Hammond defeated Orangeburg Prep, 7-2, on Monday in the first round of the SCISA Class 3A tennis playoffs. The Skyhawks (8-4) travel to face Wilson Hall on Wednesday in the quarterfinal round.
The semifinals and championship matches are scheduled for Friday and Satuday at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter.
Hammond swept all six singles matches vs. OP. Maggie Herring breezed at No. 1 singles, followed by Caroline MacGillivray, Ali Gray DeLoach, Madelon Kneece, Ann Elise Goudelock and Caroline Harris.
Heathwood Hall and Ben Lippen, meanwhile, both suffered season-ending losses on Monday. Heathwood Hall dropped a 6-3 decision to Florence Christian, and Ben Lippen was blanked, 9-0, by defending state champion Hilton Head Prep.
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Region 1 champion Cardinal Newman, which drew a first-round bye, takes on Pinewood Prep in a quarterfinal match on Wednesday. The Cardinals carry an 8-2 record into postseason play, losing only to Irmo and Wilson Hall.