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Prep Roundup, Oct. 16: Hilton Head Prep, HHCA girls tennis teams in state semifinals

sports@islandpacket.comOctober 17, 2013 


Hilton Head Prep's Ellie Zimmermann returns a serve during the Dolphins' match against Pinewood Prep in the SCISAA girls tennis playoffs Wednesday at Sea Pines Racquet Club on Hilton Head Island.

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Hilton Head Prep 6, Pinewood Prep 0: Hilton Head Prep took its unbeaten streak to 26 with a win in the quarterfinal round of the SCISAA Class 3-A playoffs.

The Dolphins (12-0) blanked Pinewood Prep without No. 1 singles player Mariana Gould, who was out of town, and No. 3 Ellie Czura, who was resting an ailing knee.

Hilton Head Prep will travel to neutral site Sumter on Friday for a semifinal match against Wednesday's winner between Hammond School and Ashley Hall.

Singles: No. 1 Sydnee Wheeler (HHP) def. Hayleigh Dodge 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Ellie Zimmermann (HHP) def. Sarah Kochis 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Taylor Childress (HHP) def. Sara Banks Tapp 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 Catie Meighan (HHP) def. Hannah Rodgers 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Katie Rankin (HHP) def. Emilee Martichenko 6-2, 6-0; No. 6 Samantha Kriney (HHP) def. Abbey Martichenko 6-2, 6-1.

Hilton Head Christian 5, Heathwood Hall 3: The Eagles advanced to the semifinals of the SCISAA Class 3-A playoffs with the victory.

Hilton Head Christian will face region opponent Porter-Gaud at 2 p.m. Friday in Sumter. The Eagles (7-5) dropped a pair of matches with the Cyclones during the regular season, but played them fairly close.

"I'm hoping if we get a little bit of mojo going, we'll be all right," Eagles coach Eric Wammock said.

Singles: No. 1 Madison Dillon (HHCA) def. Catherine Saroca 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Saroca/Saroca (Heathwood) def. Catherine Campbell 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 Monica Bundy (HHCA) def. Sarina Basil 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 Sarah Stormer (Heathwood) def. Kate Bennett 1-6, 6-0 (10-2); No. 5 Meredith Inglis (HHCA) def. Caroline Strom 6-1, 6-0; No. 6 Grace Berrigan (HHCA) def. Kelsey Rhea 6-4, 6-1

Doubles: No. 1 Dillon/Campbell (HHCA) def. Saroca/Saroca 6-4, 7-5; No. 2 Basil/Stormer (Heathwood) def. Bundy/Bennett 6-3, 6-3

Thomas Sumter Academy 6, Beaufort Academy 0: The Generals (12-3) swept the Eagles with only the No. 4 singles match going to a third-set tiebreaker in their SCISAA Class 2-A/1-A quarterfinal matchup.

"We had some good matches in the region and a good match on Monday against Williamsburg Academy in a 6-3 win," Beaufort head coach Bill Dalton said. "Obviously we were outmanned here. We knew it was going to be a challenge. We don't have any seniors on the team and have had to play a couple eighth-graders in the top six.

"But the girls played well and they battled hard. They've had a good season. I'm happy for them."

Singles: No. 1 H. Jenkins (TSA) def. K. Gray 6-4, 7-6; No. 2 Green (TSA) def. Simkins 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 B. Jenkins (TSA) def. Ferry 6-4, 6-1; No. 4 Chappell (TSA) def. H. Gray 5-7, 6-0, 10-4; No. 5 Townsend (TSA) def. Dalton 6-0, 6-3; No. 6 Decker (TSA) def. Cherry 6-2, 6-0.


SCISAA Region 3-AAA meet: The Hilton Head boys and girls teams each finished third at The Pond in Summerville. For the boys, Jackson Henz finished fourth in a time 17:39 to earn all-region honors.

The team will compete next in the Oct. 26 state meet at Heathwood Hall.

Boys: 4. Jackson Henz 17:39, Jackson Richard 19:22; Ryan Nimmer 20:15; Joshua Williams 20:53; Aidan Sanz 20:54.

Girls: Maren Czura 21:22; Tori Herman 21:27; Laurel Woerheide 23:25; Olivia Light 23:57; Grace Orie 24:04


Beaufort High 2, Whale Branch 1; Beaufort High 2, Battery Creek 0: The Eagles (4-15) swept two matches in a tri-match at Battery Creek.

Beaufort High downed the Warriors 25-20, 10-25, 26-24 and the Dolphins 25-18, 25-20.

Anna Shepperd led the Eagles with 25 assists and served five straight points as the Eagles came back from 21-24 to win the final set of the Whale Branch match 26-24.

Caitlin Sackman had 14 digs in just one game, Katie Stansell had 17 kills, Dani Camel had 12 kills, Diamond Blackman had 10 kills and Savannah Malphrus had nine aces and 13 kills for the Eagles.

JV: Beaufort High 2, Battery Creek 0

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