(2008 - 2009) - Tennis Girls - Varsity

Head Girls Tennis Coach - Laura Gurley
MAVS Booster Team Rep -  Cathy Tracy
MAVS Web reporter - Tina Dillard and Janice Baddley

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Dillard & Jones named to Class of 2009 Spirit of the MAV!

A description of the award from the 2008 Mauldin Yearbook -The highly esteeemed title "Spirit of the Maverick" is awarded to students who exemplify characteristics that one associates with a true leader. This group of seniors chosen by Mauldin faculty members, proved to be, not only excellent students, but leaders in the community as well. These students dislplay what it means to be a maverick in and out of the classroom. Regarded as the epitome of an exceptional student, they display integrity, honesty, respect, academic excellence, leadership, service, and true Maverick pride. These are students that give back in the classroom and in the community. Giving of themselves to help others, these students were more than willing to go the distance to make a difference in the Mauldin community. As great American football coach, Vincent Lombardi once said, "Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow." These students have exemplified this quality by encouraging others to lead as well. In their four years at Mauldin, these students have made an impression on their teachers and fellow classmates. This award recognizes them for their various accomplishments through their high school careers. 
Congratulations to the Class of 2009 Spirit of the Mav Award Winners -
Carley West, Curren Smith, Carter Anne Dillard, Nichole Mele, Ashley Hunter, Megan Jones, Libby Wallin, Celeste Peay, Rachel Woodlee, Eeshwar Chandrasekar, Joshua Mckie, Eric Lawson, Chris Askew, Andrew Shaw, Matthew Wessinger, Kevin Liller, Michael Williams, & Anthony James 

Tennis Awards


MVP - Haley Elliott
Leadership - Carter Anne Dillard
Most Improved - Molly Walsh
All Region - Ansley Speaks, Megan Jones, Haley Elliott, Lexi Stewart
All State - Ansley Speaks, Megan Jones

Girls Tennis State Runner-UP


The girls placed 2nd in the state to Dorman 5-1!  Congratulations on an amazing season of 18-2!!



Your Lady Mavs tennis team were Upperstate Champions this weekend. They finished 2nd in state behind Wando. The girls played an awesome match. The seven girls that played this weekend were: Ansley Speaks, Megan Jones, Haley Elliott, Lexi Stewart, Molly Walsh, Morgan Tracy, and Hayley Behal. Way to go girls!

Photos courtesy Gwinn Davis

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Coach Bonnie Pittman and Coach Laura Barnhill Gurley with the entire Varsity Tennis Team

Seniors Caroline Tracy, Carter Ann Dillard, and Megan Jones with State Runner Up Trophy

Varsity Top 7 pictured below -

Ansley Speaks                                                                        Megan Jones

Haley Elliott                                                   Hayley Behal

                                                         Lexi Stewart

Morgan Tracy                                                  Molly Walsh  

MAVS Beat Wren in Round 3 - On to Upper State Championship
Girls make it to FINAL FOUR - Mauldin vs. Dorman at Lexington Tennis Center 2:00 Friday
Lexington vs. Wando; Winner's from Friday will play for State title on Saturday, Nov. 8!!

Coach Gurley - "We are stronger throughout the entire lineup.  It will still be tough, but we have a better shot."
Lexi Stewart - very consistent player, Molly Walsh - a hustler and a fighter.  Read more.

Lady Mavs in the hunt for state.  Read more
Photo credit Gwinn Davis

Beautiful on and off the courts -

Caroline Tracy, Molly Walsh, and Megan Jones                 Caroline, Coach Laura Barnhill Gurley, and Megan

Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis -  Playoff Tennis Players (Singles)

 #1 Singles Ansley Speaks

#2 Singles Megan Jones

#3 Singles Haley Elliott

#4 Singles Lexi Stewart

#5 Singles Molly Walsh
Lady Mavs Tennis into 3rd round of Playoffs

Your Lady Mavs Tennis team defeated Lancaster 7-0 last night in the second round of the playoffs. They will now play Tuesday at home for the 3rd round and the chance to play for the Upper State Championship. Congratulate the girls on their 16-1 record now. Way to go girls!

#1 Singles player Ansley Speaks wins 6-1, 6-0
#2 Singles player Megan Jones wins 6-1, 6-1
#3 Singles player Haley Elliott wins 6-1, 6-0
#4 Singles player Lexi Stewart wins 6-0, 6-2
#5 Singles player Molly Walsh wins 6-1, 6-1
#1 Doubles team Ansley Speaks/Megan Jones wins 8-0

#2 Doubles team Morgan Tracy/Hayley Behal wins 6-4,6-1

Tennis Playoffs at Mauldin, Tuesday, October 28th 4:30 p.m. vs. Mauldin

Girls win against Laurens 6-0!! On to next round!! 15 wins!!

