Tennis: Braves down Irmo; Seahawks fall in marathon

mbtennis-forehandThe Class 4A boys tennis Lower State semifinal between Myrtle Beach and AC Flora had so much drama they needed two days to settle it.

After thunderstorms interrupted Thursday’s critical match with the score tied at 2-all, the Seahawks had to make a return trip Friday to finish the showdown.

Myrtle Beach came out on the short end of a 4-3 score as AC Flora advances to face Hilton Head Island in the Lower State finals.

AC Flora won the carry-over contest at No. 4 singles in a tiebreaker to take a 3-2 edge headed into doubles play. The two teams split their doubles matches to give AC Flora the win.

* Socastee 4, Irmo 1: The Braves closed out the Class 5A Lower State semifinal win in singles play to advance to the final four in the state.

Socastee faces the winner of Friday’s other semifinal between Wando and West Florence in the Lower State final on Monday.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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