Tennis hot shots

Published 3:56 pm Friday, July 2, 2010

A local tennis team was honored recently at the USC Upstate Tennis Center for winning a division of USTA Junior Team Tennis in the newly formed Spartanburg-area league.

The Foothills Fireballs, based at Red Fox Country Club, ended the spring season atop the 14-and-under division with a win-loss game record of 149-51, a 74 percent winning percentage.

Led by team co-captains Shelley Arrowood and Jeff McGurk, every team member attained an even or winning individual match record through the season. The team roster included Kira Jordan of Rutherfordton, Joaquin Rossen of Tryon, Meredith McGee of Lyman, S.C., Grant Robinson of Landrum, Megan and Molly Leonard of Union, S.C., Emily Dill of Inman, Katherine Anne Carruth of Landrum, and Alex Shahban of Columbus.

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The Fireballs now advance to to South Carolina Junior Team Tennis State Championship, to be held July 16-18 at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter.