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Falcons fly to State Championship match




The A.C. Flora Falcons, 2019 Upper State Champions(l-r): Front row-Ronan Doherty, William Echols, Myers Murphy, Lucas Jeffords, and Michael Davis; Head Coach Amy Martin, Asst. Coach Rob Echols, Rick Hewitt, Calhoun McCullough, Alex Echols, Ethan Johnson, William Overdyke, and Assist. Coach Luke Whiteside. Photo by Jim Davis

The A.C. Flora Falcons, 2019 Upper State Champions(l-r): Front row-Ronan Doherty, William Echols, Myers Murphy, Lucas Jeffords, and Michael Davis; Head Coach Amy Martin, Asst. Coach Rob Echols, Rick Hewitt, Calhoun McCullough, Alex Echols, Ethan Johnson, William Overdyke, and Assist. Coach Luke Whiteside. Photo by Jim Davis

The A.C. Flora Falcons won their first two matches in the Class 4A boys tennis playoffs by a combined score of 12-0 and did not lose a set in singles or doubles, beating Eastside first and then Wren.

On May 6, the Falcons traveled to the Upstate and got into a battle with the Daniel Lions in the Upper State Championship. A.C. Flora won two singles and No. 2 doubles, while the Lions won three singles matches leaving No. 1 doubles to decide it. The Falcons took that in straight sets and will now play Myrtle Beach May 11 for a shot at the State Championship.

A.C. Flora 6, Wren 0
A. C. Flora High School May 2, 2019

Singles : Michael Davis (ACF) def. Clay Lollis ( W) 6-2, 6-1; Alex Echols (ACF) def. Jordan Britt ( W) 7-6, 7-5; Rick Hewitt (ACF) def. Noah Britt ( W) 6-3, 6-3; William Overdyke (ACF) def. Reed Jordan (W) 6-2, 6-0; Calhoun McCullough (ACF) def. Luis Suillano (W) 6-0, 6-2. Doubles: Lucas Jeffords/ Myers Murphy (ACF) def. L. Bryant/T. Flaherty 6-1, 6-2 (W).

A. C. Flora’s Alex Echols prepares to hit a backhand in his No. 2 singles match against Wren’s Jordan Britt. Photo by Perry McLeod

A. C. Flora’s Alex Echols prepares to hit a backhand in his No. 2 singles match against Wren’s Jordan Britt. Photo by Perry McLeod

A.C. Flora 4, Daniel 3
Daniel High School May 6, 2019

Singles : Michael Davis (ACF) def. John Wong (D) 6-1, 6-0; Alex Echols (ACF) def. Andrew Wong (D) 6-4, 7-5; Connor Liu (D) def. Rick Hewitt (ACF) 6-2, 6-3; John Billins ( D) def. William Overdyke (ACF) 6-3, 7-6; Braxton Rice (D) def. Calhoun McCullough (ACF) 6-1, 6-4. Doubles: Davis/Overdyke (ACF) def. Wong/Wong (D) 6-0, 7-6; Lucas Jeffords/ Myers Murphy (ACF) def. Jared Hall/ Daniel Hiott (D) 7-5, 6-4.

-Source: A. C. Flora


A.C. Flora’s Michael Davis hits a backhand in his No. 1 singles match against Wren’s Clay Lollis. Photo by Perry McLeod

A.C. Flora’s Michael Davis hits a backhand in his No. 1 singles match against Wren’s Clay Lollis. Photo by Perry McLeod

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