RALEIGH— Second-seeded Anna Lee Evans of Watauga survived a three-set match in a morning semifinal and went on to win the singles crown on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association women’s state 4-A tennis championships at Millbrook Exchange Park.
Evans, who lost only three games in four sets in Friday’s play, had to beat a pair of Redfern sisters from Charlotte’s Harding University on Saturday. She beat Kimber in the semifinals by 6-0, 4-6 and 6-3, and then downed Shondra Redfern in the championship match, 6-2, 6-4.
Shondra Redfern got to the finals the hard way, dropping the first set of her semifinal at love and then roaring back to oust the number-one seed, Beata Debinski of Winston-Salem Mount Tabor, 0-6, 6-3, 7-5.
In doubles, the top-seeded pair of Kayla Duncan and Morgan Rogers of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds took the championship after finishing as the state runners-up in doubles a year ago. Duncan and Rogers got past Teresa Wang and Jennifer Marvin of North Mecklenburg, the third-seeded team, in the finals by a score of 7-6 (8), 6-4.
Wang was the 4-A singles champion a year ago.
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NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2005 WOMEN’S STATE 4-A TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh
Shondra Redfern (Charlotte Harding University) def. Beata Debinski (Winston-Salem Mount Tabor) 0-6, 6-3, 7-5; Anna Lee Evans (Watauga) def. Kimber Redfern (Charlotte Harding University) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.
Evans (Watauga) def. S.Redfern (Harding) 6-2, 6-4.
Kayla Duncan-Morgan Rogers (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) def. Amber Arciero-Christina Calott (Charlotte Providence) 6-2, 6-3; Teresa Wang-Jennifer Marvin (North Mecklenburg) def. Caroline Mauch-Ida Donner (Durham Jordan) 6-2, 6-2.
Duncan-Rogers (R.J. Reynolds) def. Wang-Marvin (North Mecklenburg) 7-6(8), 6-4.