A HOUSE RESOLUTION

TO SALUTE THE SPARTANBURG DAY SCHOOL VARSITY BOYS TENNIS TEAM ON A SUPERLATIVE SEASON AND TO CONGRATULATE THEM ON NETTING THE 2022 SOUTH CAROLINA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ASSOCIATION CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

Whereas, the Spartanburg Day School varsity boys tennis team, crowning an unforgettable season, defeated a strong Hilton Head Christian 6-0 to grab top honors at the 2022 South Carolina Independent School Association Class 2A State Championship competition, held at Cayce Tennis Center on Monday, May 9, 2022; and

Whereas, to the delight of their fans and disappointment of their foes, the Griffins took home the 2022 hardware, a permanent testimony to the team's well-earned third straight state victory; and

Whereas, this triumph was particularly impressive because the team had lost its number-one player from last year. The returning players were determined to continue Spartanburg Day's title streak, and they did not disappoint. Their play was exceptional, and the entire team is returning next year to aim for a "four-peat"; and

Whereas, in addition, Spartanburg Day's top six players were named to the All-Region team: Anderson Gosnell, Bradley Johnson, Hudson Chung, Lane Greer, Zach Rawlinson, and Will Pinkley; and

Whereas, in a sport that requires rigorous training, strength, speed, and agility, Coach Bob Allsbrook used his own athletic skill and knowledge to produce a winning team and instill lessons that will prove invaluable to these fine athletes throughout life, both on and off the court; and

Whereas, appreciative of the great pride and recognition these athletes have brought to their school and community, the House of Representatives congratulates the Griffins, and the members look with interest toward hearing of their further exploits as tennis champions. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, salute the Spartanburg Day School varsity boys tennis team on a superlative season and congratulate them on netting the 2022 South Carolina Independent School Association Class 2A State Championship title.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Head of School Rachel S. Deems and Coach Bob Allsbrook of Spartanburg Day School.