Championships Decided In NCHSAA Dual Team Tennis For Women

FOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS DECIDED IN NCHSAA WOMEN’S DUAL TEAM TENNIS



BURLINGTON - Raleigh Broughton outlasted Charlotte Myers Park 5-2 in a battle of undefeated teams for the 4-A championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association women's dual team tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center on Saturday.



Broughton earned its ninth dual team title in 13 previous appearances in the final and beat the defending state champs. Broughton won four of the six singles and then got a victory in the number-two doubles from Katie Kane and Asha Iyengar, who won the state 4-A doubles final in the individual tournament last weekend.



The Caps finished the season at 19-0 in dual matches while Myers Park wound up 18-1.



Charlotte Catholic kept its record perfect in state dual team finals, running it to 8-0 with a 5-1 victory over Chapel Hill for the 3-A crown.



Catholic swept five of the six singles matches in running its record to 21-4. Chapel Hill closed the year at 16-6 overall.



Salisbury finished a perfect 23-0 dual-match season with a 5-0 victory over Greene Central for the 2-A crown.



Hannah Lebowitz of Salisbury, the state 2-A singles champ, helped the Hornets to victory. Greene Central, in the finals for the 10th time in the tournament's 20-year history, ended the year 22-7 overall.



In one other battle of unbeatens, Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Math downed East Montgomery 5-1 for the 1-A crown.



Although East Montgomery won only at number-three singles, the match was tight as three of the six individual matches went to the pro set tiebreaker after the players split set.



NCSSM, which earned its second title in the last three years, took its 19th victory against no losses while East Montgomery finished 17-1.



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NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2009 STATE WOMEN’S DUAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Burlington Tennis Center, Burlington



Saturday Championship Results

CLASS 4-A: RALEIGH BROUGHTON 5, CHARLOTTE MYERS PARK 2

Singles: Grace Baker (MP) def. Hamilton Lovette 6-4, 6-3; Katie Davidson (B) def. Jessica Perez 6-2, 6-0; Katie Kane (B) def. Anna Rickenbaker 6-1, 6-0; Asha Iyengar (B) def. Emily Carpenter 7-5, 6-3; Laura Robertson (B) vs. Kelsey Sherck 4-6, 6-4, (10-2); Samantha Forlenza (MP) def. Kelsey Boole 4-6, 6-3, (10-7)

Doubles: Baker-Perez (MP) led Lovett-Davidson 8-5 when match halted with outcome decided; Kane-Iyengar (B) def. Rickenbaker-Carpenter 10-4; Robertson-Boole (B) led Sherck-Forlenza 6-5 when match halted with outcome decided.



CLASS 3-A: CHARLOTTE CATHOLIC 5, CHAPEL HILL 1

Singles: Julia Paulson (CC) def. Tori Helpingstine 6-4, 6-2; Hannah Kimbrough (CH) def. Ashley Verhein 6-3, 6-3; Meagan Laframboise (CC) def. Danielle Cohen 7-5, 6-1; Lucia Leahy (CC) def. Nathalie Sutton 6-2, 6-0; Mary Kathryn Ferebee (CC) def. Kim Jones 6-1, 6-1; Kelly Tomlin (CC) def. Kelsey Wayne 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles: Doubles not played with outcome decided.



CLASS 2-A: SALISBURY 5, GREENE CENTRAL 0

Singles: Hannah Lebowitz (S) def. Lauren Carraway 6-0, 6-1; Joy Loeblein (S) def. Elizabeth McLawhorn 6-2, 6-3; Erika Nelson (S) and Samantha Taylor (GC) split sets 6-1, 5-7 and did not finish with outcome decided; Katelyn Storey (S) def. Jessica Gray 6-2, 6-1; Anna Page (S) def. Abby Sugg 6-4, 4-6, (10-5); Sierra Davis (S) def. Abbey Dail 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles: not played with outcome decided.



CLASS 1-A: DURHAM NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATH 5, EAST MONTGOMERY 1

Singles: Teresa Pincus (NCSSM) def. Myranda Blake 6-2, 2-6, (10-5); Laura Outlaw (NCSSM) def. Felicia Britt 7-5 (4), 6-2; Delana Hinson (EM) def. Lidia Valdes 3-6, 6-0, (10-5); Nelessa Lewis (NCSSM) def. Sarah Parsons 6-4, 6-1;Lydia Allen (NCSSM) def. Samantha Kelles 6-7(4), 6-2, (11-9); Meredith Armstrong (NCSSM) def. Lindsey Dunn 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles: not played with outcome decided.