HSTEN: Sharks prevail in marathon match with Eagles

May River tennis counted on its top two players to carry the day Tuesday, edging Beaufort High 4-3 in a Region 7-4A matchup.

Natalie Bassett and Olivia Rose Besecker each won their singles matches, then teamed up for a 6-0, 6-1 victory to provide the clincher after Margaret Zendzian’s three-set victory at No. 4 forced the match to No. 1 doubles. 

The win puts the Sharks (3-1) in position to potentially claim the second and final playoff spot from Region 7-4A and strengthens their case for one of two Lower State at-large bids if they don’t finish in the top two. 

May River travels to Lucy Beckham for another region match Monday. The Eagles travel to Bluffton for a region match at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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