Dutch Fork Girls Tennis won 5 of 7 flights to earn 34 points and win the 25th Chick-fil-A Hall of Fame Classic high school girls tennis tournament in Belton this weekend. T. L. Hanna and Greenville each earned 22 points to tie for second place. The final teams standings were:
Dutch Fork 34 points
T. L. Hanna 22 points
Greenville 22 points
Irmo 20 points
J. L. Mann 20 points
Wade Hampton 6 points
Clinton 5 points
Richland Northeast 4 points
Dutch Fork was also selected for the team sportsmanship award. The last team to win both the tournament championship and the sportsmanship awards was Bishop England in 2000.
Ivey Welborn of T. L. Hanna captured two championships, #1 singles and #1 doubles. The results of the championship matches were:
#1 Singles: Ivey Welborn (TLH) def. Christina Merchant (GR) 6-0, 6-3
#2 Singles: Lauren Joch (DF) def. Sally Nguyen (IR) 6-2, 6-3
#3 Singles: Caroline Sloop (DF) def. Abby Cooper (IR) 6-2, 6-2
#4 Singles: Ali Savage (DF) def. Caty Brown (JLM) 6-2, 6-3
#5 Singles: Layla Asghari (DF) def. Megan Parke (GR) 6-1,6-1
#1 Doubles: Ivey Welbron/Anna Rice (TLH) def.
Emily Erickson/Aibgail Gregory (JLM) 1-6, 6-2, 10-5
#2 Doubles: Bailey Shealy/Anna Maria Gardiner (DF) def.
McLeod Stephenson/Anna Hamer (GR) 6-0, 6-1
The 2-day tournament is hosted by the Belton Tennis Association and sponsored by Chick-fil-A, and each year includes many of the top teams in the state.