Championships Decided In NCHSAA Men's Dual Team Tennis


BURLINGTON – East Chapel Hill held off Charlotte Providence 5-2 to take the 4-A state championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association men’s dual team tennis finals at the Burlington Tennis Center on Saturday.



East Chapel Hill made the move successfully from 3-A to 4-A, as the Wildcats had been in nine state 3-A finals and had won six state crowns but moved up to 4-A this year in the new realignment. Mike Greenberg of East, who had won the 4-A singles championship last weekend after winning the 3-A title a year ago, won his match at number one singles.



The victory by Colin Egan and Willy Sendor for the Wildcats at the number-two doubles sealed the win in the battle of unbeatens. East finished at 24-0 while Providence lost for the first time in 15 starts.



Hickory, in the dual team championships for the fourth consecutive year, won its second 3-A NCHSAA men’s title by rolling past Burlington Williams 6-0. Hickory swept to victory in straight sets in all six singles matches to earn the title.



State 3-A champ Andrew Crone of Hickory beat George Kernodle 7-5 and 6-4 in the top match, a rematch of last week’s state championship in singles which Crone won, 7-5, 6-1.



The Red Tornadoes finished with 17 wins in 18 dual matches while Burlington Williams wound up the season 19-5.



In the 2-A classification, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons blanked Brevard 6-0, winning all six singles in straight sets and yielding only 14 games in the 12 sets that were played.



Gibbons posted its 19th win in 20 matches and Brevard closed its season at 15-4.



Mount Airy successfully defended its 1-A crown by shutting out Hampstead Topsail 6-0. Mount Airy won all of the singles matches in straight sets led by number one player William John, who won two state singles titles and was runner-up twice during his brilliant prep career.



Mount Airy was 17-5 on the campaign.





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2006 MEN’S DUAL TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

16th ANNUAL

Burlington Tennis Center, Burlington



CLASS 4-A: EAST CHAPEL HILL 5, CHARLOTTE PROVIDENCE 2

Singles: Mike Greenberg (ECH) def. Chris Sheehan 6-0, 6-2; Jeff Archer (ECH) def. Brendan O’Connor 6-3, 6-3; Colin Egan (ECH) def. Carter Braxton 6-3, 3-6, (9-7); Ted Monks (P) def. Tim Bayus 6-4, 6-3; Chris Baum (P) def. Willy Sendor 6-4, 6-2; Adam Sendor (ECH) def. Lanny Smoot 6-1, 3-6, (7-2).

Doubles: Greenberg-Archer (ECH) led Sheehan-Braxton 7-6 when play halted; Egan-W. Sendor (ECH) def. Monks-Baum 10-4; O’Connor-Thomas Rickenbaker (P) led Bayus-A.Sendor 8-7 when play halted.



CLASS 3-A: HICKORY 6, BURLINGTON WILLIAMS 0

Singles: Andrew Crone (H) def. George Kernodle 7-5, 6-4; Tripp Johnson (H) def. Joseph Canada 6-3, 6-2; Graham Sigmon (H) def. Adam Blaser 7-5, 6-2; Tyler Magerkurth (H) def. Brandon Jones 6-2, 6-4; Ben Carlton (H) def. Ross Powell 6-3, 6-1; David Meek (H) def. Boby Katumkeeryil 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: not played with match decided.



CLASS 2-A: RALEIGH CARDINAL GIBBONS 6, BREVARD 0

Singles: Clark Howell (CG) def. Zach Henson 6-1, 6-1; Will Rollinson (CG) def. Steve Harenburg 6-3, 6-2; Evan Goff (CG) def. Tyler Snipes 6-3, 6-0; Ryan Daly (CG) def. Pete Camenzind 6-1, 6-0; Jonathan Fedorkowicz (CG) def. Chris Kane 6-0, 6-0; Jeff Fadool (CG) def. Andrew Gryson 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: not played with match decided.



CLASS 1-A: MOUNT AIRY 6, HAMPSTEAD TOPSAIL 0

Singles: William John (MA) def. Chris San Miguel 6-0, 6-0; Andrew GItt (MA) def. Carter Luhring 6-1,7-5; Matt Johnson (MA) def. Josh Grant 6-3, 6-2; Michael Rader (MA) def. Colby Moeller 6-0, 6-0; Ryan Niland (MA) def. Smith Reynolds 6-2, 6-2; Chase Pomerantz (MA) def. Charles Ather 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles: not played with match decided.