Ansley Speaks wins 6-1, 6-4
Megan Jones wins 6-0, 6-1
Haley Elliott wins 6-1, 6-0

Lexi Stewart wins 6-0, 6-0
Molly Walsh wins 6-1, 6-1
Behal/Tracy wins 6-0, 6-0

Congratulations to Megan Jones and Caroline Tracy for being named AP Scholars
Congratulations to Caroline Tracy and Megan Jones for being voted by their senior class of 2009 as the "Most Inseparable Friends"!!
Congratulations to Morgan Tracy for being chosen for the 2008 Freshman Class Homecoming Representative!!

ANOTHER WIN -Varsity Tennis now 13 wins - 0 losses!! Unbelievable!!!


Mauldin 7, Byrnes 0
October 16, 2008
Speaks d. Redding 6-2, 6-1
Jones d. J. Snoddy 6-1, 6-0
Elliot d. C. Snoddy 6-0, 6-0
Stewart d. Liz NG 6-0, 6-0
Walsh d. Hoover 6-3, 6-0
Speaks-Jones d. Redding-Snoddy 8-1
Behal-Tracy d. Allison-Laura NG 6-0, 6-1



Mauldin 7, Boiling Springs 0
October 14, 2008

Megan Jones wins 6-0, 6-1
Haley Elliott wins 6-1, 6-1
Lexi Stewart wins 6-0, 6-1
Molly Walsh wins 6-0, 6-0
Carter Ann Dillard wins 6-0, 6-2
Behal/Tracy win 6-0, 6-0



The Lady Mavs Varsity Team Won the Dunlop Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament in Belton!  

This is a "by invitation only" tournament with the top seven teams in the state participating.  Ansley Speaks and Haley Elliott also walked away with first place wins in #1 and #3 singles!  Megan Jones took second place in her division as did the doubles teams of Hayley Behal and Morgan Tracy and Speaks/Jones.  Congratulations girls on this big win!


                         The team shows off their trophies!

Members of the team cheer on their teammates during a match at the Belton Hall of Fame Classic Tournament.

Coaches Laura Gurley and Bonnie Pittman congratulate Ansley Speaks as she comes off the court at Belton. 
Speaks took first place in the #1 Singles Division in the Hall of Fame Classic.

The Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team is now 9 and 0!

Lady Mavs' Varsity Team Wins Over Hillcrest on 10/2, 7-0!

Megan Jones d. Willis 6-2, 6-0
Haley Elliott d. Henderson 6-1, 6-1
Lexi Stewart d. Kelseman 6-0, 6-0
Meredith Wessinger d. Trone 6-1, 6-0
Erin Lang d. Fara 8-2
Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy d. Willis/Henderson 8-2

Caroline Tracy/Carter Anne Dillard d. Lesesme/Wagner 8-1


The team celebrates after their win over Hillcrest! Seniors, Caroline, Megan & Carter Anne


Haley relaxes after winning!        Seniors Caroline, Carter Anne and Megan with supporters Matt Wessinger, left, and Jon Baddley.

Varsity Lady Mavs Defeat Byrnes on 9/30, 6-0!

Ansley Speaks d. Redding 6-0, 6-0
Megan Jones d. J. Snoddy 6-0, 6-0

Haley Elliott d. C. Snoddy 6-0, 6-1
Lexi Stewart d. Liz Ng 6-0, 6-1
Molly Walsh d. Branch 6-0, 6-0
Morgan Tracy/Hayley Behal d. Saige/Lauren Ng 6-0, 6-1


Varsity Lady Mavs Win Over Boiling Springs on 9/25, 7-0!

Ansley Speaks d. Stuart 6-0, 6-0
Megan Jones d. Taylor 6-0, 6-2
Lexi Stewart d. Nisbett 6-2, 6-1
Hayley Behal d. Elfimetz 6-0, 6-0
Morgan Tracy d. Mason 6-0, 6-1

Speaks/Jones d. Stuart/Taylor 8-1

Carter Anne Dillard/Caroline Tracy d. Martin/Homesbanth 6-2, 6-3

Varsity Lady Mavs Win Over Spartanburg on 9/23, 7-0!

