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Focused Bulldogs do not suffer letdown against Gamecocks
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There had been times in the past when a Camden tennis team would play a lesser opponent, not take the match serious enough and battle their way through to a victory.Not the case on Monday.Playing an overmatched Sumter squad, the Bulldogs breezed to a 7-0 win over their 4A opponent to level their record at 2-2 on the season heading into a pair of tough non-conference road tests against Irmo and Wilson Hall over the next two afternoons.“I was pleased that we concentrated a little better in this match than we normally do against a team which is not that strong and may not be up to our caliber,” said CHS head coach Roger Smoak. “I thought our guys went out there and played hard.“Sumter has improved and has more players than they did last year; when we played them last season, they only had five or six players and they did not have enough players for a second doubles team.”Monday also saw senior first singles player Jo Jo Tiller become the first player in school history to win 100 matches as he blanked Logan Hobson in a pair of 6-0 sets to lead the way for a top of the lineups which lost just five games in the first four singles’ pairings.Roderick Todd breezed past Chris Galloway, 6-1, 6-0, in second singles while Nelson Semple handed Hunter Johnson a 6-2, 6-0 loss at third singles. The Goodrich brothers would close out singles play.