It took two days, but the Waccamaw High tennis team battled past Bishop England to return to the Lower State final for another year. The 4-3 win was clinched by a change in the Waccamaw doubles lineup, where Robert Jones and Matthew Fisher teamed up at No. 2
With wins from their top singles players, Harrison Richmond and Mike Moran, the Warriors trailed the Bishops 3-2 when a storm interupted the doubles play Tuesday.
The Bishops returned to Wachesaw Plantation on Wednesday to complete the match.
Richmond and Moran beat their singles opponents, Walker Heffron and Steven Weaver, 6-1, 62. Fisher and Jones beat Max Wurthmann and Stephen Griffith 6-2, 6-3.
“It was the perfect way to win,” Waccamaw coach James Brown said. “This is one of the most exciting matches we’ve had since I’ve been coaching.”
The Warriors host Academic Magnet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lower State final.
The Waccamaw High boys varsity beat Marion 4-0 in a Lower State playoff match played over two days due to bad weather. The Warriors host Hanahan at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
The Warriors got a pair of goals from Ryan Tiller and one each from Noah Gulley and Tyler Bailey.
The Waccamaw High girls varsity hoped to meet Academic Magnet one more time this season, after closing the gap with the top-seeded Lower State soccer team over the regular season. But a 1-0 loss at Barnwell on Wednesday ended the Warriors' season.