The SJCS girls tennis team finished fifth over the weekend in the 33rd annual Hall of Fame Girls Tennis Classic Saturday and Sunday at the Belton Tennis Center.
The prestigious tournament also included J.L. Mann, T.L. Hanna, A.C. Flora, Greenville, Clinton, Eastside and Belton-Honea Path high schools.
Michelle Pares and Grace Eilers had the highest finish for the Knights, taking third place at No. 3 doubles.
1-Melina Norton (SJCS) lost to Emerson Mitchell (JL Mann), 6-1, 6-2 to claim 4th place
2-Julia Jacques (SJCS) d. Jinette Faraj (Eastside), 6-1, 6-1 to claim 5th place
3-Adrianna Delacruz (SJCS) d. Gracie Spangler (Clinton), 6-1, 6-1 to claim 7th place
4-Madison Patrick (SJCS) d. Mary Few (Greenville), 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 to claim 5th place
1-Jacques/Norton (SJCS) d. C. Dailey/M. Dailey (Clinton), 6-3, 6-1 to claim 5th place
2-Michelle Pares/Grace Eilers (SJCS) d. Bokesch/Templeton (A.C. Flora), 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 to claim 3rd place
Led by junior Emma Curran, the St. Joseph’s girls golf team tried mightily in the High School Invitational this past weekend at Woodside Plantation in Aiken.
The Knights posted a 748 total over the two rounds. That left them in last place, but there is a huge silver lining: The tournament’s goal is to invite the best 15 teams in the state covering all classifications.
“This was a difficult course for us,” said Knights coach Mark Matlock. “It was set up close to 500 yards longer than courses we play during the regular and postseason.
“It’s all about the postseason for us, and that starts in two weeks. This weekend was a good opportunity for us to sharpen our games for the region, Upstate qualifier and the state tournaments. Mission accomplished.”
Curran finished with a 80-90–170 total, good for 35th place. Juniors Kaitlyn Dumit and Caleigh Noonan shot 91-91–182 and 96-91–187, respectively. Freshman Marett Cole shot 101-109–210.
The Knights next will play Tuesday at Thornblade against Riverside.