WILSON Myrtle Beach girls tennis won a big Region VII-AAA match against Wilson 6-0 on Wednesday. With the win, the Seahawks move to 4-1 in their region, and into a three-way tie for first with Socastee and the Tigers.
The tie was broken by a United States Tennis Association ruling. Myrtle Beach won the most matches between the three schools, which gave the Seahawks the crown.
This is not unfamiliar territory for Myrtle Beach, who won the region last year in the same way except against North Myrtle Beach.
“It’s incredible,” Seahawks coach Jeri Himmelsbach said. “My girls have worked really hard this year. It’s just a dedicated group of young ladies. I’m lucky, so lucky to have fallen into this position and to be able to lead this group. It’s just a joy to be a part of that.”
Himmelsbach admits a little luck definitely helps.
“Tennis is a game where you can be off one day, on the next. We’ve been on lately, and I just hope we can stay on.”
Heading into the postseason, not much will change with Himmelsbach’s gameplan.
“We’re peaking right now, and it’s a good time to be peaking,” Himmelsbach said. “Things have really been going our way, and I just hope the ball continues to fall in our favor.”
Singles – Jessie Dumas (MB) d. Whitney Timmons 7-6, 6-0; Rachel Berkey (MB) d. Anjali Om 6-1, 6-1; Emma Springs (MB) d. Maggie Meggs 6-1, 6-2; Carolyn Gore (MB) d. Mallorie Gainey 6-3, 6-0, Elisabeth Spielvogel (MB) d. Micita Jones 6-2, 6-1
Doubles – Catherine Truluck/Katharine Woodard (MB) d. Sajana Beeraka/Meghan Garand 6-3, 6-4.
Records – Myrtle Beach: (14-3, 4-1).
High school girls tennis
• (At) Aynor 4, Green Sea Floyds 3 | Aynor picks up the win over Green Sea, four of five singles matches to move to 11-4 on the season.
Singles – Anna Dusenbury (A) d. Natalie Floyd 6-1, 6-4; Heleana Toth (A) d. Maegan Milligan 1-6, 6-3, 10-8; Katheryn Johnson (A) d. Ashley Ham 6-2, 7-6, 7-1; Savannah Tiller (G) d. Mattie Hucks 6-2, 6-2; Shelley Baker (A) d. Kaylee Jordan 6-3, 3-6, 10-4.
Doubles – Floyd/Miligan (G) d. Dusenbury/Toth 6-4, 7-6, 8-6; Mandy Grainger/Savannah Bailey (G) d.Amelia Evans/Kelly Floyd 6-2, 6-3, 10-7.
Records – Aynor: 11-4; GSF: 9-4.
High school cross country
• GREEN SEA FLOYDS Both the Trojans’ boys and the girls cross country teams won Region VIII-A titles. Each did it in similar fashion.
The boys had four finish and the top five as well as the girls. However, the girls team repeated as region champs, while the boys bounced back from a runner up finish from last year.
Senior Angel Jaimes won the individual boys title for Green Sea Floyds with a time of 19:41. Eighth-grader Brooke Elliott brought home the girls title for the Trojans with a time of 22:31.
Team Scores: 1. Green Sea Floyds 19; 2. Latta 45
Overall: 1. Angel Jaimes, GSF, 19:41; 2. Jeremiah Hayes, L, 19:53; 3. Alfredo Vasquez, GSF, 20:06; 4. Micah Floyd, GSF, 20:56; 5. Ceser Lavaravo, GSF, 21:03.
Team Scores: 1. Green Sea Floyds 18; 2. Latta 51
Overall: 1. Brooke Elliott, GSF, 22:31; 2. Hannah Page, GSF, 22:53; 3. Jessica Evans, L, 23:12; 4. Arismel Perez, GSF, 23:28; 5. Katia Howell, GSF, 24:44.