Greenberg Wins Singles Title In NCHSAA 4-A Men's Tennis Championship


CHAPEL HILL— Mike Greenberg of East Chapel Hill made the move up in classifications without much trouble, winning the singles title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A tennis championships on Saturday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center at the University of North Carolina.



Greenberg beat cross-town rival Andrew Malizia of Chapel Hill in straight sets in a morning semifinal and then defeated Michael Pereira of Fayetteville Jack Britt for the championship, 6-1, 6-3.



The top-seeded Greenberg was the 3-A runner-up in 2004 and won the 3-A championship in ‘05, but East Chapel Hill moved to 4-A in the new alignment this year.

It was the first time in the last nine years that a Raleigh school failed to place a finalist in the 4-A men’s singles.



In doubles, the Fayetteville Terry Sanford team of Eric Noble and Ryan Noble survived a hard-fought three-set match in the finals and overcame Chapel Hill’s Chase Helpingstine and Austin Webb, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.



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NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2006 STATE 4-A MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Saturday’s Results

Singles—Semifinals

Mike Greenberg (East Chapel Hill) def. Andrew Malizia (Chapel Hill) 6-2, 6-1; Michael Pereira (Fayetteville Jack Britt) def. Chris Sheehan (Charlotte Providence) 6-2, 6-4.



Singles-Championship

Greenberg (East Chapel Hill) def. Pereira (Fayetteville Jack Britt) 6-1, 6-3.



Doubles—Semifinals

Chase Helpingstine-Austin Webb (Chapel Hill) def. Joe May-Greg Simon (Greenville Rose) 6-1, 6-1; Eric Noble-Ryan Noble (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Thomas Rickenbaker-Brendan O’Connor (Charlotte Providence) 6-4, 6-4.



Doubles-Championship

Noble-Noble (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Helpingstine-Webb (Chapel Hill) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.