Charleston juniors are bringing home four singles titles from Belton's prestigious Palmetto Tennis Championships, led by singles/doubles champions Brant Fenno in 10-and-under boys and Alex Martin in girls 18.
Top seed Matthew Mendez rolled past Bishop England sophomore Steven Weaver, 6-0, 6-0, in the boys 16 singles final. Porter-Gaud freshman star Thomas Spratt and Columbia's Ben Horst then upended the all-Charleston team of Mendez and Jackson Pride in the doubles final.
Second seed Ashby Bland was the other local singles titlist, capturing top honors in girls 12 with a 6-2, 6-0 win over unseeded local player Samantha Shuster. Shuster and Hannah Alexander of Greenville took the girls' 12 doubles crown.
No. 2 seed Fenno cruised by No. 1 C.L. McClelland of Rock Hill, 6-2, 6-1, in the boys 10 singles final.
Fenno yielded just 12 games in five singles matches, then teamed with Bryce Keim of Spartanburg to claim the doubles title.
In girls 18, No. 2 Martin outlasted top seed Molly O'Koniewski of Hilton Head Island, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, for the singles championship.
Martin and O'Koniewski then teamed up to win the doubles title over local player Corin Hallman and Simpsonville's Maria Hesketh.
Pinewood Prep standout Adam Elligett teamed with Spartanburg's Wood Benton to win the boys 14 doubles final.
Connor Clements of Charleston took fourth place in boys 18 singles.
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