Hamner Wins First Carolina Region Title Since 1988
Winston-Salem, N.C. – South Carolina women’s tennis standout Sarah Hamner added to her long list of accolades on the final day of the ITA Carolina Regionals on Monday. The sophomore won the singles A2 Draw to earn the title of ITA Carolina Region Champion.
Hamner is just the second player in program history to achieve the title of Regional Champion with the only other title coming from Michelle Duda in 1988 when the Gamecocks we a part of the Southeast Region.
The title match of the A2 draw at the Regional Championships was over a two-hour battle between No. 2 ranked Hamner and No. 6 ranked Cameron Morra of Duke.
Morra, a graduate transfer for Duke, had previously played four seasons at North Carolina where she won back-to-back ITA Carolina Region singles titles in 2019 and 2021 (The 2020 event did not take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic).
Hamner earned the first set of the title match with a 6-4 win, but Morra evened the match with a 6-3 win in the second set. The Gamecock was able to break away in the final set, winning 6-2 to take the match.
Hamner and the rest of the Gamecocks will be in action next at home for the Gamecock Shootout from Oct. 28 through Oct. 30. This will be South Carolina’s only home event of the fall season.
For all the latest South Carolina women’s tennis information, continue to follow GamecocksOnline.com or the team on social media (@GamecockWTennis).
A2 Draw Singles Finals
(2) Sarah Hamner (SC) def. (6) Cameron Morra (Duke) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2