Elliget, Jahn advance in state tennis tourney

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Staff report

COLUMBIA -- Adam Elliget of Summerville and Jacob Jahn of Wando advanced to the semifinals of the Class AAAA-AAA state singles tournament in boys tennis Monday at the Cayce Tennis Center.

Elliget, the fifth seed, will take on No. 1 Wood Benton of Dorman in the semifinals at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Jahn, the No. 6 seed, will play No. 2 Spencer Brown of Spartanburg in the other semi.

The championship match is set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Elliget took wins over Emerald's Kittanon Nanakhon (6-1, 6-0), Spring Valley's Blake McGuirt (7-6, 7-0) and Jeffrey Dayton of St. James (6-3, 6-1) to make the semifinals. Jahn took three-set wins over Stephan Zotovic of Aiken and Jeffrey Price of Airport before a 6-2, 6-3 win over Socastee's Britton Bellamy in the quarterfinals.

Wando's Andrew DaCosta lost to Patrick Tobacco of Dorman by 6-3, 6-2 in the first round.