First Day Of Action Complete In NCHSAA Women's Tennis Championships

MCGEE, MCKEE WILL MEET IN NCHSAA 1-A SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP



CARY – Danielle McGee of Hampstead Topsail will take on Mount Airy’s Maggie McKee on Saturday morning for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A women’s singles tennis championship.



Both players won a pair of matches on Friday at the Cary Tennis Center on the first day of play, and both had to rally from a set down in one match.



In doubles, the team of Caitlen Corbett and Molly Peele of Misenheimer Gray Stone Day will take on the duo of Jessie Elmore and Brianna Fulp of East Wilkes for the state title.



Corbett and Peele had to come from a set down to beat Eastern champion Lori Wang and Margaret Gaines of Raleigh Charter to advance to the finals.

The finals are scheduled to begin at 9 am at the Cary Tennis Center but will move indoors to courts at North Carolina State University if there is rain Saturday morning.



1A –Cary Tennis Center

Singles –Quarterfinals

Danielle McGee (Hampstead Topsail) def. Taylor Roper (Siler City Jordan-Matthews) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; Jessica Curtis (Chatham Central) def. Jamie Johnson (Seven Springs Spring Creek) 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2; Maggie McKee (Mount Airy) def. Caroline Chandler (Raleigh Charter) 6-3, 6-0; Elizabeth Davis (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) def. Jessica Patterson (Hampstead Topsail) 6-4, 6-2.



Singles—Semifinals

McGee (Topsail) def. Curtis (Chatham Central) 6-1, 6-2; McKee (Mount Airy) def. Davis (Bishop McGuinness) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.



Singles—Championship

Danielle McGee (Topsail) vs. Maggie McKee (Mount Airy)



Doubles--Quarterfinals

Lori Wang-Margaret Gaines (Raleigh Charter) def. Myranda Blake-Damen Hinson (East Montgomery) 6-0, 6-3; Caitlen Corbett-Molly Peele (Misenheimer Gray Stone Day) def. Kate Matthews-Sara Chesson (Williamston) 6-3, 6-1; Jessie Elmore-Brianna Fulp (East Wilkes) def. Natalie Singletary-Chelsea Nance (West Columbus) 6-0, 6-0; Ellie Case-Jordan Gwyn (Mount Airy) def. Liz Lyons-Kendre Kesler (Hampstead Topsail) 7-6(5), 6-3.



Doubles—Semifinals

Corbett-Peele (Gray Stone Day) def. Wang-Gaines (Raleigh Charter) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; Elmore-Fulp (East Wilkes) def. Case-Gwyn (Mount Airy) 6-1, 6-2.



Doubles—Championship

Caitlen Corbett-Molly Peele (Gray Stone Day) vs. Jessie Elmore-Brianna Fulp (East Wilkes)



ALL SALISBURY FINAL SET IN DOUBLES IN NCHSAA 2-A TENNIS



CARY – A pair of Salisbury teams will square off in the doubles finals in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women’s tennis championships on Saturday morning.



The teams of Shea Comadoll-Joy Loeblein and Hannah Lebowitz-Kirstin Meyerhoeffer each won three matches on Friday’s opening day of play at the Cary Tennis Center and will face one another in the championship match. Comadoll and Loeblein got to the finals by winning a tough three-set semifinal match over Greene Central’s Elizabeth McLawhorn and Lauren Carraway.



Amie Cloer of West Henderson faces Lauren Brooker of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons for the singles title. After a three-setter in her opener, Cloer dropped only four games in the next four sets while Brooker won all three of her matches in straight sets.



The finals are set for the Cary Tennis Center on Saturday morning at 9 am but could be forced to move indoors to North Carolina State University by rain.



NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2008 WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cary Tennis Center

Singles—First Round

Elizabeth Leary (Edenton Holmes) def. Nelessa Lewis (Southern Vance) 6-0,6-0;

Hannah Herlocker (North Stanly) def. Emily Bridges (Shelby) 6-1, 6-2; Lauren Brooker (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Christine Conti (Newport Croatan) 6-1, 6-0; Tiffany Vanhpraseuth (Ledford) def. Davis Clare Hyatt (Brevard) 7-5, 6-2; Amie Cloer (West Henderson) def. Brooke Johnson (Salisbury) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2; Mei Mei Cook (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) def. Rukhsona Usmanova (Durham School of Arts) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; Laura Baker (West Lincoln) def. Penny Lane Buckner (Burnsville Mountain Heritage) 6-1, 6-1; Casey Perriccio (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Paige Chase (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) 6-0, 6-1.



