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SC Team Takes Silver at the Southern Jr. Cup

September 30, 2009 03:57 PM

After a grueling Saturday of singles matches Team South Carolina had their work cut out for them as they went into the final day of doubles action in the 15th annual Southern Cup in Chattanooga, TN. Because of torrential downpours on Saturday all of the singles matches were played indoors at the area Prep schools. Down 12-6 to 14 time defending champions Georgia, and tied 9-9 with North Carolina, coaches Gary Agardy and Mark Smith needed to fire their team up if they were going to do any better than third place.
 With the weather clearing Sunday morning, the doubles action took place at the beautiful Champions Club in Chattanooga. The first slate of doubles matches pitted Team SC against Georgia. Despite a great effort by the Palmetto State duos, Georgia captured their 15th straight Southern Cup defeating SC 5-4 in doubles, for an overall score of 17-10. They also beat Team North Carolina 8-1 in doubles to ensure the 2009 championship.
 Team SC still had work to do, as it would need to take 5 of the 9 doubles matches to snag the second place honors in the Gold division of the Southern Cup. The SC pairs took 6 of the 9 to bring home the silver. With the clinching point coming from the 14’s boys team of Jared “J-Rock” Woodson and David Parker. J-Rock was the only South Carolina player to win all 8 of his matches over the strenuous 3-day event.
Coaches Gary Agardy and Mark Smith were both very pleased with the outcome and are already making plans for next year’s event. Maybe next year Team SC can get the Southern Cup out of Georgia.

Bottom: Connor Evins, Matthew Mendez, Jared Woodson, David Parker, Ansley Speaks, Ivey Welborn
Middle: Chip Cox, Molly O’Koniewski, Alex Martin, Katie Foschnacht, Anna Kate Anderson, Ashley Kitchen, Meghan Blevins
Top: Coach Mark Smith, Corin Hallman, Cal Hilsman, Harrison Richmond, Jacob Behal, Kyle Koch, Coach Gary Agardy