Beaufort High boys tennis established itself as the frontrunner in Region 7-4A with wins over the top two contenders to knock the Eagles off their pedestal, and May River took down crosstown rival Bluffton in action this week. Here’s the Lowco HS Boys Tennis Roundup for March 15-17.
Beaufort 4, James Island 2
The Eagles took down the top contender to their Region 7-4A crown with a 4-2 win at James Island, taking four of the five singles matches, including a three-set win for Diego Alvarez at No. 2 to clinch the win. Beaufort (2-1, 2-0) picked up another win over Hilton Head High on Thursday to stay perfect in region play.
1. Graeme Angus (B) def. Neo James 6-2, 6-1
2. Diego Alvarez (B) def. Jonathan Haller 6-3, 3-6, 10-4
3. Tucker Martin (B) def. Matthew Ogiba 6-2, 6-1
4. Helms Sander (JI) def. Bodie Daniels 6-3, 1-6, 10-5
5. Joseph Combs (B) def. Lawton Nickerson 6-0, 6-0
2. Witt Strickland/Basel Sheppard (JI) def. Casey Hoogenboom/Charlie Bowden (4-6, 6-4, 10-7)
Hilton Head High 5, Colleton County 1
The Seahawks handed the Cougars their first region defeat of the season, as Colleton County’s Raphael Vassel won at No. 1 singles but HHIHS swept the remaining five courts in straight sets to remain perfect in Region 7-4A by winning their second of four matches on consecutive days. The Cougars (3-2, 2-1) host Bluffton on Monday.
1. Raphael Vassel (CC) def. Alex Ruckno 6-1, 6-2
2. Brent Geist (HH) def. Adam Buckner 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
3. Grant Pagatpatan (HH) def. Andre Hicks 6-1, 6-0
4. Stefan Russell (HH) def. Makel Bowman 6-4, 6-0
5. Fisher Cavanaugh (HH) def. Jesse Bunton 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
2. Sam Cavanaugh/Calleb Spangler (HH) def. Justin Erwin/Keller Reasonover 6-1, 6-1
May River 4, Bluffton 2
The Sharks were too strong at the top of the lineup, taking the top four singles matches to overcome a deep Bluffton lineup that picked up wins at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles. May River (1-3) plays at HHIHS on Wednesday, while Bluffton (1-3, 0-3) travels to Colleton County on Monday.
1. Liam Beckler (MR) def. Garrett Rowe (B) 6-2, 6-3
2. Said Hernandez (MR) def. Jackson Floyd (B) 6-1, 6-0
3. Ryan Pollard (MR) def. Brendan Halas (B) 6-4, 7-5
4. James Kreps (MR) def. Ryan Bostanci (B) 6-4, 6-1
5. Todd Patten (B) def. Ferran Lopez (MR) 6-1, 6-3
2. Nick Andreoletti/William Zendzian (B) def. Conah Garan/Holden Beth (MR) 6-3, 6-2
James Island 6, HHIHS 1
The Trojans bounced back from a tough loss to Beaufort High to hand the Seahawks their first region defeat, taking four of five singles courts and sweeping two doubles matches in an impressive showing. HHIHS (4-1) was back in action at Beaufort on Thursday.
1. Neo James (JI) def. Alex Ruckno 6-1, 6-3
2. Jonah Haller (JI) def. Brent Geist 6-2, 7-5
3. Grant Pagatpatan (HH) def. Matthew Ogiba 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Helms Sander (JI) def. Stefan Russell 6-4, 6-4
5. Lawton Nickerson (JI) def. Fisher Cavanaugh 4-6, 6-1, 10-5
1. James/Haller (JI) def. Ruckno/Geist 6-2, 6-0
2. Whit Strickland/Bazel Sheppard (JI) def. Sam Cavanaugh/Luke Danzell 6-3, 6-1
Beaufort High 6, Hilton Head High 0
The Eagles continued their dominant run toward another Region 7-4A title with a sweep of the visiting Seahawks, winning all six matches in straight sets to remain undefeated in region play. HHIHS (4-2, 4-2) plays a non-region match against island rival Hilton Head Prep on Monday at South Beach Racquet Club, while Beaufort (3-1, 3-0) hosts Lucy Beckham on Tuesday.
1. Graeme Angus def. Alex Ruckno 6-0, 6-1
2. Diego Alvarez def. Brent Geist 6-1, 6-3
3. Tucker Martin def. Grant Pagatpatan 6-3, 6-4
4. Bodie Daniel def. Stefan Russell 6-4, 6-3
5. Joseph Combs def. Fisher Cavanaugh 6-1, 6-1
2. Casey Hoogenboom/Charlie Bowden def. Sam Cavanaugh/Luke Danzell 6-0, 6-3
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