HILTON HEAD ISLAND — The Myrtle Beach Seahawks girls tennis team ended their playoff run Thursday afternoon against a strong Hilton Head squad, losing 5-2. Not exactly the way Seahawks coach Jeri Himmelsbach pictured the end to their dominant 2012 campaign, but her confidence in a young group remains intact.
“This is a talented group of young ladies, and even better we have no seniors which is always coach’s favorite expression,” Himmelsbach said.
Myrtle Beach traveled down to Hilton Head after squeezing by Wilson in the semis. Seahawks No. 1 player Jessie Dumas was battling the flu against Wilson, and didn’t make the trip for the Hilton Head match. Bailey Deskins, an eight grader from Myrtle Beach stepped in, and captured one of the Seahawks’ two wins.
“They’re strong. Their No. 1 player is a senior, and she was really strong,” Himmelsbach said.
Win, lose or tie, the Seahawks finished with their most successful season in five years. Finishing with a final record of 18-4, Myrtle Beach is hungry. Ready for next year.
“We’ve got a young team. We made a lot of progress this year,” Himmelsbach said. “We’ll be a force to be reckoned next year. We’ll be back.”
Singles – Brooke Busby (HH) d. Rachel Berkey 6-0, 6-1; Jennifer Oliver (HH) d. Emma Springs 6-0, 6-1; Logan Danzell (HH) d. Carolyn Gore 3-6, 6-4, 10-3; Kate Cram (HH) d. Elisabeth Spielvogel 6-1, 6-1; Bailey Deskins (MB) d. Emma Stanton 6-4, 6-2; Winner (WT) d. Loser 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles – B. Busby/K. Cram(HH) d. R. Berkey/E. Springs 8-0; Catherine Truluck/Katharine Woodard (MB) d. Nicole Diaz/Tessa Jansen 7-5, 6-1.
CCU Women’s soccer
Four Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team members (Kacey Kelley, Fia Jonsson, Cami Skladany, and Anna Lowe) were honored by the Big South Conference.
Kelley was selected to the Big South all-conference first team, while Jonsson and Skladany were named to the second team. Jonsson also received Big South Freshman of the Year honors. Lowe was named to the all-academic team.