(2009 - 2010) - Tennis Girls - Varsity



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2009 Varsity Tennis Awards

All Region: Ansley Speaks, Haley Elliott, Lexi Stewart, Molly Walsh

All State: Ansley Speaks

State Champion: Ansley Speaks

Maverick Award: Molly Walsh

Most Improved: Hayley Behal

Most Valuable Player: Ansley Speaks



The Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team successfully beat Spartanburg to clinch the AAAA Upper State Championship on Nov. 6 at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, SC!  The team reigned over Spartanburg, 4-2. The Upper State Champion Mavs played Lower State Champions, Wando, on Saturday and narrowly lost the state championship to the lower state team, 4-2.  The Lady Mavs ended their outstanding 2009 season with a 17-3 record. Go Lady Mavs!

The Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team shows off the medals and trophy earned at the state championships.  (Front row, left to right) Haley Elliott, Lexi Stewart, Erin Lang, Morgan Tracy and Ansley Speaks. (Back row, left to right) Asst. Coach Bonnie Pittman, Hayley Behal, Molly Walsh, Meredith Wessinger, Katelyn Hegarty, Olivia Baddley and Head Coach Laura Gurley.
  The team celebrates being named second in the state!                                                   Molly Walsh won the Number Four Singles line in Upper State and State championship play.

 Number One Singles player, Ansley Speaks, takes a break.  Speaks won her line in both the Upper State Championship and State Championship matches played Nov. 6 and 7.


  Lady Mavs Tennis Team is Headed to State Championships!!!

The Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team prevailed over T.L. Hanna Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, to advance to the State Championship Match this coming weekend, Nov. 6-7 at the Palmetto Tennis Center in Sumter, SC.  The team beat T.L. Hanna, 6-0. The Region champion Mavs are 15-2 for the season. The Lady Mavs will play Spartanburg on Friday at 4 p.m. for the Upper State Championship and hope to advance to play for the AAAA Girls Tennis State Championship on Saturday. Come out and support your Lady Mavs Tennis Team!

Members of the Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team were all smiles after their big win over T.L. Hanna in the playoffs Tuesday night.  (Front row, left to right) Erin Lang, Morgan Tracy, Lexi Stewart, Katelyn Hegarty, Ansley Speaks and Molly Walsh. (Back row, left to right) Hayley Behal, Olivia Baddley, Meredith Wessinger and Haley Elliott.
Ansley Speaks (M) d. Wellborn, 6-4, 6-3
Haley Elliott (M) d. Turner 6-4, 6-0
Lexi Stewart (M) d. McDonald, 6-1, 6-2
Molly Walsh (M) d. Rivers 6-2, 6-7 (10-4)
Meredith Wessinger (M) d. Rice 6-3, 6-3
Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy (M) d. Hand/Counts 6-2, 6-0


Lady Mavs Beat Blythewood

to Move Forward in the Playoffs


The Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team played well on 10/29, prevailing over the Blythewood Bengals Tennis Team to advance in AAAA playoffs.  The team defeated Blythewood in all seven lines. Go Lady Mavs!

Members of the Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team celebrate their second playoff win against Blythewood.  (Front row, left to right) Erin Lang, Morgan Tracy and Ansley Speaks. (Back row, left to right) Asst. Coach Bonnie Pittman, Olivia Baddley, Haley Elliott, Merrideth Wessinger, Molly Walsh, Katelyn Hegarty, Lexi Stewart, Hayley Behal and Head Coach Laura Gurley.
Ansley Speaks (M) d. Farrell, 6-1, 6-0
Haley Elliott (M) d. King 6-1, 6-1
Lexi Stewart (M) d. Thompson, 6-0, 6-0
Molly Walsh (M) d. Hoffman 6-0, 6-0
Meredith Wessinger (M) d. Murphy 6-0, 6-3
Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy (M) d. Bidelman/Lybrand 4-3


Lady Mavs Advance in the Playoffs

The Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team advanced in the playoffs Oct. 28th with a win over Greenwood.  The team handily beat Greenwood, winning all seven lines. The Region champion Mavs are 14-2 for the season. The team moves forward in the playoffs with a second match Thursday, October 29th, at 5 p.m., against Blythewood at the Mauldin High courts.  Come out and support your Lady Mavs Tennis Team!

