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Bulldog victory caps a perfect day for Smoak
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CAMDEN HIGH TENNIS COACH Roger Smoak and his wife Glady unveil the sign attached to the schools tennis courts which were named in the Bulldog coaching legends honor in a Monday afternoon ceremony.
If there was ever a match that the Camden High tennis team did not want to lose, this was it.Shortly after Monday afternoon’s ceremony naming the school’s tennis courts after head coach Roger Smoak, the Bulldogs took to that same surface to meet Hartsville in a non-region pairing. The hosts made it a truly memorable day in handing the visiting Red Foxes a 5-1 defeat, giving Smoak his state-record 593rd victory as head coach of the Bulldogs.Smoak, who was greeted at the pre-match ceremony by a player who was part of his first tennis team at Gaffney High School, along with his former Bulldog players, parents, friends, CHS and Kershaw County School District employees, said his biggest concern was making sure the delayed start of the match would allow it to be completed in the event of threatening inclement weather.“I really felt fortunate that we were able to get this match in,” Smoak said in reference to the foreboding skies on Monday. “We really wouldn’t have had any time to have made this match up.