Lady Seahawks open state title defense with easy win

mbgtennis-deskinsThe Myrtle Beach High girls tennis team opened its state championship defense in successful fashion Thursday, sweeping visiting Waccamaw 7-0 at the Myrtle Beach Tennis Center.

After losing sisters Elizabeth Truluck (No. 1 singles) and Catherine Truluck (No. 1 doubles), the Lady Seahawks simply reloaded. They won all five singles matches in straight sets and both doubles matches in pro sets.

New No. 1 singles player Bailey Deskins won her match 6-4, 6-2 to lead the clean sweep. No. 2 Emma Springs, No. 3 Paxton Gentry, No. 4 Carrington Collins, and No. 5 Sarah Woodard followed suit with straight set victories.

Deskins and Springs teamed up to win No. 1 singles, and Anna Grace Jordan and Cassidy Friend captured No. 2 doubles.

Photo by Terry Massey

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