Ansley Speaks (M) d. Flick, 6-0, 6-0
Haley Elliott (M) d. Poznick 6-0, 6-1
Lexi Stewart (M) d. Steininer, 6-0, 6-0
Molly Walsh (M) d. Pritchard 6-0, 6-0
Meredith Wessinger (M) d. Conner 6-0, 6-0
Ansley Speaks/Haley Elliott (M) d. Flick/Poznick 8-1
Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy (M) d. Sherard/Dennin 6-0, 6-0

Lady Mavs Tennis Team

Takes Second at Tournament!

The Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team won second place overall at a high school invitational tournament at the Belton Tennis Center in Belton Oct. 10-11th.

Go Lady Mavs!

Team members show off their trophies from the event - (Front row, L to R) Ansley Speaks, Morgan Tracy and Hayley Behal.  (Second row, L to R) Coach Laura Gurley, Olivia Baddley, Molly Walsh, Meredith Wessinger, Lexi Stewart, Erin Lang, Haley Elliott and Katelyn Hegarty. In addition to the team winning second overall, Ansley won first place in the Number One Singles division while Morgan and Hayley took first place honors in the Number Two Doubles division. Congratulations girls!

Mauldin's Lady Mavs Tennis Team Soars Over Hillcrest

Ansley Speaks (M) d. Gobielle 6-0, 6-0
Haley Elliott (M) d. Bender 6-0, 6-0
Lexi Stewart (M) d. Douglas 6-0, 6-0
Molly Walsh (M) d. McKinney 6-0, 6-0
Meredith Wessinger (M) d. Lesesne 6-1, 6-0
Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy (M) d. Cloth/Bender 6-0, 6-2
Olivia Baddley/Katelyn Hegarty (M) d. Stafford/Weatherford 6-1, 6-0

Lady Mavs Tennis Team Defeats Hillcrest

Haley Elliott (M) d. Gobielle 6-0, 6-0
Molly Walsh (M) d. Clough 6-0, 6-0
Morgan Tracy (M) d. Bender 6-1, 6-1
Meredith Wessinger (M) d. Douglas 6-0, 6-0
Hayley Behal (M) d. McKinney 6-0, 6-0
Ansley Speaks/Olivia Baddley (M) d. Clough/Bender 8-0
Erin Lang/Katelyn Hegarty (M) d. Weatherford/Stafford 6-2, 6-1

Lady Mavs Prevail Over Byrnes


Ansley Speaks d. Redding 6-0. 6-2
Haley Elliott (M) d. Snoddy 6-0, 6-0
Lexi Stewart (M) d. Allison 6-0, 6-0
Molly Walsh (M) d. Wang 6-2, 6-3
Morgan Tracy (M) d. Ng 6-1, 6-0
Hayley Behal/Olivia Baddley (M) d. Jasper/Montoya 6-1, 6-4

Lady Mavs Tennis Team Wins at Boiling Springs

Haley Elliott (M) d. Stuart 6-2, 6-0
Lexi Stewart (M) d. Taylor 6-0, 6-0
Molly Walsh (M) d. Nisbett 6-0, 6-2
Meredith Wessinger (M) d. Gregory 6-0, 6-0
Olivia Baddley/Hayley Behal (M) d. Martin/Efimetz 6-2, 6-1

Mavericks Prevail Over Spartanburg

Ansley Speaks (M) d. Holland 6-1, 6-2
Haley Elliott (M) d. Barnett 6-0, 6-2
Lexi Stewart (M) d. Eaton 6-0, 6-2
Morgan Tracy (M) d. Zolinger 6-4, 6-3
Meredith Wessinger (M) d. Wilson 6-0, 6-2
Ansley Speaks/Haley Elliott (M) d. Holland/Barnett 8-1
Olivia Baddley/Hayley Behal (M) d. Paul/Watson 6-0, 6-2

Lady Mavs Win Over Dorman

Ansley Speaks (M) d. Swift 6-2, 6-2
Haley Elliott (M) d. Poskevich 6-1, 7-6, 7-4
Lexi Stewart (M) d. Graham 6-1, 6-0
Molly Walsh (M) d. Li 6-0, 6-2
Morgan Tracy (M) d. Arnold 6-0, 6-0
Lexi Stewart/Molly Walsh (M) d. Swift/Graham 8-2
Meredith Wessinger/Hayley Behal (M) d. Stevenson/Morriss  6-1, 6-1