Singles—Quarterfinals

Herlocker (North Stanly) def. Leary (Holmes) 7-6 (1), 6-2; Brooker (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Vanhpraseuth (Ledford) 6-4, 6-1; Cloer (West Henderson) def. Cook (First Flight) 6-1, 6-0; Baker (West Lincoln) def. Perriccio (Cardinal Gibbons) 6-0, 6-3.



Singles—Semifinals

Brooker (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Herlocker (North Stanly) 6-4, 6-2; Cloer (West Henderson) def. Baker (West Lincoln) 6-1, 6-2.



Singles—Championship

Lauren Brooker (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) vs. Amie Cloer (West Henderson)



Doubles—First Round

Samantha Taylor-Abby Sugg (Greene Central) def. Caroline Small-Isabelle Boehling (Edenton Holmes) 6-4, 6-3; Shea Comadoll-Joy Loeblein (Salisbury) def. Sydney Lyda-Julia Wallace (North Henderson) 6-1, 6-1; Elizabeth McLawhorn-Lauren Carraway (Greene Central) def. Shay Grainger-Morgan Dameron (South Columbus) 6-3, 6-1; Anne Rinaldo-Claire Rinaldo (East Lincoln) def. Blair Lutz-Hillary Lutz (Shelby) 6-4, 6-4; Hannah Potter-Brooke Corley (Marshville Forest Hills) def. Kristie Combs-Tara Dockery (Surry Central) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3; Catherine Shactman-Katie Watkins (Pittsboro Northwood) def. Quinn Carlton-Allie Miller (East Duplin) 6-0, 6-4; Hannah Lebowitz-Kirstin Meyerhoeffer (Salisbury) def. Kate Treacy-Lauren Fuller (Brevard) 6-0, 6-1; Nellie Wilson-Bailey Proctor (Tarboro) def. Jessica Halso-Libby Herring (East Duplin) 6-0, 6-1.



Doubles—Quarterfinals

Taylor-Sugg (Greene Central) def. Comadoll-Loeblein (Salisbury) 6-1, 6-2; McLawhorn-Carraway (Greene Central) def. Rinaldo-Rinaldo (East Lincoln) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3; Shachtman-Watkins (Northwood) def. Potter-Corley (Forest Hills) 7-5, 6-7 (5), 7-5; Lebowitz-Meyerhoeffer (Salisbury) def Wilson-Proctor (Tarboro) 6-3, 6-0.



Doubles—Semfinals

Comadoll- Loeblein (Salisbury) def. McLawhorn-Carraway (Greene Central)1-6, 7-5, 6-3; . Lebowitz- Meyerhoeffer (Salisbury) def. Shachtman-Watkins (Pittsboro Northwood) 6-0, 6-1.



Doubles—Championship

Shea Comadoll-Joy Loeblein (Salisbury) vs. Hannah Lebowitz-Kirstin Meyerhoeffer (Salisbury)



THREE REGIONAL CHAMPIONS ADVANCE IN NCHSAA 3-A SINGLES



BURLINGTON – Three of the four regional singles champions won two matches each to advance to the semifinals of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center on Friday.



Neena Wanko of Cameron Union Pines, who won three of her four sets at love, will take on Charlotte Catholic’s Julia Paulson in one semifinal Saturday morning. Paulson upended East Regional champ Mary-Katherine Prince of Wilson Fike in the quarterfinals.



In the other semifinal, West champ Kathryn Talbert of Lake Norman, who did not lose a game in four sets, will face freshman Brooke McAmis of Southeast Guilford, the Midwest champ who also did not lose a game on Friday.



Two T.C. Roberson teams have qualified for the doubles semifinals, in opposite brackets. Lauren Vaughn and Shannon Melrose of Roberson will face Cameron Grist and Mary Kathryn Ferebee of Charlotte Catholic, while TCR teammates Erin Williams and Elle Klein battle Ragsdale’s Catherine Wood and Sruthi Cherkur.



Action is scheduled to start Saturday morning at 9 am at the Oak Hollow Tennis Center at High Point, with rain expected in the area.



NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2008 STATE 3-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Burlington Tennis Center

Singles—First Round

Mary-Katherine Prince (Wilson Fike) def. Juliana White (Yanceyville Bartlett Yancey) 6-1, 6-1; Julia Paulson(Charlotte Catholic) def. Mackenzie LaSure (Asheville) 7-6 (5), 7-5; Neena Wanko(Cameron Union Pines) def. Keiona Love (Wilson Hunt) 6-0, 6-0;

MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell (Asheville T.C. Roberson) def. Lucy Schermerhorn (Southwest Guilford) 6-3, 6-2; Kathryn Talbert (Lake Norman) def. Kaylee Bullard (Southeast Guilford) 6-0, 6-0; Carolyn Kernodle (Burlington Williams) def. Tara Hirsch (Southern Wayne 6-0, 6-0; Brooke McAmis (Southeast Guilford) def. Kelli Ferguson (Northwest Cabarrus) 6-0, 6-0; Lourdes Ros (Western Guilford) def. Connor Allegood (Wilson Fike) 6-1, 6-3.



Singles—Quarterfinals

Paulson (Charlotte Catholic) def. Prince (Fike) 6-2, 6-1; Wanko (Union Pines) def. Stauffer-MacDowell (T.C. Roberson) 6-0,7-6(6); Talbert (Lake Norman) def. Kernodle (Williams) 6-0, 6-0; McAmis (Southeast Guilford) def. Ros (Western Guilford) 6-0, 6-0.



Singles—Semifinals

Julia Paulson (Charlotte Catholic) vs. Neena Wanko (Cameron Union Pines)

Kathryn Talbert (Lake Norman) vs. Brooke McAmis (Southeast Guilford)



Doubles—First Round

Mallory Short-Meredith Pruden (Wilson Fike) def. Raleigh McCoy-McKenzie Owen (Western Alamance) 6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-4; Lauren Vaughn-Shannon Melrose (Asheville T.C. Roberson) def. Tori Anderson-Megan Laframboise (Charlotte Catholic) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3;

Kate Gray-Caroline Gray (Rocky Mount) def. Adele Henderson-Helen Powell (Burlington Williams) 7-6 (3), 6-2; Cameron Grist-Mary Kathryn Ferebee (Charlotte Catholic) def. Shruthi Rajan-Hayley Hammond (Lake Norman) 6-1, 6-2; Erin Williams-Elle Klein (Asheville T.C. Roberson) def. Jill Padfield-Sara Helms (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) 6-1, 6-4; Lindsey Frederick-Mollie Musgrave (Eastern Wayne) def. Jessica Brown-Meagan Teague (Southern Alamance) 5-7, 7-5, 6-3; Catherine Wood-Sruthi Cherkur (Jamestown Ragsdale) def. Maddy Daniel-Ciera Combs (Mooresville) 6-0, 6-0; Lindsay Thomas-Addie Keeter (Rocky Mount) def. Kristin Blue-Katie Morgan (Eastern Alamance) 6-0,6-2;



Doubles—Quarterfinals

Vaughn-Melrose (T.C. Roberson) def. Short-Pruden (Fike) 6-1, 6-2; Grist-Ferebee (Charlotte Catholic) def. Gray-Gray (Rocky Mount) 7-5, 6-4; Williams-Klein (T.C. Roberson) def. Frederick-Musgrave (Eastern Wayne) 6-2, 6-4; Wood-Cherkur (Ragsdale) def. Thomas-Keeter (Rocky Mount) 6-1, 6-2.



Doubles—Semifinals

Lauren Vaughn-Shannon Melrose (Asheville T.C. Roberson) vs. Cameron Grist-Mary Kathryn Ferebee (Charlotte Catholic)

Erin Williams-Elle Klein (Asheville T.C. Roberson) vs. Catherine Wood-Sruthi Cherkur (Jamestown Ragsdale)





PAIRINGS SET FOR NCHSAA 4-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS



RALEIGH—The pairings are now set for Saturday’s championship matches in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s tennis championships after three rounds of action were held on Friday at the Millbrook Exchange Park.



East Chapel Hill’s Jennifer Huang, the Mideast Regional champ, will take on Grace Baker of Charlotte Myers Park, the West champ, for the singles crown. Both won three matches apiece in straight sets on Friday, with Huang winning three sets at love while Baker lost on five games total in six sets of play.



