MYRTLE BEACH — The Myrtle Beach girls tennis team has its sights set on the postseason.
Following a 7-0 win over North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, the Seahawks will take on Wilson Wednesday at 5 p.m. in a match that has playoff indications in Region VII-AAA.
“I am a nervous wreck,” Myrtle Beach coach Jerri Himmelsbach said. “It’s anybody’s game and that goes for any day. We are well-prepared and I just hope we can be on top of our game tomorrow.”
There could potentially be a three-way tie between the Seahawks, Socastee and Wilson in Region VII-AAA and the tiebreaker comes down to which team has the most matches won. Myrtle Beach must beat the Tigers in five or more matches in order to win the region tiebreaker, if necessary, since only the top two teams in the region will reach the playoffs and Myrtle Beach fell to the region leading Braves earlier this season.
“It’s down to the wire here which is exciting,” Himmelsbach said. “Socastee has a good team and it’s the top three teams going at it, but unfortunately only the top two teams advance.
“We’ll give it everything we got”
Singles – Jessie Dumas (MB) d. Caitlyn Wolf 6-2, 6-3; Rachel Berkey (MB) d. Anna Coggeshall 6-0, 6-0; Emma Springs (MB) d. Makala Gore 6-1, 6-3; Carolyn Gore (MB) d. Jessie Ellie 6-0, 6-0; Elisabeth Spielvogel (MB) d. Kimarria Vereen 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles – Catherine Truluck/Katharine Woodard (MB) d. Wolf/Vereen 8-1; Bailey Deskins/Paxton Gentry (MB) d. Jessica Beasley/Cameron Parker 6-3, 6-0.
Records – Myrtle Beach (12-3 overall, 3-1 Region VII-AAA), North Myrtle Beach 2-4
High school girls tennis
• Socastee 7, (at) St. James 0 | The Braves shut out the Sharks in a Region VII-AAA match.
Singles – Rachel Gresko (S) d. Taylor Seagle 6-0, 6-0; Anna Bryce Cox (S) d. Jordan Greene 6-2, 6-0; Jordan Wesel (S) d. Mariana Wilson 6-1, 6-1; Haley Duval (S) Bailee Hunt 6-1, 6-3; Ashlyn Burns (S) d. Hannah Burns 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles – Wesel/Duval (S) d. Seagle/Greene 8-2; Erica Roy/Sydney Tipps (S) d. Chelsea Lewis/Katrina Gallo 6-1, 6-2.
Records – Socastee 4-1 Region VII-AAA, St. James 0-4 Region VII-AAA
High school volleyball
• North Myrtle Beach 3, St. James 0 | At Socastee, the Chiefs shut out the Sharks (25-9, 25-10, 25-16) to win the Region VII-AAA Tournament.
Taylor Allman had 14 kills, Ellen Johnson had nine kills and Tara Hix 26 assists for the Sharks. Moriah Jones added 26 digs for North Myrtle Beach (25-1 overall, Region VII-AAA 10-0).
The Chiefs host a first round playoff game on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Allman was named the Outstanding Player of the Region VII-AAA Tournament. The All-Tournament team includes:
Collenn Korowicki (Wilson), Courtney Peters (Georgetown), Katherine Hall (Socastee), Alexis Gunnell (St James), Shelby Sheets (MB), Ellen Johnson (NMB), and Hayley Settle (St James).
• North Myrtle Beach 2, Myrtle Beach 0 | At Socastee, the Chiefs put down the Seahawks (25-11, 25-8) in the Region VII-AAA Tournament.
Taylor Allman had nine kills and one block, and Marci Chestnut added six kills and four blocks for North Myrtle Beach.
• St. James 2, (at) Socastee 1 | The Sharks topped the Braves in a Region VII-AAA Tournament match 15-25, 25-19, 25-17.
Annamarie Guest had 11 kills, four aces and one dig, Katherine Hall had 11 assists, one ace, one kill and three digs for Socastee (10-8 overall, 7-4 Region VII-AAA). Brea Hanson, Sam Speedling and Alison Markley were 23-for-23 combined on serves for the Braves.
Socastee will host a first-round playoff game on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
• (At) Conway 3, Sumter 0 | The Tigers shout out the Gamecocks (25-11, 25-12, 25-14) in a Region VI-AAAA match.
Ryley Hughes, Bridgette Harper and Vicky Evens led Conway. Hughes led the Tigers with nine service aces on 16 service points, and 23 assists. Harper was totally dominant out of the middle with seven kills on seven attempts. Evans chipped in five digs and nine service points.
“Our seniors really played well,” Tigers coach Tricia Junga said. “I am extremely proud of the focus and leadership that they have shown all year. Ryley, Bridgette and Vicky have been a big part of rebuilding the program the last couple of years. Their hard work and dedication have yielded great results.”
Conway improved to 10-4 overall and 6-1 in Region VI-AAAA The Tigers’ next match is against Carolina Forest on Thursday at 6 p.m. Having locked up the two spots in the region, the teams play for the top region seed in the state playoffs.