Hilton Head High’s boys tennis team is headed back to the state finals for the third time in five years.
The Seahawks earned a hard-fought 4-3 win at AC Flora in the Lower State final Monday, taking three of five singles matches and clinching the win with Matt Oliver and Davis Phillips’ victory at No. 1 singles.
Hilton Head High is trying to claim its first Class 4A title. The Seahawks won the Class 3A crown in 2014 and lost to AC Flora in the Class 3A final the following year.
The Seahawks will face defending state champion South Aiken in the championship match Saturday at Cayce Tennis Center. The Thoroughbreds are playing in the state finals for the sixth consecutive year.
No. 1: Matt Oliver (HH) def. Zach Kirkland 6-2, 6-1
No. 2: Davis Phillips (HH) def. Michael Davis 7-6 (3), 7-5
No. 3: Cooper Stenour (HH) def. Alex Echols 6-2, 6-1
No. 4: Griffin Rentz (ACF) def. Michael Oliver 6-4, 7-5
No. 5: Hal Font (ACF) def. Alex Ruckno 6-2, 6-3
No. 1: Matt Oliver/Davis Phillips (HH) def. Kirkland/Davis 6-3, 6-2
No. 2: William Overdyke/Robert Eichols (ACF) def. Alex Ittenbach/Mario Magnan 5-7, 6-4, 10-5
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