Ansley Speaks d. Holland 6-0, 6-0
Megan Jones d. Taylor 6-1, 6-1
Haley Elliott d. Barnette 6-3, 6-2
Lexi Stewart d. Zollinger 6-2, 6-1
Molly Walsh d. Eaton 6-3, 6-2
Speaks/Jones d. Holland/Taylor 8-2
Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy d. Watson/Foster 6-3, 6-4

The Varsity team took on Dorman on 9/18 and ran away with a match score of 7 and 0!  The entire team played in the match (with the exception of one injured team member) and EVERY Mauldin player won!  Scores for the top of the line-up were:

Ansley Speaks d. Denaseu 6-0, 6-0
Megan Jones d. Kumar 6-7, 7-5, 12-10
Haley Elliott d. Swift 6-3, 6-1
Lexi Stewart d. Pofkevich 6-0, 6-1
Molly Walsh d. Cliffe 6-1, 6-2
Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy d. Wood/Hutchenson 6-0, 6-3

Senior Megan Jones, right, celebrates her win at the Dorman match with Coach Laura Gurley.

Lady Mavs 2008 Varsity Tennis Team -

The Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team includes (Front row, left to right): Erin Lang, Lexi Stewart, Megan Jones, Olivia Baddley and Ansley Speaks (Back row, left to right): Carter Anne Dillard, Caroline Tracy, Molly Walsh, Meredith Wessinger, Coach Laura Gurley, Haley Elliott, Hanna Finley, Hayley Behal and Morgan Tracy.




The varsity team celebrates after beating J.L. Mann 6-1!              Megan Jones, Ansley Speaks & Morgan Tracy enjoy the win over Mann! (Photos by Gwinn Davis) 

More photos of the Lady Mavs


Haley Elliott wins her match at Furman! (Photos by Gwinn Davis)  Megan Jones chases one down at the Mann match. 


(Photo by Amy Elliott) 

The Mauldin High Lady Mavs Varsity Tennis Team is 7-0 so far this season.  Read more about the team in the Tribune-Times.
Members of the team include (Front row, L to R): Morgan Tracy, Olivia Baddley, Molly Walsh, Lexi Stewart, Erin Lang and Haley Elliott.  (Back row, L to R): Hanna Finley, Coach Laura Gurley, Meredith Wessinger, Caroline Tracy (SENIOR), Carter Anne Dillard (SENIOR), Megan Jones (SENIOR), Ansley Speaks and Hayley Behal.

Lady Mavs beat Riverside!

Ansley Speaks d. Denaseu 6-0, 6-0
Megan Jones d. L. Booth 6-3, 6-0
Haley Elliott d. Wagner 6-0, 6-0
Lexi Stewart d. R. Booth 6-1, 6-0
Molly Walsh d. Devins 6-0, 6-1
Speaks/Jones d. Denaseua/ L. Booth 6-2, 6-2
Behal/M. Tracy d. Elsey/Helmrich 6-0, 6-1

Lady Mavs beat Wren 7-0 at home!!!!

Ansley Speaks d. K. Lee 6-4, 6-0
Megan Jones d. Cotter 6-2, 6-3
Haley Elliott d. A. Lee 6-2, 6-0
Lexi Stewart d. M. Cotter 6-0, 6-0
Molly Walsh d. Nardone 6-3, 6-1
Speaks/Jones d. Cotter/Lee 8-3,
Dillard/Tracy d. Swearington/McDowell 8-3


The Lady Mavs had big wins over J.L. Mann and Greenville High.  Scores for those matches were:

Mauldin vs. J.L. Mann (Mauldin-6, J.L. Mann-1)

Ansley Speaks was narrowly defeated by Maria Hasketh, 4-6, 6-4, 10-4

Megan Jones defeated Lindsay Gregory, 6-2, 6-2

Haley Elliott defeated Olivia Self, 6-2, 7-6(7-3)

Lexi Stewart defeated Abby Gregory, 6-3, 6-2

Molly Walsh defeated Carly Chardukian, 6-4, 6-7(4-7), 10-8

Speaks/Jones defeated Hesketh/L. Gregory, 2-6, 6-4, 10-7

Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy defeated Grace Williams/Mattie Bray, 4-6, 6-2, 10-7

Mauldin vs. Greenville (Mauldin-7, Greenville-0)

Ansley Speaks defeated Ingram, 6-2, 6-2

Megan Jones defeated Bruch, 6-2, 6-2

Haley Elliott defeated Horton, 6-1, 6-1

Lexi Stewart defeated Merchant, 6-1, 6-0

Molly Walsh defeated Dickey, 6-1, 6-1

Speaks/Jones defeated Ingram/Horton,  6-0, 6-1

Hayley Behal/Morgan Tracy defeated Pennell/Taylor, 7-5, 6-1




After a successful scrimmage against Riverside High School, the varsity girls tennis team opened their season at the Furman Invitational taking second place after a tiebreaker with Christ Church. 


Lady MAVS Varsity Tennis Seniors Carter Anne Dillard, Caroline Tracy, and Megan Jones