Rebels finish 2nd in Sparkle City Invitational; Lister awarded MVP

//Rebels finish 2nd in Sparkle City Invitational; Lister awarded MVP

Rebels finish 2nd in Sparkle City Invitational; Lister awarded MVP

Byrnes and Boiling Springs co-hosted the first annual Sparkle City Invitational tennis tourney. First and second round matches were hosted at both Byrnes and Boiling Springs High Schools. The final rounds were hosted at Byrnes High School.  Other participating schools included Fort Mill, Spartanburg, Broome, Union, Dorman and Woodruff.

The Rebels started off the tournament facing Broome High School. Byrnes prevailed 6-0 on Friday evening. Play continued all day Saturday with the Rebels facing Spartanburg High School. Winning points for the Rebels included Gray Lister (#5 singles), AJ Eubanks (#1 singles) and Connor Carr (#4 singles). Carr came back from a set down to tie the match score to 3-3. Eubanks and Carr took the court again for #1 doubles and prevailed 8-4 clenching the win 4-3 and putting Byrnes into the final.

In the Championship match, the Rebels faced a tough Fort Mill who won 6-0. Carr and Lister both recorded close scores versus their opposition but fell short.

Each head coach voted on a tournament sportsmanship award, which went to Woodruff High School. In addition, each coach received an MVP award to issue to a player on their team. The Byrnes’ coaches voted for Gray Lister, who demonstrated strong mental toughness, outstanding sportsmanship and a high level of play the last two days in the tournament.

Full Results:

1st – Fort Mill

2nd – Byrnes

3rd – Spartanburg

4th – Boiling Springs

5th – Dorman

6th –  Woodruff

7th –  Broome

8th – Union

The Rebels are looking forward to hosting the tournament again next year.

By | 2020-03-08T06:12:15+00:00 March 8th, 2020|Boys Tennis|Comments Off on Rebels finish 2nd in Sparkle City Invitational; Lister awarded MVP

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