Six Midlands teams open play in the Class 4A state tennis playoffs on Monday.
Region champions Irmo and Lexington and Dutch Fork earned first-round home matches. Irmo, which has only lost to undefeated A.C. Flora, went 12-0 on the way to the Region 4A title and hosts Northwestern in an Upper State opener. Lexington, 10-0 in Region 5 outings, hosts wild card entry Spring Valley in a Lower State match.
Dutch Fork takes on Clover at home in a first-round Upper State match.
Otherwise, Richland Northeast and Blythewood have tough Lower State first-round road outings on tap. RNE travels to face mighty Wando, while Blythewood is off to take on West Florence.