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Three South Carolina No-Cut Teams Win State Championships

Mauldin High School, Hilton Head Island High School and Christ Church Episcopal School all took home state champion titles this past weekend. This is the second consecutive state title for Mauldin and the fifth straight title for Hilton Head High and Christ Church.

The Lady Mavs of Mauldin won the girls 4A state championship, beating Wando High School, 4-2.  The Hilton Head Seahawks won the girls 3A state championship in their match against Nation Ford, 5-1.  The Christ Church Cavaliers took home the girls Class A title, beating East Clarendon High School, 6-0. All of the matches were played on Saturday at the Cayce Tennis Center, outside of Columbia. 

All three teams are USTA No-Cut Tennis Teams, which allow students of all abilities to join a team which represents their school.  These teams not only help create well-rounded students athletes, but promote leadership and responsibility as well.  

The Christ Church team has 13 players this year. According to Christ Church coach, Sherry Adams, "All 13 girls played in at least 1 match this year and most played in 2 or more."

Adams says, "...not cutting any players made the team larger which can make a coach's job more difficult at times, but these girls were all team players...with a great spirit and teamwork."

James B. Brown of the South Carolina Tennis Coaches Association states, "The no-cut policy allows student athletes the opportunity to learn a life-long sport, be a part of a team setting, and the chance to develop their individual skills.  Because of these reasons, the SCTCA encourages all high school coaches to implement a no-cut policy in their program."

To view all No-Cut programs in South Carolina, visit