In doubles, Wilmington Hoggard’s Kaitlin Burns and Maggie Dickens will face Katie Kane and Asha Iyengar of Raleigh Broughton for the state crown. Burns and Dickens had to rally from a set down to defeat Lauren Frazier and Kristen Joyner of Greenville Rose in the semifinals.



NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2008 4-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

MILLBROOK EXCHANGE PARK, RALEIGH

Singles—First Round

Miller Hales (Wilmington New Hanover) def. Ally Prior (Raleigh Wakefield) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1; Kelsey Sherck (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Nikki Curnes (Greensboro Grimsley) 7-5, 6-1; Jennifer Huang (East Chapel Hill) def. Ally Parziale (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 6-0, 6-0; Djana Volny (South Mecklenburg) def. Alexis Reynolds (North Mecklenburg) 6-0, 6-2;

Grace Baker (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Jessica Davis (West Forsyth) 6-0, 6-0;

Hamilton Lovett (Raleigh Broughton) def. Ally Stillwell (Willmington Laney) 6-0, 6-0; Catherine Matulis (Charlotte Providence) def. Clare Cox (Greensboro Grimsley) 6-1, 6-2; Helen Wang (Morrisville Green Hope) def. Marisa Pereira (Fayetteville Jack Britt) 7-6(3), 6-3.



Singles—Quarterfinals

Hales (New Hanover) def. Sherck (Myers Park) 6-1, 6-1; Huang (East Chapel Hill) derf. Volny (South Mecklenburg) 7-5, 6-1; Baker (Myers Park) def. Lovett (Broughton) 6-2, 6-2; Matulis (Providence) def. Wang (Green Hope) 6-4, 7-6(3).



Singles—Semifinals

Huang (East Chapel Hill) def. Hales (New Hanover) 6-0, 6-2; Baker (Myers Park) def. Matulis (Providence) 6-0, 6-1.



Singles—Championship

Jennifer Huang (East Chapel Hill) vs. Grace Baker (Charlotte Myers Park)



Doubles—First Round

Kaitlin Burns-Maggie Dickens (Wilmington Hoggard) def. Amy Weischedel-Maria Evans (Raleigh Leesville Road) 6-2, 6-2; Kendall Schmitt-Meredith Branham (Weddington) def. Lauren Tuscano-Carli Tuscano (Greensboro Grimsley) 6-1, 6-3; Lauren Frazier-Kristen Joyner (Greenville Rose) def. Kaytlyn Gilbert-Rebecca Keefe (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) 6-2, 6-0; Anna Rickenbaker-Jessica Perez (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Caroline Lamy-Stephanie Vlasis (Winston-Salem RJ Reynolds) 6-4, 6-1; Debolina Banerjee-Emily Carpenter (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Callie Payne-Peyton Riley (Northwest Guilford) 6-0, 6-2; Katie Kane-Asha Iyengar (Raleigh Broughton) def. Kaitlin Bailey-Leigh-Anne McAfee (Wilmington Laney) 6-1, 6-2; Ashley Hovis-Brittany Hovis (Gastonia Ashbrook) def. Melissa Addington-Morgan Owsley (Greensboro Page) 6-2, 6-2; Tori Helpingstine-Hannah Kimbrough (Chapel Hill) def. Varice Love-Mary Lawrence Newton (Fayetteville Jack Britt) 6-1, 6-0.



Doubles—Quarterfinals

Burns-Dickens (Hoggard) def. Schmitt-Branham (Weddington) 6-3, 6-2; Frazier-Joyner (Rose) def. Rickenbaker-Perez (Myers Park) 6-4, 6-1; Kane-Iyengar (Broughton) def. Banerjee-Carpenter (Myers Park) 6-1, 6-2; Helpingstine-Kimbrough (Chapel Hill) def. Hovis-Hovis (Ashbrook) 6-3, 6-2.



Doubles—Semifinals

Burns-Dickens (Hoggard) def. Frazier-Joyner (Rose) 6-7(4) 6-2, 6-1; Kane-Iyengar (Broughton) def. Helpingstine-Kimbrough (Chapel Hill) 6-3, 6-0.



Doubles—Championship

Katilin Burns-Maggie Dickens (Wilmington Hoggard) vs. Katie Kane-Asha Iyengar (Raleigh Broughton)