Irmo Senior Sean Nguyen advanced to the semi-finals of the SCHSL Tennis Open Singles Championship. This tournament features the best 32 high school tennis players in South Carolina. Sean earned the #3 seed in the tournament bracket. In the first round Sean defeated Jackson Pye of Spartanburg, 6-0, 6-1. In the second round Sean defeated Blake Brown of Mauldin, 6-0, 3-2 (retired). In the third round Sean faced the #6 seed, Jason Smith of Byrnes. This match lasted over 2 hours in the sweltering afternoon heat. Sean prevailed 6-4, 5-7, 10-3 to advance to the semis. In the semis, Sean ran into the #2 seed Matthew Oliver from Hilton Head. Oliver played an excellent match and pulled out a tough win to advance to the finals.
For his outstanding tennis this season, Sean was named Region V 5A Player of the Year and was named to the South Carolina All-State Tennis Team for the second consecutive year.