Hilton Head Island’s Sayda Hernandez swept both singles and doubles crowns in the Girls 14s division of the Palmetto Championships, capping her weekend with a three-set triumph in Tuesday’s singles final at Belton Tennis Center.Hernandez, seeded fourth, took down each of the top two seeds Tuesday, as the schedule finally reached its conclusion after the weekend’s storms wiped out all play Sunday.
This world-class volleyball player turned tennis player keeps amassing wins at a high level in tournaments.
She won 16's singles at the Belton Chick-Fil-A and also made the round of 16 in singles and the semifinals in doubles at the Southern Closed.
The incoming freshman began her day by upending top-seeded Allie Gretkowski (Mount Pleasant) in in the semifinals, 6-2, 6-2.
Hours later, Hernandez celebrated a 7-5, 2-6, 6-1 triumph over No.2 Robin Alston (Rock Hill).
The South Carolia District Qualifier 18's winner (Belton,) he was a semifinalist at the South Carolina ITF.