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The Hightower Financial Junior Classic at Stables Park was completed March 18-20 at the WRTC at Stables Park in Pawleys Island.

This Level 3 sanctioned event had 80 players including 61 local juniors. Last year this second annual event had 92 players including 61 local juniors.

Results of the finals were: 

— Boy’s 10 Singles: No. 2 seed Nolan Bohan def. the No. 4 seed Luke Skillman 4-2, 5-3 in the finals. In the consolation, the No. 1 seed Nolan Cahill def. Ashiv Patel 5-4(4), 5-4(3) in the finals.

— Boy’s 12 Singles: No. 1 seed Brandon Mercado def. Lleyton Mendieta 4-1, 4-0 in the finals. In the consolation, No. 2 seed Braedon Tomovski def. Henry Hayden (Mount Pleasant) in the finals 4-2, 3-5,   (7-5). 

— Boy’s 12 Singles: No. 2 seed Trevor Novotny won his first round 6-1, 6-1 over Lap Fung Chan and then won 6-2, 6-1 over Arav Patel to advance to the finals where he won 5-3, 5-4(4) over Logan Tomovski. In the consolation, Chan won 6-2, 6-0 over David Allen but next lost 5-4, 0-4, (8-6) to the No. 1 seed from Mount Pleasant.

— Boy’s 14 Singles: William Baly (Goose Creek) def. the No. 3 seed William Duerk 4-0, 4-0 in the finals. In the consolation, the No. 4 seed Jeffrey Morrow def. Zander Kiskunas 4-0, 4-0 in the finals.

— Boy’s 16 Singles: No. 2 seed Joshua Wallen won 6-3, 2-6, (8-6) over the No. 1 seed Rivers Cahill in the finals. In the consolation, Cameron Pankau (Columbia) won 6-0, 4-6, (7-5) over Harrison Kemp in the finals.

— Co-ed 8 Singles: Kaiden Greer won twice in the round-robin with three players and Cole Pursley won once.

— Girl’s 10 Singles: No. 1 seed Olivia Bull def. the No. 2 seed Kaya McDonagh 4-1, 4-2 in the finals. In the consolation, Stephanie Davis def. Sophia Broomall (Charleston) in the finals 4-2, 4-1.

— Girl’s 12 Singles: No. 1 seed Cassidy Cocca def. Kakie Colclough (Washington, DC) in the finals 5-3, 4-2. In the consolation, the No. 2 seed Mia Cabildo def. Kate McMillin (Elgin) in the finals 4-5, 5-3,(7-2).

— Girl’s 12 Singles: No. 4 Brooke Rogers def. the No. 2 seed Elena Hartley 5-3, 4-2 in the finals. In the consolation, Gabrielle Bohan def. Aynsley-Aimee Flowers 4-0, 4-2 in the finals.

— Girl’s 14 Singles: Caroline Eckstrom (Columbia) won twice in the round-robin event with three players. Claudia McKellar (Mount Pleasant) won one match. 

— Girl’s 16 Singles: Jade Wilkinson (Charleston) won twice in the round-robin event with three players.   Kate Drosieko won one match.

— Boy’s 10 Doubles: Nolan Bohan/Harrison Horvath def. Jordan Mercado/Luke Skillman 7-6(5) in the finals.

— Boy’s 12 Doubles: Braedon Tomovski/Logan Tomovski def. Lleyton Mendieta/Trevor Novotny 7-5 in the finals.

— Boy’s 14 Doubles: Rivers Cahill/Jeffrey Morrow def. William Duerk/Brandon Mercado 6-3 in the finals.

— Boy’s 16 Doubles: John Cahill/Joshua Wallen def. Spencer Kemp/Harrison Kemp 8-1 in the finals.

— Girl’s 10 Doubles: Laurel Case/Mia El-Kheddiwi def. Olivia Bull/Elizabeth Raynor 6-3 in the finals.

— Girl’s 12 Doubles: Elena Hartley/Gabriella Martin def. Addison Flowers/Aynsley-Aimee Flowers were set to play in the finals.

 Columbia Southern Junior

The Rockbridge Southern Level 3 was completed March 11-13 at the Rockbridge Club Inc in Columbia. This South Carolina Level 2 had 266 players including 14 local juniors.

Results of our juniors were:

— Boy’s 10 Singles: No. 1 seed Logan Tomovski won his first match 5-3, 4-5, (1-0) over a Florence player and then won 4-1, 4-2 over the No. 4 seed Addison Gordon. Advancing to the finals, Tomovski won 4-2, 5-3 over the No. 2 seed David Raynor to capture the championship. Raynor advanced to the finals by winning 4-1, 4-0 over a Camden player and then won 4-2, 4-0 over a Bluffton player to reach the finals where he lost to Tomovski. 

