While young tennis players from throughout the state converged on Camden for The Camden "Classically Carolina" Junior Tennis Championships sponsored by Kershaw Health and the City of Camden, it was a large group of tennis players from Kershaw County who left the three-day event with trophies.
Camden's Avery Younghans and James Brett Elliott won the girls' and boys' singles, respectively, at the Books on Broad 10 and Under Championships tennis tournament held at Camden Country Club last weekend.
Using a one-point win over the Woodland Warriors in Sunday's finals, the Camden Country Club 10-and-under intermediate tennis team finished off a perfect weekend in capturing the USTA South Carolina Junior Team Tennis State Championship.
Some of the region's top young tennis talent will descend upon Camden this weekend for the United States Tennis Association's (USTA) Junior Championships to be played today through Sunday at the Camden Country Club (ages 12 and up) and the Camden High School (players 10 and under) tennis courts.
Camden High School's Katie Tiller enjoyed her most successful state singles tournament to date with her first top eight finish in last weekend's South Carolina High School League's AAA-AAAA combined tournament.
Katie Tiller and Madison Hudson teamed for 6-2, 7-5 win at first doubles to give the Camden High girls' tennis team a 4-3 win over visiting Dreher in Thursday's AAA state playoff match contested at the Camden High School Athletic Complex.
October 31, 2011|
Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.)
Williamsburg Academy served as little more than a tune-up for Tuesday's match with rival Wilson Hall as the Thomas Sumter Academy junior varsity girls' tennis team rolled to a 9-0 victory last Thursday.