Beaufort High’s dream boys tennis season will end with the Eagles playing for a state championship.
Coach David Riedmayer’s squad put together another outstanding effort Tuesday, beating visiting South Aiken 4-1 in the Class 4A Lower State final to advance to the state championship match. The Eagles will face A.C. Flora at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Florence Tennis Center.
With a crowd of football, baseball, and basketball players and coaches cheering them on, the Eagles claimed four of the five singles courts, clinching the victory without contesting the doubles matches. Graeme Angus, Tucker Martin, Bodie Daniel, and Griffin Stone all claimed straight-sets victories to secure the victory.
Beaufort (15-2) will play for its first-ever state title against an A.C. Flora program that has been a perennial contender. The Falcons won their last state crown in Class 3A in 2015 and finished runner-up in Class 4A in 2017 and 2019.
1. Graeme Angus (BHS) def. Serastian Rogerson 6-2 6-2
2. Tucker Martin (BHS) def. Pate Rowan 6-2 7-6 ( 8-6)
3. Jasper Gazzo (SA) def. Diego Alvarez 6-0 6-1
4. Bodie Daniel (BHS) def. Ben Porcha Konjinuic 6-1 6-2
5. Griffin Stone (BHS) def. Haze Matthews 6-0 6-1
Above: Beaufort High School’s No. 1 singles player Graeme Angus returns the ball to North Aiken’s Sebastian Rogerson during the first set of their Lower State Championship match Tuesday at Beaufort High School. Angus won the match in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. The Eagles won the overall match 4-1 and will advance to the State Championship match Saturday in Florence. Photo by Bob Sofaly.