Bengals Defeat Mauldin

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood defeated a tough Mauldin team last Thursday in the first round of the SCHSL 5A State Playoffs, and the win went down to a deciding doubles match. Bengals ace Morgan Horlback took her match 6-0, 6-1. No. 4 Jordan Floyd swept her Mavericks opponent 6-0, 6-0. No. 5 Rylie McGrory took a 6-1, 6-2 win. Mauldin took wins at no. 2, no. 3 and no. 2 doubles, but Blythewood claimed the 4-3 playoff win with 6-2, 6-3 doubles win.

The Bengals advanced to the second round of the playoffs. They hosted Dutch Fork on Tuesday, but lost 4-2 to end their playoff bid. Morgan Horlback, Hannah McGrory, Anna Swindler and Jordan Floyd were named to the All-Region team.

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