South tennis finishes second under new coach

Published 3:16 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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Under the leadership of first-year coach Andy Soots, the South Davie girls tennis team wrapped up its season with a second-place finish in both the regular season and conference tournament.

The Tigers finished 8-4 overall after winning seven of nine regular-season matches in the conference.

After a first-round bye in the tournament, the Tigers defeated North Davie before falling to the regular-season and tournament champion, Summit.

Soots’ 2022 squad consisted of eight eighth graders, six seventh graders and four sixth graders. For the majority of the season, the team seedings were as follows: Bethany Jacobs at No. 1, Lena Parsley at two, Vivian Vaughters at three, Scarlett Brock at four, Maya Carlson at five and Reina Frye at six.

Carlson finished with an 88-percent win rate, Vaughters at 80 percent and Brock at 75 percent.

The remaining team members: Amelia Battle, Addison Cline, AnnaLeigh Deel, Honor Draughn, Amelia Elledge, Sierra Graydon, Keira Lynch, Iris Marion, Karileigh Munday, Clara Parsley, Salem Taylor and Aubrey Van Dyke.