Top Seeds Advance In 3-A Tennis

BURLINGTON— The top seeds in both singles and doubles earned their way into the semifinals after Friday action in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s tennis championships at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center.



In singles, top-seeded Emily Mauser of Hickory won both of her matches in straight sets and will face Belmont South Point’s Lauren Sessoms in one Saturday morning semifinal. Mauser has been the 3-A runner-up in singles in each of the last two years.



Cameron Chatman of Jamestown Ragsdale and junior Winnie Quick of Greensboro Dudley will square off in the other semi. Quick won three of her four sets on Friday at love.



In doubles, the top seeded duo of Emily Carriel and Sara Fender of Gastonia Forest View had a big struggle in their first round match, dropping the first set and then hanging on to win the second set tiebreaker 14-12 before vanquishing Stephanie Meiners and Kelly Santore of Porter Ridge.



Carriel and Fender will battle Erin Hosterman and Rebecca Rhoney of Hickory St. Stephens in one semifinal. The Crutchfield sisters, Nadia and Kiara of Jamestown Ragsdale, will battle the Charlotte Catholic team of Caroline Kuttner and Alley Leahy in the other semifinal.



The championship matches are scheduled for Saturday afternoon.





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2005 WOMEN’S STATE 3-A TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Burlington Recreation and Parks Tennis Center, Burlington



Singles—First Round

Emily Mauser (Hickory) def. Lindsey Cannon (Winston-Salem Reagan) 6-4, 6-0; Margaret Kernodle (Burlington Williams) def. Ally Rushing (Hertford County) 6-3, 6-2; Rachel Batts (Pikeville Charles B. Aycock) def. Rosemary Downing (Southern Alamance) 6-1, 6-1; Lauren Sessoms (Belmont South Point) def. Catherine Wood (Jamestown Ragsdale) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1; Amanda Massey (North Buncombe) def. Callie Earles (Eden Morehead) 6-0, 6-2; Cameron Chatman (Jamestown Ragsdale) def. Andrea Michalak (Wilson Hunt) 6-0, 6-0; Janna Oxendine (Nash Central) def. Ashley Brown (Asheville) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Winnie Quick (Greensboro Dudley) def. Kelli Ferguson (Northwest Cabarrus) 6-0, 6-2.



Singles—Quarterfinals

Mauser (Hickory) def. Kernodle (Williams) 6-2, 6-2; Sessoms (South Point) 7-5 def. Batts (Aycock)7-5, 6-3.; Chatman (Ragsdale) def. Massey (N. Buncombe) 6-3, 6-3; Quick (Dudley) def. Oxendine (Nash Central) 6-0, 6-0.



Singles—Semifinals

Emily Mauser (Hickory) vs. Lauren Sessoms (Belmont South Point)

Cameron Chatman (Jamestown Ragsdale ) vs. Winnie Quick (Greensboro Dudley)





Doubles—First Round

Emily Carriel-Sara Fender (Gastonia Forest View) def. Stephanie Meiners-Kelly Santore (Porter Ridge) 4-6, 7-6 (12), 6-3; Paris Sims-Chelsea Chatman (Jamestown Ragsdale) def. Katie Cox-Caitlin McKenna (Western Guilford) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2); Erin Hosterman-Rebecca Rhoney (Hickory St. Stephens) def. Ashley Pearsall-Emily Hughes (Rocky Mount) 6-0, 6-2; Cayce Wood-Lennon Dodson (Eden Morehead) def. Amanda Kenny-Heather Sanders (Southern Nash) 6-3, 6-4; Nadia Crutchfield-Kiara Crutchfield (Jamestown Ragsdale) def. Andrea Gilley-Julie Reese (Eden Morehead) 7-5, 7-6 (0); Nicole Taylor-Lizzie Sodoma (Pikeville Charles B. Aycock) def. Laura Holman-Keri Holman (West Rowan) 6-4, 6-4; Stephanie Teague-Caitlin Phillips (Hickory) def. Rachel Perkinson-McKenna Cox (Washington) 6-2, 6-4; Caroline Kuttner-Alley Leahy (Charlotte Catholic) def. Mollie Lambert-Megan Colonel (Burlington Williams) 6-1, 6-2.





Doubles—Quarterfinals

Carriel-Fender (Forest View) def. Sims-Chatman (Ragsdale) 6-1, 6-4; Hosterman-Rhoney (St. Stephens) def. Wood-Dodson (Morehead) 6-1, 6-1; Crutchfield-Crutchfield (Ragsdale) def. Taylor-Sodoma (Aycock) 3-6, 7-6(6), 6-4; Kuttner-Leahy (Charlotte Catholic) def. Teague-Phillips (Hickory) 6-1, 6-2.





Doubles—Semifinals

Emily Carriel-Sara Fender (Gastonia Forest View) vs. Erin Hosterman-Rebecca Rhoney (Hickory St. Stephens)

Nadia Crutchfield-Kiara Crutchfield (Jamestown Ragsdale) vs. Caroline Kuttner-Alley Leahy (Charlotte Catholic)