High School Sports

Tennis: Four Midlands team stay undefeated

Lexington, Spring Valley, Chapin and Camden remained unbeaten in boys tennis with wins on Thursday.

Lexington, which in ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, handed sixth-ranked Irmo its first setback of the season, 6-0. Gordon Lucas, Ross Sons, Parker Adkins, William Lightle and Trey Swearingen all won in singles for the Wildcats, and all stand at 3-0 individually. Brian Kim improved to 3-0 in double, pairing up this time with Grayson Hill. Kim has also won when teamed up with Hampton Pickens and Brandon Mathews this season. Irmo fell to 4-1.

Third-ranked Spring Valley upped its record to 5-0, 4-0 in Region 4-4A with a 6-0 success against neighboring Ridge View. Ashkon Babaee and Conner Burke were the only singles regulars employed by the Vikings. Babaee won at No. 1 singles and is 4-0 on the season. Burke, normally the starter at either No. 4 or No. 5, moved up to win at No. 2 singles vs. Ridge View. Conner stands at 5-0. Otherwise, Nick Nichnic (2-0) won at No. 3 singles, while Rohan Sunthankar and Sean Sunnigan were winners in their first singles starts this season. Saeed Siediqi and Ryan Bailey were successful in their first varsity doubles outing of the season.

Chapin improved to 3-0 with a 5-1 win vs. Airport to sweep the season series with its former region rival. But the Eagles did suffer their first individual setback to date when Sean McCawley fell to Josh Stevenson at No. 5 singles. Kyle Koch, Alex Wallace, Jeffrey Koch and Robert Hinson, however, all improved to 3-0 in singles play. Sean Koch and Andrew Hill teamed up for their second doubles win. Koch is 3-0 in doubles, pairing with Zach Woodham in the first Airport match.

Camden moved to 4-0 with a 5-1 win against Sumter. No. 1 man Josh Cook, JoJo Tiller and Roderick Gtodd all stand at 4-0 in singles play. Andrew Koutrolakis and Davis Goodrich both prevailed in their singles debuts.