Four Championships Decided In NCHSAA Women's Dual Team Tennis

FOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS DECIDED IN NCHSAA WOMEN’S DUAL TEAM TENNIS



BURLINGTON – Led by state 4-A singles champion Grace Baker, Charlotte Myers Park swept five of the six singles matches and downed East Chapel Hill 5-1 in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association dual team tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center on Saturday.



Myers Park completed a perfect 18-0 season and won its first NCHSAA state 4-A women’s dual team tennis final in five trips to the championship match. The Mustangs slipped past four-time defending state 4-A champion Greensboro Page 5-4 on Thursday in the regional round.



East Chapel Hill (21-2), runner-up for the second consecutive year, got its only point on a win by Megan Huang at the number-two singles. Jennifer Huang of East lost to Baker at number-one singles in a rematch of last week’s state 4-A singles championship.



In a battle of unbeatens in the 3-A championship, Asheville T.C. Roberson upended Wilson Fike 5-1, winning the first five singles matches in straight sets. Roberson won its fourth state championship in four appearances in the final.



Fike wound up 18-1 while Roberson earned its 22nd victory of the season against no losses.



Salisbury won its fifth NCHSAA women’s dual team state championship with a convincing 5-1 decision over Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, sweeping the first five singles matches to take the title.



Salisbury made its fourth straight appearance in the state championship match and finished 23-1 overall. Gibbons, in the finals for the second time in the last three years, wound up 19-5.



The grueling 1-A match lasted over four hours, as East Wilkes retained its perfect record on the season by defeating Raleigh Charter 5-2.



East, which finished the year 21-0, won four of the six singles but did not clinch the title until the number-three doubles team of Jessica Taylor and Amber Jennings won their match.



Raleigh Charter closed the season with an 18-4 record. Both schools were making their initial appearance in the women’s dual team finals.





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2008 STATE WOMEN’S DUAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Burlington Tennis Center, Burlington



Saturday’s Championship Results

CLASS 4-A: Charlotte Myers Park 5, East Chapel Hill 1

Singles: Grace Baker (MP) def. Jennifer Huang 6-2, 6-3; Megan Huang (ECH) def. Kelsey Sherck 3-6, 6-3, (12-10); Emily Carpenter (MP) def. Tamara Hill 3-6, 6-3, (10-6); Anna Rickenbaker (MP) def. Tessa Johnson 6-2, 6-4; Olivia Turnbull (MP) def. Tegan Flynn 6-3, 6-1; Jessica Perez (MP) def. Jasmine Sun 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles: not played with outcome of match decided.



CLASS 3-A: Asheville T.C. Roberson 5, Wilson Fike 1

Singles: Maya Blue Stauffer-MacDowell ITCR) def. Mary-Katherine Prince 7-5, 6-4; Erin Williams (TCR) def. Mallory Short 6-2, 6-1; Lauren Vaughn (TCR) def. Meredith Pruden 6-0, 6-1; Elle Klein (TCR) def. Connor Allegood 6-4, 6-2; Shannon Melrose (TCR) def. Sarah Flinn 6-4, 6-1; Katelyn Suggs (F) def. Sydney Hedberg 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles: not played with outcome of match decided.



CLASS 2-A: Salisbury 5, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 1

Singles: Hannah Lebowitz (S) def. Lauren Brooker 6-0, 6-3; Kirstin Meyerhoeffer (S) def. Casey Perriccio 6-4, 0-6, (11-9); Brooke Johnson (S) def. Ally Tucker 6-3, 7-5; Shea Comadoll (S) def. Meredith Masteller 6-0, 6-1l; Joy Loeblein (S) def. Rachel Lynch-Daniels 6-3, 6-3; Cori Krause (CG) def. Erika Nelson 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles: not played with outcome of match decided.



CLASS 1-A: East Wilkes 5, Raleigh Charter 2

Singles: Lori Wang (RC) def. Jessica Elmore 6-1, 6-0; Brianna Fulp (EW) def. Caroline Chandler 6-2, 1-6, (10-6); Lauren Stutts (EW) def. Margaret Gaines 6-0, 6-1; Christine Diepanbrock (RC) def. Amy Hill 6-1, 7-6 (6); Jessica Taylor (EW) def. Mahati Sridhar 6-2, 6-2; Amber Jennings (EW) def. Aardi Thakker 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles: Wang-Gaines (RC) led Elmore-Fulp 7-6 when match stopped with outcome of championship decided; Stutts-Hill (EW) led Chandler-Sridhar 8-3 when match stopped with outcome of championship decided; Taylor-Jennings (EW) def. Diepanbrock-Thakker 10-3