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Dogs double up L-E netters, 4-2
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Playing out close to how he thought it would, Camden High tennis coach Roger Smoak was glad to be on the long end of a 4-2 decision over visiting rival Lugoff-Elgin on Monday.Smoak figured the match would come down to first doubles in order to decide a winner. Instead, Camden’s second doubles tandem of Robert Lackey and K.P. Cassidy outlasted L-E’s Justin Tillman and Nathan Tyson, 6-4, 4-6, 10-7, to prevent the match from going to first doubles.On a near-perfect afternoon for tennis, Smoak said he was proud to have been a part of a match like this following career win number 590.“Ed (L-E head coach Edward Rickwood) and his staff have done a great job over there,” he said of the Demons’ coaching staff. “It wasn’t too long ago that they weren’t going to give you a good match, but they’ve stuck with it and they have really improved.“They are playing teams in 4A tough and just like us this year, they are having trouble getting over the hill.