Originally created 11/08/97

South Aiken tries to make title official



After winning the unofficial South Carolina girls tennis Class AAAA state title on Monday, South Aiken will try to make it official today.

South Aiken (15-1) will be going after its second state title in three years when it takes on Wando (15-1) at 1:30 p.m. at Caughman Road Park in Columbia.

The Thoroughbreds defeated Class AAAA defending state champion Irmo 4-1 on Monday in the Upper State semifinals and defeated Spartanburg 4-1 in the Upper State championship match on Wednesday.

"I hope that's the indicator once again," South Aiken coach Elizabeth Sproull said of the win over Irmo.

The highlight match of the day is Thoroughbreds' No. 1 singles player Elizabeth Sauerborn against Wando's Maiko Cook. Cook is the defending Class AAAA/AAA girls' Singles Open state champion.

Wando advanced to the state finals with a 5-2 win over Richland Northeast in the Lower State championship match. Wando, the 1994 Class AAAA state champion, lost to Irmo 5-1 in last year's state title match.

Wando is in the state finals for the fourth time in five years.

Girls Tennis state championships Caughman Road Park, Columbia

Class AAAA:

  • Wando (15-1) vs. South Aiken (15-1), 1:30
  • Matchups

    Singles:

  • No. 1: Elizabeth Sauerborn (SA) vs. Maiko Cook (W)
  • No. 2: Jacki Deason (SA) vs. Hunter McCrae (W)
  • No. 3: Meredith Dukes (SA) vs. Kristina Demouria (W)
  • No. 4: Allison Lee (SA) vs. Katie Sexton (W)
  • No. 5: Erika Eles (SA) vs. Jenny Schwab (W)
  • Doubles:

  • No. 1: Elizabeth Sauerborn/Jacki Deason (SA) vs. Maiko Cook/Hunter McCrae (W)
  • No. 2: Katie Sintich/Audrey George (SA) vs. Haley Chamberlain/Jenny Wilson (W)
  • Class AAA:

  • Clinton vs. Myrtle Beach, 1 p.m.
  • Class A/AA:

  • Chapin vs. Bishop England, noon