Lady Mavs Trail Christ Church

Ansley Speaks (M) d. E. Hughes 6-2, 6-2
Haley Elliott (M) d. A. Walls 6-4, 4-6, (10-1)
O. Lucas (CC) d. Lexi Stewart (M) 2-6, 6-2 (10-3)
R. Jennings (CC) d. Molly Walsh (M) 6-4, 6-2
E. Jennings (CC) d. Morgan Tracy (M) 6-4, 6-4
E. Hughes/R. Jennings (CC) d. Speaks/Elliott (M) d. 8-5
E. Johnstone/E. Cannon (CC) d. Meredith Wessinger/Hayley Behal 6-1, 6-2

Lady Mavs Defeat Riverside

Ansley Speaks (M) d. W. Calhoun 6-0, 6-1
Lexi Stewart (M) d. Danescu  6-2, 6-1
Molly Walsh (M) d. Elsey 6-1, 6-0
Hayley Behal/Erin Lang (M) d. Booth/Stolkov 6-2, 6-1

Lady Mavs Tennis Team Beats T.L. Hanna

Welborn (H) d. Ansley Speaks 7-6(5), 6-3
Haley Elliott (M) d. Turner 6-1, 6-1
Lexi Stewart (M) d. Hand 6-1, 6-0
Molly Walsh (M) d. Rivers 6-2, 6-0
Rice (H) d. Meredith Wessinger 6-2, 2-6, 10-7
Speaks/Elliott (M) d. Welborn/Turner 8-5
Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy (M) d. Gilner/Counts 6-1, 6-0
   Junior Molly Walsh prepares to serve to her Hanna opponent.    

Lady Mavs Tennis Team Wins Over Greenville

Ansley Speaks d. Ingram 6-0, 6-1 
Haley Elliott (M) d. Taylor 6-2, 6-2
Lexi Stewart (M) d. Horton 6-0, 6-0
Molly Walsh (M) d. Parke 6-2, 6-0
Meredith Wessinger (M) d. Dickey 7-6, 7-2, 6-2
Speaks/Elliott (M) d. Ingram/Horton 8-3
Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy (M) d. Whisnant/Bowen 6-0, 6-0
Hayley Behal takes on her Greenville opponents.


Lady Mavs Narrowly Defeated by J.L. Mann

Hesketh (Mann) d. Ansley Speaks 6-1, 6-3 
Erickson (Mann) d. Haley Elliott 6-1, 5-7, 13-11
L. Gregory (Mann) d. Lexi Stewart (M) 6-4, 6-1
A. Gregory (Mann) d. Molly Walsh 6-3, 6-1
Meredith Wessinger (Mauldin) d. Byrd 6-2, 6-4
Speaks/Elliott (Mauldin) d. Hesketh/Erickson 8-6
Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy (Mauldin) d. Blackwell/Lashkarev 6-1, 6-3
The team cheers on Haley Elliott and Ansley Speaks as they prevail in their doubles match!

Lady Mavs Tennis Team Wins Big

at High School Invitational Tournament

The Lady Mavs Tennis Team kicked things off in a great way by scoring a big win at the Girls High School Invitational Tennis Tournament held this past weekend at Furman.  Mauldin earned top honors, winning first place over seven other area high school teams including Riverside, J.L. Mann, Greenville High, Christ Church, St. Joseph's, Southside and Eastside. Greenville News story

Those Mauldin High Varsity Team members winning first place in their flight included:

Number One Singles: Ansley Speaks

Number Two Singles: Lexi Stewart

Number Three Singles: Haley Elliott

Number Two Doubles: Meredith Wessinger and Olivia Baddley

The LADY MAVS show off their FIRST PLACE trophy!


                                                The LADY MAVS celebrate their big win!

   Photo credit - Gwinn Davis


On August 19th the Lady Mavs hosted Christ Church for a pre-season scrimmage. 

 Lady Mavs cheer on their team members at they await their match time.


                           Sophomore Morgan Tracy returns a serve.


Congratulations to the following players who were recently named to the 2009 Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team:

Ansley Speaks - 9th

Lexi Stewart - 9th

Haley Elliott - 10th

Molly Walsh - 11th

Morgan Tracy - 10th

Meredith Wessinger - 11th

Olivia Baddley - 9th

Hayley Behal - 9th

Katleyn Hegarty - 10th

Erin Lang - 10th







  Lady Mavs Tennis Team Named Upper State Champions!!!