Ashley Hall will open the SCISA Class AAA state girls tennis playoffs at home Monday afternoon against Ben Lippen, while Pinewood Prep will play host to Orangeburg Prep.
Region III runner-up Porter-Gaud (8-3), the No. 2 overall seed in the playoffs, has a first-round bye and will open play at home in Wednesday’s quarterfinals against the winner of a Monday match between Cardinal Newman and Wilson Hall.
Unbeaten defending state champion Hilton Head Prep is the No. 1 seed and is in the opposite half of the draw from Porter-Gaud as five teams from powerful Region III were awarded playoff berths. Hilton Head Prep also has a first-round bye.
In Class A-AA, Palmetto Christian will open the playoffs Monday at home against Colleton Prep. Holly Hill Academy also will play at home on Monday against St. John’s Christian.
College of Charleston opened its season with a pair of losses against South Carolina at the Stern Center.
The Gamecocks won the team scoring, 140-117, on the women’s side and 146-109 on the men’s side.
Sarah Boyle led the women’s team, winning the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:05.63 and taking the 100 butterfly in 1:05.56. Boyle placed second in the 200 backstroke (2:21.83) and was part of the third-place 200 medley relay.
On the men’s side, freshman Will Ryan won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:23.25. He also finished second in the 100 breast at 1:06.39.
Karrian Chambers recorded a double-double to lift UNC Greesnsboro over The Citadel, 25-18, 25-11 and 25-18.
The Citadel’s (4-17, 0-6
SoCon) offensive woes continued as the Bulldogs managed just 26 kills in 100 total attacks. Juniors Ise d’Angelo and Lauren Hurt shared team highs with seven kills apiece.