Weddington, Asheville Advance Multiple Players

WEDDINGTON, ASHEVILLE ADVANCE MULTIPLE PLAYERS



BURLINGTON--Weddington and Asheville both advanced a singles player and a doubles team into the semifinals after Friday's action in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women''s tennis tournament championship at the Burlington Tennis Center.



MacKenzie LaSure of Asheville, last year's singles runner-up, and the sister doubles duo of Taylor Theodossiou and Alix Theodossiou of Asheville both advanced, while Weddington moved singles player Jasmine Gabriel and doubles pair Sarah Carroll and Kindell Schmitt into Saturday morning semifinals.



LaSure, who had a bye in the opening round and played only one match Friday, will face Kayla Price of Charlotte Harding in one semi while Gabriel will take on Masey DeMoss of Mayodan Dalton McMichael.



The Asheville and Weddington doubles teams will play one another Saturday, with the Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons pair of Lauren Brooker and Caroline Smith battling Rachel Tomchin and Grace Deering of Charlotte Catholic in the other semifinal.



Brooker and Smith lost only one game in four sets in their two Friday victories.



Semifinals will start Saturday morning at 9 am with the winners advancing to the state championship matches later in the day.



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NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2010 STATE 3-A WOMEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Burlington Tennis Center--Friday' Results



SINGLES--FIRST ROUND

Randi Price (Nash Central) def. Jackie Lomboy (Hickory) 6-3, 6-1;Kayla Price (Charlotte Harding) def. Tori Huffman (Eden Morehead) 7-5, 6-0; MacKenzie LaSure (Asheville), bye; Melissa Tally (Cameron Union Pines) def. Ashley Verhein (Charlotte Catholic) 6-1, 6-3; Masey DeMoss (Mayodan McMichael) def. Kathryn Brown (Concord) 6-3, 6-1;Taylor Baird (Belmont South Point) def. Aly Jones (Wilson Hunt) 6-1, 6-1;Jasmine Gabriel (Weddington) def. Rachael Lynch-Daniels (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) 6-0 6-4; Kaley Price (Nash Central) won by forfeit over Madeline Killen (Belmont South Point).



SINGLES--QUARTERFINALS

Kayla Price (Harding) def. R. Price (Nash Central) 6-0, 6-2; LaSure (Asheville) def. Tally (Union Pines) 6-0, 6-1;DeMoss (McMichael) def. Baird (South Point) 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-1;Gabriel (Weddington) def. Kaley Price (Nash Central) 6-0, 6-1.



SINGLES SEMIFINALS--Saturday, 9 am

Kayla Price (Charlotte Harding) vs. MacKenzie LaSure (Asheville)

Masey DeMoss (Mayodan McMichael) vs. Jasmine Gabriel (Weddington)



CLASS 3-A DOUBLES

Mallory Short-Meredith Pruden (Wilson Fike) def. Laurie McNeilly-Raven Johnson (Lawndale Burns) 6-0, 6-0; Sarah Carroll-Kindell Schmitt (Weddington) def. Cori Krause-Monica Panosian (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) 6-1, 6-2; Taylor Theodossiou-Alix Theodossiou (Asheville) def. Janielle Daniel-Joanne Talton (Eastern Wayne) 6-1, 6-1; Rosheny Edathil-Sydney Brooks (Burlington Williams) def. Hannah Florian-Robyn Buchannan (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) 6-2, 7-6(3); Lauren Brooker-Caroline Smith (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Jasmine Carrothers-JaNay Carrothers (Charlotte Harding) 6-0, 6-0; Andrea Bell-Savannah Herman (Franklin) def. Kelsey Martin-Courtney Gould (Greenville D.H. Conley) 6-2, 6-1; Rachel Tomchin-Grace Deering (Charlotte Catholic) def. Raleigh McCoy-Claire Dockrill (Western Alamance) 6-1, 6-3; Lindsay Thomas-Caroline Nelson (Rocky Mount) def. Kate Sutton-Nikki Valley (Franklin) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.



DOUBLES--QUARTERFINALS

Carroll-Schmitt (Weddington) def. Short-Pruden (Wilson Fike) 6-2, 6-4; T.Theodossiou-A.Theodossiou (Asheville) def. Edathil-Brooks (Burlington Williams) 6-3, 6-2; Brooker-Smith (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Bell-Herman (Franklin) 6-1, 6-0; Tomchin-Deering (Charlotte Catholic) def. Thomas-Nelson (Rocky Mount) 6-2, 6-2.



DOUBLES SEMIFINALS--Saturday, 9 am

Sarah Carroll-Kindell Schmitt (Weddington) vs. Taylor Theodossiou-Alix Theodossiou (Asheville)

Lauren Brooker-Caroline Smith (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) vs. Rachel Tomchin-Grace Deering (Charlotte Catholic)