MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WMBF) - One of the top teen tennis players in South Carolina is actually a product of the Grand Strand.
14-year-old Logan Tomovski, of Murrells Inlet, is the top-ranked tennis player in the state in the 14-and-under age division, according to rankings from the U.S. Tennis Association. He’s also ranked No. 70 in the national rankings.
Tomovski was also ranked No. 8 in the Southern Region at the end of last year, which is based on a player’s top seven tournament results. He also plays on the Waccamaw High School tennis team and attends Connections Academy.
“I just practice a lot,” he told the county in a press release.
Tomovski is a student at the Waccamaw Regional Tennis Center, which is owned by Georgetown County. County officials say he practices at the center around five-to-six days a week and first picked up a racket when he was a toddler.
“It’s not an easy thing to do, to end the year at No. 1,” said David Bromberg, Tomovski’s tennis coach at the center. “He’s a great competitor, a fantastic competitor and that’s what separates him from a lot of the other kids. Everybody can kind of hit the ball, but it’s about how do you do under pressure, and he’s really good under pressure. He’s a good problem solver – a thinker – and mentally he’s just a little tougher than everybody else. He doesn’t panic when things aren’t going his way, and that gives him an edge.”
“He’s a really good coach,” said Tomovski of his teacher.
Tomovski’s older brother, Braedon, also plays at a high level according to the county and both practice together regularly.
Officials added that while Tomovski has casually looked at where he’ll attend college, he hasn’t settled on anything yet.
“I’ve still got some time,” he said. “But I know I want to keep playing.”