HS GTEN: Seahawks secure No. 2 seed with triumph over Trojans

Hilton Head High girls tennis locked up the No. 2 playoff seed from Region 7-4A and a home playoff match with a 4-2 win over visiting James Island on Wednesday.

The Seahawks won the top four singles courts to lock up the victory in a rematch of Tuesday’s match on James Island, in which Emily Ruckno and Hailey Poplin had to team up for a clinching win at No. 1 doubles.

No deciding doubles match was necessary this time around, as Emily Ruckno, Danielle Silvan, and Alyssa Ruckno all won in straight sets, and Poplin won by injury default.

The Seahawks (12-4, 8-2) wrap up the regular season at Colleton County on Thursday. 

HHIHS 4, James Island 2

Singles

1. Emily Ruckno (HH) def. Ada Grace Brown 6-2, 6-0

2. Hailey Poplin (HH) def. Sophia Broomall 3-0 (F)

3. Danielle Silvan (HH) def. Emilie Demonsthenes 6-0, 6-1

4. Alyssa Ruckno (HH) def. Sabrina Moore 6-4, 6-2

5. Kayla McDonagh (JI) def. Jessica Staigar 6-2, 4-6, 10-5

Doubles

2. Lexi Strange/Savannah Smith (JI) def. Hailey Cruz/Belle Luther 7-5, 3-6, 10-6

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