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Demon netters fall to Vikings
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All season long, in tough matches, Lugoff-Elgin tennis coach Edward Rickwood has been searching for that elusive third victory which would send the contest into first doubles.Thursday, the Demons received the win they were looking for only to come up just short in a 4-3 Region 4-4A loss to visiting Spring Valley.“The team stepped up, but unfortunately just fell a little short against such a tough opponent,” Rickwood said after his team fell to 2-3 in conference action.“My team did what I asked them to do... get us that third win to give us a chance to take it with our number one doubles team,” Rickwood added. “Even though I feel like we surprised Spring Valley by giving our number one doubles team the shot, they were prepared to play that game the right way to earn themselves the overall win.”In what has been a recurring theme the past two seasons, the Demons received wins at first and second singles with sophomore Hunter Horton taking his first singles match, 6-4, 6-1, before senior Hunter Johnson battled his way to a 6-1, 6-7, 10-8 victory in second singles.“This is the game that had everyone waiting to see if we would finally get that ever elusive third win,” Rickwood said of Johnson’s match. “Hunter Johnson has been the steady number two for our team for years.