Ridge Spring-Monetta 3
Ridge Spring-Monetta (4-1) won a match against Saluda 25-16, 18-25, 25-6, 24-26, 15-5 on Wednesday.
Raven Valentine led the way for the Trojans with 25 kills, 14 blocks, four aces and eight digs, while Amber Merritt notched 13 digs, 11 assists and four aces. Miranda Middlebrooks and Mikayla Davis had three aces each, while Middlebrooks added 10 digs.
In junior varsity action, the Trojans won their first match of the year 25-12, 25-13, with Josefina Lopez recording five aces and Joelle Ligezamon notching three digs.
On Tuesday, Ridge Spring-Monetta swept Hunter-Kinard-Tyler to open Region 4-A play with a 2-0 record. In the first match – which the Trojans won 25-9, 27-25 – Valentine chipped in 15 kills to go with four aces from Middlebrooks. The second match, a 25-23, 23-25, 25-20 win, included three aces and six assists by Merritt to go with five aces, five digs and nine kills by Valentine.
The Trojans will be back in action Monday, this time on the road. The JV match is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Spring Valley 1
The Aiken High School girls’ tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season with a road win over Spring Valley that was more competitive than the final score indicated. While the Hornets won five of the six matches, two of those were decided in third-set tiebreakers.
The victories included singles’ wins from Sabrina Leguizamon (6-1, 6-4), Fredericka Tucker (5-7, 6-0, 10-5), Regan Gregory (6-2, 6-0) and Jaslyn Croft (6-4, 1-6, 13-11), while Frelicia Tucker was defeated (6-2, 6-1). Aiken’s doubles team of Carolina Frei and Lauren Davis also notched a competitive win, prevailing 7-5, 6-3.
Aiken will return to action on Monday, when they play host to former region rival Lexington at H. Odell Weeks Tennis Center.