The SCISAA Class 2-A girls tennis state championship was an all-Hilton Head Island affair with Hilton Head Prep downing Hilton Head Christian 6-0 in October, and SCISAA’s state tennis honors released this week reflect the island’s domination.
The Dolphins, who won their third straight state, swept the player and coach of the year awards, which represent all three classifications.
Sophomore Lindsay Zimmerman, who plays No. 1 singles, is the player of the year, while first-year skipper Brian Parkkonen took coaching honors.
Joining Zimmerman on the All-State squad are Ellie Czura, Natalie Kitchen and Syndee Wheeler.
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Madison Dillon and Kaera Handy made the All-State squad for Hilton Head Christian.
After leading his team to a second-place finish in the state meet, Hilton Head Christian’s Grayson Lentz, who won state titles in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle and the 200 medley and freestyle relay teams, was named one of the boys swimmers of the year.
Joining him on the All-State team were teammate Charles Michael, Hilton Head Prep’s Samuel Meighan, James Hammond of the Heritage Academy, Grant Hetherington of Beaufort Academy and Samuel Villalobos of John Paul II.
For the girls, Sarah Avera of Beaufort Academy, Meaghan Lyons of John Paul II and Ashley Weaver of Hilton Head Christian were named All-State.
Hilton Head Christian’s Stevie Desimone and Thomas Heyward Academy’s Victoria Quick were named to the All-State team.
Desimone, a 5-foot-11 outside hitter, was also chosen to Team SCISAA, which played all-stars from the Georgia Independent Schools Association on Saturday at Augusta Prep.
Hilton Head Prep’s Jackson Henz, the boys SCISAA state champion, an Tori Herman were named to the boys and girls All-State teams, respectively.
Hilton Head Christian’s Anna Lesemann Eddy was named All-State after leading her team to a runner-up finish to Ashley Hall in the state tournament.