Tennis - Varsity Girls
Columbia, S.C.- The Spartanburg Day School girls' varsity team faced Trinity Byrnes in the final of the SCISA 2A State Championship and came so close to winning their first title since the fall of 2011.
In dramatic fashion the result of the match came down to the last doubles game which saw Trinity Byrnes prevail and win the match 5-4.
1. McKenzie Davis defeated Caroline Simon
2. Marianna Converse defeated Lizzie Johnson
3. Kelly Killoren defeated Italy Davis
4. Maggie Marrell defeated Alex Poliakoff
5. Claire Reckley defeated Ashley Henthorn
6. Schipman Johnston defeated Becca Haddad
1. Caroline Simon & Alex Poliakoff defeated Mckenzie Davis & Lizzie Johnson
2. Marianna Converse & Kelly Killoren defeated Italy Davis & Maggie Marrell
3. Claire Reckley & Schipman Johnston defeated Ashley Henthorn & Anna Gramling
"I'm very proud of the girls! We fought hard and this has been a successful season. As we look forward we will miss our seniors but I can't wait to see what the future holds for the girls returning," stated Coach Bob Allsbrook.
From everyone at Spartanburg Day we want to congratulate you on a very successful season.
Coach Bob Allsbrook has been a fixture on the courts and in the gym since the fall of 1987. As a player, he played Division I tennis for Appalachian State and was a Southern Conference Champion. He later played the ATP Tour and was ranked #2 in the U.S. He holds seven National Championship titles and has numerous wins over top 100 ATP players throughout his career. In 2001 he represented the U.S. on the Tony Trabert Cup Team and was ranked #2 in the world at the World Team Championships. On the coaching end, he has instructed three NCAA finalist and an NCAA Champion. He’s also coached the Saint Lucia Davis Cup Team and National Intersectional Team. Coach Allsbrook has been USTA Player Development Coach and USPTR Pro I Level coach. In 2013, he was inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame and the following year into the Spartanburg Day School Hall of Fame. He has coached 13 state championship teams at SDS and been named SCISA Coach of the Year and NCISAA Coach of the Year in previous seasons. Coach Allsbrook enjoys getting to know his student-athletes and their families.