MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach city leaders recognized the Myrtle Beach High School Varsity Boys Tennis team on Tuesday night for not only winning the state championship, but for doing it while facing an incredible loss.
The team won the 4A State Championship in May after suddenly losing their long-time head coach, Rivers Lynch.
Interim coach, Jeremy Finger, said the team couldn’t have won the championship without the outpouring support of the community.
The Myrtle Beach City Council presented the team with this proclamation to congratulate the team:
“NOW, THEREFORE, be it proclaimed that the Myrtle Beach City Council hereby commends and congratulates the members of the Myrtle Beach High School Boys Tennis Team for an outstanding and heartfelt season as the 2019 South Carolina AAAA State Champions, an accomplishment achieved in honor and memory of their late, great coach, Rivers Lynch, whose pride, care and support for the students of Myrtle Beach High School will be a permanent legacy.”