MB’s Cahill, Wallen make deep runs at state singles

The Myrtle Beach High boys tennis team sent a pair of juniors to the SCHSL Class 4A/5A State Singles Championships and both made strong showings in Monday’s opening rounds.

Myrtle Beach’s John Edward Cahill lost his first-round match but battled his way through the consolation bracket with three consecutive victories to earn a spot on the all-state team. Cahill lost to Steven Wills of Summerville 6-3, 6-3; defeated Andy Brom of Clover 8-0; won over Luke Meetze of Chapin 8-0; and defeated Ozzy Duarte 8-5 to advance to Tuesday’s play. Cahill lost to Sebastian Kamieniecki of Riverside 8-3.

Teammate Josh Wallen went 2-2 on the day to fall just short of all-state status. Wallen defeated Alex Shaw from Wando 6-3, 6-3; lost to Sebastian Kamieniecki of Riverside 6-4, 7-5; defeated James Gianelli of Berkeley 8-3; and lost 8-1 to Brolin Dorsey of T.L. Hanna to end his run.

Photo by Janet Morgan/myhorrynews

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