No. 4 seed Addison Gordon won his first match 4-1, 4-1 over Harrison Horvath and then lost 4-1, 4-2 to Tomovski. In the playoffs, Gordon won 4-1, 5-3 over a Bluffton player to finish third in the tournament. No. 3 seed Nolan Bohan lost his first match 5-4, 5-4 to a Bluffton player. In the consolation, Bohan won 4-1, 5-3 over a Camden player and then won 4-0, 4-0 over Mercado to reach the finals where he won 4-0, 4-0 over another Camden player to claim the title. Harrison Horvath won 4-0, 5-3 over a Camden player and then lost 4-1, 4-1 to Gordon. In the consolation, Horvath lost 4-0, 4-1 to a Camden player.  Jordan Mercado lost his first match 5-4, 4-2 to a Florence player. In the consolation, Mercado won 4-2, 4-1 over a Camden player and then lost to Bohan.

— Boy’s 10 Doubles: No. 1 seeds Addison Gordon/David Raynor def. Nolan Bohan/Harrison Horvath 6-1 in the finals.

— Boy’s 12 Singles Red: Brandon Mercado won his first match 6-3, 6-0 over a player from Greensboro, N.C., and then lost 6-1, 6-2 to the No. 1 seed from Mount Pleasant. In the playoffs, Mercado lost 6-3, 4-6, (1-0) to a player from Daniel Island. Jude Wilkey lost in the first round 6-2, 6-3 to an Elgin player. In the consolation, Wilkey won 6-1, 5-7, (1-0) over a player from Greensboro and then lost 6-4, 6-1 to a player from Johnson City, Tenn. 

— Boy’s 12 Singles White: Elliott Finger lost his first match 6-1, 6-3 to a player from Daniel Island. In the consolation, Finger won 6-4, 6-2 over a player from Charlotte and then lost 4-6, 6-1, (1-0) to a Spartanburg player.

— Boy’s 12 Doubles Green: Lleyton Mendieta/Joshua Lively (Daniel Island) won both their matches in the round-robin event with three teams. 

— Boy’s 18 Singles White: No. 3 seed Jeffrey Dayton won his first round match 6-0, 6-0 over a Hilton Head player and then won 6-1, 6-0 over a Spartanburg player. But in the semifinals he lost 6-3, 4-6, (1-0) to the No. 1 seed from Spartanburg. In the playoffs, Dayton won 6-3, 6-2 over a Charleston player.

— Boy’s 18 Singles Red: No. 1 seed Paul Hendrix won his first round match 6-1, 6-2 over a player from Mooresville, N.C., and then won 2-6, 6-0, (1-0) over a Spartanburg player. But in the semifinals he lost 6-2, 2-6, (1-0) to the No. 4 seed from Atlanta. In the playoffs, Hendrix lost 7-6, 0-6, (1-0) to the No. 3 seed from Hilton Head.

— Boy’s 18 Doubles: No. 3 seeds Jeffrey Dayton/Hunter Horton (Logoff) won the championship in the draw of 16 teams.  

— Girl’s 10 Singles: No. 4 seed Olivia Bull won her first match 4-1, 4-2 over a Camden player and then lost 5-4, 3-5, (1-0) to the No. 2 seed from Anderson. In the playoffs, Bull finished third in the tournament when the No. 3 seed withdrew. Elizabeth Raynor lost in the first round 4-2, 4-0 to a Camden player. In the consolation, Raynor lost 4-1, 3-5, (1-0) to another Camden player.

— Girl’s 10 Doubles: Olivia Bull/Olivia Corcoran (Cary, N.C.) won the championship in the draw of four teams.   

— Girl’s 12 Singles Green: Gabrielle Bohan won her first round 6-1, 6-4 over a player from Wake Forest, N.C., and then lost to the No. 1 seed from Charleston 6-1, 6-1. In the consolation, Bohan lost 6-0, 2-6, (1-0) to a player from Inman. 

Chapel Hill Championships

The Southern Village Club Junior Championships were completed March 19-20 at the Southern Village Club in Chapel Hill, N.C. This North Carolina Level 3 sanctioned event had 203 players including one from the Grand Strand.

His results were:

— Britton Bellamy lost in the first round 6-2, 4-6, (1-0) to the No. 3 seed from Greensboro, N.C., in the Boy’s 18 Singles Red Draw. In the consolation, Bellamy won 6-4, 6-2 over a Chapel Hill player and then lost 6-3, 7-6 (8) to a player from Hilton Head Island.  

Prestwick news

Prestwick Tennis Club has created several different Summer Sports Camps for all kinds of special activities.

Call now to find out more about these four weeks of summer fun. 

For more information, check out their website www.prestwicktennisclub.com or call the new Prestwick Tennis Club number at 843-831-0117.   

Upcoming local tournaments 

The Dunes Sparks Toyota Junior Open will be held April 15-17 at the Dunes Tennis Club in Myrtle Beach. This Level 3 sanctioned event offers singles for juniors 18 and under. For entry fees check their Tournament ID. Deadline is April 10.

For more information check out their Tournament ID: 700041516 or call 843-449-0185.      

Neal Peterson, a former college tennis player, has been writing about the local tennis scene for more than a decade. He can be reached at 650-5505 or email neal.peterson@hotmail.com.

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