HSTEN: Seahawks storm into Lower State finals

Hilton Head High’s girls tennis team will get another crack at region champion Lucy Beckham after advancing to the Class 4A Lower State finals with a 5-1 win at West Florence on Thursday.

The Seahawks won four of the five singles matches, including a three-set thriller at No. 5. West Florence picked up its only win with a three-set victory at No. 3.

Hilton Head High will face Lucy Beckham, which handed the defending state champion Seahawks two regular-season losses, in the Lower State final Tuesday.

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Singles

1. Emily Ruckno (HHI) def Kate Sansbury 6-2; 6-0

2. Hailey Poplin (HHI) def Riley Gunter 6-4; 6-3

3. Maggie Murrell (WF) def Sierra Seabra 3-6; 6-3 10-7

4. Danielle Silvan (HHI) def Kennedy Horne 6-1 ; 6-2

5. Madeleine Pollitzer (HHI) def Emily King 7-5; 5-7; 10-5

Doubles

2. Julia Willey/Ariana Morales (HHI) def Emma Watford/Mattie Segars 6-2; 6-4

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