HS Tennis: BA Tops Short-handed HHCA

The Beaufort Academy girls tennis team opened its season with a 5-1 win over a short-handed Hilton Head Christian Academy squad on Tuesday.

HHCA was without top player Meredith Inglis, who was away on the school’s senior retreat, and earned its only win at No. 1 singles, where Olivia Rose-Besecker defeated Jayda Scheper.

BA’s Presley Jackson defeated Abby Peduzzi in three sets at No. 2 singles, and BA won the remaining matches in straight sets.

BA hosts Bluffton High School at 4 p.m. Thursday, while HHCA hosts Hilton Head Island High School at 4 p.m. Tuesday.


No. 1: Olivia-Rose Besecker (HHCA) def. Jayda Scheper, 6-1, 6-3

No. 2: Presley Jackson (BA) def. Abby Peduzzi, 6-4, 1-6, 10-6

No. 3: Abby Dalton (BA) def. Jacqueline Lowrey. 6-4, 1-0, retired

No. 4: Lydasia Prather (BA) def. Charlotte Bauer, 6-0, 6-0

No. 5: Mary Alden Cooper (BA) def. Elizabeth Minton, 6-1, 6-1

No. 6: Caroline Moss (BA) won by default

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