The Southern Junior Cup took place September 12 – 14th and September 19 – 21st at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The SC Southern Junior Cup 12s team traveled to Chattanooga for a great weekend of tennis September 12 -14th. The winning team of the Gold division was Team Venus coached by Jarrod Ward of Arkansas. Robin Alston of Rock Hill was the South Carolina competitor on the team. Other SC players who participated in the event include Ashe Ray (Spartanburg), Matthew Rundle (Simpsonville), Jackson Armistead (Hilton Head), Samantha Johns (Simpsonville), and Mary Grace Armistead (Hilton Head). Gary Agardy was the South Carolina coach present on site throughout the weekend.
The 14-18s Southern Junior cup took place at the Champions Club September 19-21st. The competition was fantastic in the gold division, which was comprised of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Team Georgia took the championship, while Team South Carolina had a strong showing finishing in 3rd place in the Gold Division.
Team South Carolina was coached by Mark Smith and Carlos Lozano and was comprised of Jacob Jahn (B14 – Mount Pleasant), Bryce Keim (B14 - Spartanburg), Earl Navarro (B14 - Charleston), Paul Hendrix (B16 – Murrells Inlet), Oliver Crawford (B16 - Spartanburg), Sean Sculley (B16 – Hilton Head), Adam Elliget (B18 - Summerville), Alex Steryous, (B18 - Taylors), Kyle Barr (B18 – Myrtle Beach), Emma Navarro (G14 - Charleston), Ali Despain (G14 – Murrells Inlet), Maggie Cubitt (G14 - Spartanburg), Lauren Joch (G16 - Irmo), Elizabeth Williams (G16 – Hilton Head), Ellie Czura (G16 - Bluffton), Makenna Jones (G18 - Greenville), Jade Lewis (G18 – Hilton Head), and Sydney Patton (G18 – Simpsonville).
Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, and staff on a fantastic event! It was a great weekend of tennis!