Hilton Head Prep girls claim tennis championship

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Hilton Head Prep’s girls tennis team completed a dominant run through the SCISA Class 2A state tournament with a 5-1 win over Spartanburg Christian in the state championship match Oct. 20.

The Dolphins swept Colleton Prep 6-0 in the first round of the playoffs and defeated Carolina Academy 6-0 in the semifinal match. Ali DeSpain was especially dominant at No. 1 singles, and did not drop a game in three playoff matches.

Team members were Avery Brothers, Cassie Cohen, Valerie Covington, DeSpain, Lila Ferne, Lauren Harvey, Maria Herrmann, Corrie Lemasters, Lizzie Lofye, Lily Perez, Molly Rankin, Evie Snipes, Holland Traver, Kaylee Zhu and Aubrey Zoodsma. The Dolphins are coach by Barb Asmuth.