HS Tennis: Seahawks Top Eagles To Clinch Region Crown

For the second consecutive match, Hilton Head High’s No. 2 doubles team won a three-set match to lift the Seahawks to a victory.

Alex Ittenbach and Mario Magnan rallied after losing the first set Thursday, clinching the Seahawks’ 5-2 win over Beaufort High to cap a perfect run through Region 8-4A play.

Hilton Head High (14-2, 8-0) also won the top three singles courts, while the Eagles claimed victories at Nos. 4 and 5 singles.

Both teams will host first-round matches in the Class 4A playoffs beginning next Thursday. Beaufort (13-5, 6-2) hosts Hilton Head Prep in a non-region match at 4:30 p.m. Monday to close the regular season.

Singles

No. 1: Davis Phillips (HHH) def. Griffin Stone 6-0, 6-1

No. 2: Cooper Steinour (HHH) def. Mitchell Russell 6-3, 6-3

No. 3: Michael Oliver (HHH) def. Thomas Gnann 6-0, 6-1

No. 4: Jaco Niemand (BHS) def. Alex Ruckno 6-4, 6-2

No. 5: Merritt Patterson (BHS) def. Shane Mason 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1: Phillips/Steinour (HHH) def. Russell/Niemand 8-2

No. 2: Alex Ittenbach/Mario Magnan (HHH) def. Chris Hoogenboom/Ian Hoogenboom 4-6, 6-3, 10-5

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