Athletes, coach receive all-region tennis honors

Ashley Ridge coach Sean McCauley gives advice to Swamp Fox doubles players Noah Moehling and Collin Medved.

The work an Ashley Ridge coach did with a team that had only one senior has not gone unnoticed.

Swamp Fox coach Sean McCauley has been named the 2019 Region 8-AAAAA Boys Tennis All-region Coach of the Year.

Under McCauley’s guidance, a young team became a contender for the region crown.

Ashley Ridge lost two close matches to Summerville and had to settle for region runner-up honors, but went on to advance to the second round of the state playoffs.

With all but one starter expected to return next season, Ashley Ridge seems poised for more success.

Region champion Summerville landed three players on the 2019 Region 8-AAAAA Boys Tennis All-region Team: sophomore Thomas McGinnis, freshman Rahi Gaijar and eighth-grader Sam Dimuzio.

Ashley Ridge is represented on the all-region team by senior Mack Wanish and sophomore Garrett Morris. Juniors Winson Wang and Connor Westbrooke are the Fort Dorchester representatives on the team.

West Ashley senior Ozzy Duarte has been named the Region Player of the Year.