The Indian Land High School women’s tennis team, coached by Margaret Morris, is on a winning streak with five straight wins after a single opening loss.
In their latest victory, the Lady Warriors beat York Comprehensive High School 5-1 at home on September 14, with a 5-0 regional record.
“We lost not one, not two, but three varsity players,” Morris said. “The JV girls who came up did a tremendous job and everyone who had to play really upped their game.
“They’ve been working hard this year and it’s really paid off for them.”
Keerthana Nair (IL) v Ellie Dismukes (Y), 6-0, 6-0
Reyah Patel (IL) v Briley Comer, 6-0, 6-0
Zoey Hsu (IL) vs Analia Arboleda (Y), 6-4, 6-2
Claire Ziobrowski (IL) v Summer Cook (Y), 6-2, 6-0
Alka Kumari (IL) vs Anna Kate Dover (Y), 1-6, 1-6
Claire Broome and Reese Williamson (IL) v Ansley Hoyle and Teagan Cowart (Y), 6-1, 6-1
JV: Avery Hu (IL), 4-0
JV: Meckenzie Martus (ILMS) and July Cortez (IL captain), 2-4
JV: Meyoki Doyle (ILMS) and Arnasia Singletary (IL), 4-1
IL beats Lancaster
The Lady Warriors beat the Lady Bruins, 5-1, September 13 in Lancaster.
“This was a great match as we had two varsity players out. Everyone had to play at least one spot higher than usual and we called up two JV players to play on the varsity team,” Morris said. “We also managed to play a JV doubles match and won 8-0! Everyone stepped up and played amazing!”
Caitlyn Johnson (IL) vs Isabella Bryant (L), 6-2, 6-0
Patel (IL) vs Emily Prete (L), 6-1, 6-4
Brooklyn Lamb (IL) vs Emma Craig (L), 1-6, 0-6
Ziobrowski (IL) v Grace Belk, 6-0, 6-0
Emma Monfore (IL captain) v Nylah Mable, 6-1, 6-4
Broome and Williamson (IL) v Otis Mendez and Chloe Crenshaw (L), 6-1, 6-4
JV: Martus (ILMS) and Alka Kumari (IL) vs Taylor Prete and Sareia Chin, 8-0
IL wins Catawba Ridge
On September 8, the Lady Warriors hosted the Catawba Ridge High School Lady Copperheads and won 4–2, in what Morris called a “big win” for his team.
Nair (IL) vs Lilly Lesperance (CR) 6-1, 6-0
Johnson (IL) v Katherine Koehl (CR) 6-0, 6-1
Patel (IL) v Mallory McCart (CR) 6-1, 6-4
Lamb (IL) vs Ava King (CR) 2-6, 3-6
Hsu (IL) x Nala Uter (CR) 0-6, 2-6
Monfore (IL) and Ziobrowski (IL) v Sydney Biggers and Emerson Brooks (CR) 6-0, 6-4
IL wins the Northwest
The Lady Warriors hosted Northwestern High School of Rock Hill on September 1.
“This was a long, stressful game full of tiebreakers, but the Warriors came out on top, 4-2,” Morris said.
Nair (IL) v Victoria Baraski (NW), 0-6, 0-6
Johnson (IL) v Alawa Hope (NW), 7-6 (7-5), 2-6
Patel (IL) v Emma Gary (NW), 6-1, 6-4
Lamb (IL) vs Alexa Foy (NW), 2-6, 2-6
Hsu Prices (IL) vs. Rebecca (NW) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Broome and Williamson (IL) vs Presley Knight and Kingsley Brakefield (NW), 3-6, 6-4
IL sweeps York
On August 30, the Lady Warriors traveled to York to beat Lady Cougars 6–0 in the team’s first regional match.
Nair (IL) vs Ellie Dismukes (Y) 6-0, 6-0
Johnson (IL) v Briley Comer (Y) 6-1, 6-0
Patel (IL) x Natalie Dover (Y) 6-1, 6-0
Lamb (IL) x Summer Cook (Y) 6-0, 6-2Hsu (IL) x Anna-Kate Dover (Y) 6-4, 6-3
Ziobrowski and Kumari (IL) vs Annslee Hoyle and Lilly Cowart (Y) 6-3, 6-1 (2-0)
IL falls to Fort Mill
On August 29, the Lady Warriors dropped to Fort Mill High in an away game, 4–2.
Nair (IL) v Emily Rimmer (FM), 6-3, 6-0
Johnson (IL) v Kate Hall (FM), 6-3, 6-3
Patel (IL) v Adrianna Staniszewski (FM), 1-6, 1-6
Lamb (IL) vs. Esme Bromham (FM), 0-6, 0-6Hsu (IL) vs. Kendall McCarty (FM) 2-6, 2-6
Ziobrowski and Williamson (IL) vs Fort Mill No. 2, 3-6, 1-6
The Lady Warriors are back in action on Monday, September 19 at Fort Mill High School and Tuesday, September 20 at Northwestern High School. On Thursday, September 22nd, ILHS hosts South Pointe High School. On September 27, the Lady Warriors travel to Catawba Ridge High School in Fort Mill. All games are at 5pm