Ashley Hall’s Vivian Miller headlines All-Lowcountry girls tennis team – Charleston Post Courier

In recent years, the Charleston area’s thriving tennis scene has produced WTA Tour veteran Shelby Rogers and reigning NCAA singles champion Emma Navarro, among others.

And judging from the success of Lowcountry high school teams this year, the pipeline isn’t running dry anytime soon.

Four Lowcountry schools won state titles in their respective divisions, and their top players populate the 2021 All-Lowcountry team:

• Ashley Hall won a fourth straight state title in the S.C. Independent Schools Association, led by Vivian Miller, a repeat choice as All-Lowcountry player of the year.

• Piper Charney paced Lucy Beckham to a second straight state championship in Class AAAA of the S.C. High School League.

• Ella DeFord led Oceanside Collegiate to its first state title in Class AAA, and also claimed the AAA singles tournament championship.

• And at Philip Simmons, Ansley Cohen led the Iron Horses to the Class AA state title, and finished third in the singles championship.

Rounding out the All-Lowcountry first team are Wando’s Reese Frank, player of the year in her region after the Warriors advanced to the semifinals of the Class AAAAA playoffs; and Bishop England’s Mackenzie Penton, the runner-up in the Class AAA singles championship.

Ashley Hall’s Miller had another stellar year both on the high school court and in junior tennis, where she partnered with Maddy Zampardo to win the prestigious USTA Girls 18 clay court national championship at LTP Mount Pleasant.

Miller has signed with Brown University in the Ivy League, where she will begin her college career in the fall. There, she looks forward to the team spirit and camaraderie that she enjoyed at Ashley Hall.

“It’s always been fun for me to be on a team, because we don’t get that a lot in junior tennis,” said Miller, who recently made the semifinals of the USTA Girls 18 indoor national championships in singles. “That’s just because of the nature of the sport. And so the high school season is just a really fun part of the year, and I really loved our team this year.

“It’s just kind of a team experience that you miss sometimes from junior tennis.”

She’ll compete in some more junior events before heading to Brown in Providence, R.I.

“I love the team there and the coach, and I’m 100 percent sure I made the right choice,” she said. “The school obviously is a really great school, and I think there are a lot of interesting people and opportunities there.

“And then from the tennis side, I really want to help grow the Brown women’s tennis program, and I’m looking forward to the close community of a team again.”

Other players have racked up recent successes in junior tennis, as well.

Piper Charney of Lucy Beckham recently teamed with Anya Murthy to win the girls 16 doubles at the prestigious Orange Bowl tournament in Plantation, Florida.

All Lowcountry girls tennis

First Team

Vivian Miller, Ashley Hall

Led Ashley Hall to 4th straight SCISA state title, signed with Brown

Piper Charney, Lucy Beckham

Led Bengals to Class AAAA state title

Ella DeFord, Oceanside

Led Oceanside to AAA state title, won singles title

Ansley Cohen, Philip Simmons

Paced Philip Simmons to Class AA state title, third in singles tourney

Reese Frank, …….

Source: https://www.postandcourier.com/sports/ashley-halls-vivian-miller-headlines-all-lowcountry-girls-tennis-team/article_24c77c6e-60f8-11ec-ac18-6f8a6f5293db.html

In recent years, the Charleston area’s thriving tennis scene has produced WTA Tour veteran Shelby Rogers and reigning NCAA singles champion Emma Navarro, among others.

And judging from the success of Lowcountry high school teams this year, the pipeline isn’t running dry anytime soon.

Four Lowcountry schools won state titles in their respective divisions, and their top players populate the 2021 All-Lowcountry team:

• Ashley Hall won a fourth straight state title in the S.C. Independent Schools Association, led by Vivian Miller, a repeat choice as All-Lowcountry player of the year.

• Piper Charney paced Lucy Beckham to a second st…….

In recent years, the Charleston area’s thriving tennis scene has produced WTA Tour veteran Shelby Rogers and reigning NCAA singles champion Emma Navarro, among others.

And judging from the success of Lowcountry high school teams this year, the pipeline isn’t running dry anytime soon.

Four Lowcountry schools won state titles in their respective divisions, and their top players populate the 2021 All-Lowcountry team:

• Ashley Hall won a fourth straight state title in the S.C. Independent Schools Association, led by Vivian Miller, a repeat choice as All-Lowcountry player of the year.

• Piper Charney paced Lucy Beckham to a second st…….

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