irmo for the 4A title in 2006, and sent the Jackets packing in the third round of the Lower State playoffs in 2004.

The Yellow Jackets received singles wins from Mary Chris Satterthwaite at No. 1, Gillian Harper at No. 3 and Mavina Guram at No. 5, but the difference was the doubles triumph by Ivey Westerkam and Priya Purohit.

Wando sent Dutch Fork packing with a 5-1 win on Thursday.