PREP TEN­NIS

HIL­TON HEAD IS­LAND GIRLS WILL PLAY FOR STATE TI­TLE

The Island Packet - - Sports - BY STAFF RE­PORTS sports@is­land­packet.com

The Hil­ton Head Is­land girls’ ten­nis team earned a spot in the state cham­pi­onship Wed­nes­day.

The Sea­hawks de­feated Hartsville, 4-2, to win the Class 4A Lower State cham­pi­onship. The match was orig­i­nally sched­uled for Mon­day but was pushed back be­cause of weather.

Hil­ton Head faces AC Flora for the state cham­pi­onship at 10 a.m. Satur­day at Lex­ing­ton Ten­nis Cen­ter. The teams met in the 2012 state cham­pi­onship, won by the Sea­hawks.

Hil­ton Head is go­ing for its 12th state cham­pi­onship with the last com­ing in 2012. The ti­tle was the last of the Sea­hawks’ six straight from 2017-2012.

AC Flora is 18-0 on the sea­son and is look­ing for its first state cham­pi­onship. The Fal­cons lost to Greenville last year in the ti­tle match.

HIL­TON HEAD 4, HARTSVILLE 2

Sin­gles: Larissa Berger (H) def. Emily Ruc­kno 7-6 (7-3), 6-2; Syd­ney Hall (HHI) def. Keisler Cot­ting­ham 6-3, 6-4; Ch­a­sity Robin­son (H) def. Sierra Seabra 7-5, 6-3; Danielle Sil­van (HHI) def. Emily Hud­son 6-3, 6-1; Madeleine Pol­litzer (HHI) def. Ina Marie Sul­li­van 6-3, 6-0. Dou­bles: Stella LeMe­haute/Katie Watts (HHI) def. Chloe Moore/ Kaylee Blair 6-1, 6-4.

Hil­ton Head High

The Hil­ton Head Is­land girls ten­nis team de­feated Hartsville 4-2 on Wed­nes­day to win the Class 4A Lower State cham­pi­onship.

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