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Boys Tennis heads to the finish

Revised on: 04.17.2018 at 02:19 p.m.

Posted on: 04.15.2018 at 06:01 p.m.

That is, the finish of regular season play.  The TRC tournaments (plural is correct) begin on April 25. The 2A tournament is a two-day event. The 1A tournament only involves East and West Columbus since South Robeson dos not field a squad. The tournament determines the singles and doubles players who advance to Regional play. Regular season standings are used for the team portion of the playoffs.

South Columbus will clinch the league championship with one win in its final two matches. The battle for second place is certainly up in the air. Whiteville has matches remaining with West Columbus, St. Pauls, East Bladen and South Columbus. St. Pauls has matches remaining with West Bladen, Whiteville and two with East Columbus. East Columbus has matches with East Bladen, Fairmont, two matches with St. Pauls and two with West Columbus (one is a suspended match East leads 4-2). Barring a number of upsets East Columbus is in good position to claim the automatic 1A playoff berth. However, the Gators need to finish .500 or better to be seeded as a number-one conference seed. If the top three conference spots go to 2A teams, they are likely to all make the playoffs.

TRC Boys Tennis* Standings (through 4/15)

 South Columbus                           12-0

Whiteville                                        8-2

St. Pauls                                          7-3

East Columbus (1A)                       5-3

West Bladen                                   3-7

West Columbus (1A)                     2-7

Fairmont                                         2-9

East Bladen                                    1-9

*South Robeson and Red Springs do not field Boys Tennis teams.


April 16 (Monday)

West Columbus at Whiteville

East Bladen at East Columbus

St. Pauls at West Bladen

April 17 (Tuesday)

West Columbus at Fairmont (make up from 3/1)

April 18 (Wednesday)

Whiteville at St.Pauls

West Bladen at South Columbus

East Columbus at Fairmont

April 19 (Thursday)

Whiteville at East Bladen

April 20 (Friday)

East Columbus at St. Pauls OR St. Pauls at East Columbus

April 23 (Monday)

East Columbus at West Columbus (scheduled match after completion of suspended match)

South Columbus at Whiteville

West Bladen at East Bladen

April 24 (Tuesday)

West Bladen at West Columbus (from 4/11)

East Bladen at Fairmont

April 25 (Wednesday)

Day one of 2A TRC tourney to be played at TBA

April 26 (Thursday)

Day two of 2A TRC tourney

1A TRC tourney at West Columbus

Tennis matches begin at 4 pm unless otherwise noted.

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