Beaufort Academy edges defending state champion

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Beaufort Academy defeated reigning SCISA Class 1-A champion Lowcountry Prep 5-4 in a boys’ high school tennis match on Tuesday. March 22. Longtime rivals, these two met in a rematch of last year’s state final. Each team has its collective sights set on playing for a state championship later in the spring. With the win, Beaufort Academy improved to 4-2.Beaufort Academy fared well throughout the match, especially in singles competition as Lowcountry Prep was forced to play from behind in numerous games.

Singles winners for the Eagles in the early-season match were James Carden, Daniel Richards, Mitchell Russell, Cain Richards and Jeffrey Hiestand.