First Day Action Complete In Men's Tennis Tournament Championships

1-A Men's Tennis



MOUNT AIRY HAS FINALISTS IN SINGLES, DOUBLES IN NCHSAA 1-A MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS



CARY- Mount Airy High School qualified players into both the singles and doubles finals on Friday at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men's tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.



Nicholas John of Mount Airy lost only three games in four sets in winning twice on Friday and will face Tyler Macy of Elkin for the state singles title.



In doubles, the Mount Airy pair of Matt Kessler and Brooks Mayberry will face Will Jackson and George Zhao of Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Math. Both doubles teams are unbeaten on the season and won their two matches Friday in straight sets.



The singles final is set for the Cary Tennis Center at nine o'clock Saturday morning with the doubles championship to follow. Wendy's is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2010 STATE 1-A MEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday's Results, Cary Tennis Center



Singles--First Round

Nicholas John (Mount Airy) def. Christian O'Rear (West Columbus) 6-0, 6-2; Alex Dunham (Raleigh Charter) def. Bobby Calhoun (Alleghany) 6-4, 6-4; Jonathan Tseng (Raleigh Charter) won by default over Jason Duarte (Gastonia Highland Tech); Tyler Macy (Elkin) def. Joseph Bannerman (Pender) 6-0, 6-2.



Singles--Semifinals

John (Mount Airy) def. Dunham (Raleigh Charter) 6-0, 6-1; Macy (Elkin) def. Tseng (Raleigh Charter) 6-3, 6-0.



Singles--Championship

Nicholas John (Mount Airy) vs. Tyler Macy (Elkin), 9 am



Doubles--First Round

Matt Kessler-Brooks Mayberry (Mount Airy) def. Matt Bergs-Jack Dail (Ayden-Grifton) 6-1, 6-0; Drew Chandler-Jared Morris (Raleigh Charter) def. Joseph Riazzi-Kevin Weckworth (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) 6-4, 6-3; Will Jackson-George Zhao (North Carolina Science and Math) def. Mitchell Cagle-Brandon George (East Montgomery) 6-3, 6-2;

Charles Colhoun-Bracklin Kirkland (Hendersonville) def. Houston Parks-Thomas Phillips (Raleigh Charter) 6-4, 6-2.



Doubles--Semifinals

Kessler-Mayberry (Mount Airy) def. Chandler-Morris (Raleigh Charter), 6-2, 6-1; Jackson-Zhao (NCSSM) def. Colhoun-Kirkland (Hendersonville) 7-5, 6-2.



Doubles--Championship

Matt Kessler-Brooks Mayberry (Mount Airy) vs. Will Jackson-George Zhao (North Carolina School of Science and Math), after singles championship





2-A MEN'S TENNIS



NEWTON-CONOVER TEAMS IN DOUBLES, DEFENDING SINGLES CHAMP CAUDELL ADVANCE IN NCHSAA 2-A MEN'S TENNIS



CARY--Two Newton-Conover doubles teams won a pair of matches on Friday as they both advanced to the semifinals in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men's tennis tournament championship at the Cary Tennis Center.



Will Huggins and Hang Lak Choi, the West Regional champions, along with Dillion Cervantez and Ryan Lampe of Newton-Conover marched into the semifinals with straight set victories. Huggins and Choi will take on Manan Desai and Nick Gardner of Cedar Ridge in one semifinals, while the Red Devil team of Cervantez and Lampe faces Ray Webb Parker and Ben Cheaney of Salisbury in the other on Saturday morning.



In singles action, defending champ Ethan Caudell of St. Pauls lost only five games in four sets en route to a pair of wins to move into the semifinals.



Blake Pleasants of Hampstead Topsail outlasted Charles Chisholm of Lexington in a marathon three-setter in the opening round, prevailing 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4, and then had to turn around and play Franklinton's Gillberto Pannunzil in a match that lasted almost two hours and a half. Pannunzil prevailed 7-6(5), 6-2 to advance to the semifinals, where he will play Caudell.



Jerry Newburg of Hillsborough Cedar Ridge won his way into Saturday play but had to rally to do so, losing the first set at love and then winning the next two at 7-5 to oust Midwest Regional champ Steven Page of Salisbury in the quarterfinals.



The championship matches will follow the semifinals on Saturday, which start at 9 am. Wendy's is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2010 STATE 2-A MEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday's Results, Cary Tennis Center



Singles--First Round

Jordan Bailey (Hampstead Topsail) def. Shaquerze Skinner (Charlotte Berry) 6-0, 6-1; Trevor Cox (Pittsboro Northwood) def. Glenn Palmer (Brevard) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5; Steven Page (Salisbury) def. Armando Gonzalez (Tarboro) 6-1, 6-0; Jerry Newburg (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge) def. Zack Huffman (Maiden) 6-2 ,6-0; Ethan Caudell (St. Pauls) def. Landon Cansler (Maiden) 6-1, 6-1; Corey Campbell (Boonville Starmount) def. Tyler Edmundson (Edenton Holmes)6-3, 7-6(6); Gillberto Pannunzil (Franklinton) def. Austin Adams (Newton-Conover) 6-2, 6-3; Blake Pleasants (Hampstead Topsail) def. Charles Chisholm (Lexington) 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4.



Singles--Quarterfinals

Bailey (Topsail) def. Cox (Northwood) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0; Newburg (Cedar Ridge) def. Page (Salisbury) 0-6, 7-5, 7-5; Caudell (St. Pauls) def. Campbell (Starmount) 6-3, 6-0; Pannunzil (Franklinton) def. Pleasants (Topsail) 7-6(5), 6-2.



Singles--Semifinals

Jordan Bailey (Hampstead Topsail) vs. Jerry Newburg (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge)

Ethan Caudell (St. Pauls) vs. Gillberto Pannunzil (Franklinton)



Doubles--First Round

Eric Simmons-Colby Chase (Greene Central) def. Alex Weant-Seth Gentry (Salisbury) 6-1, 6-3; Ray Webb Parker-Ben Cheaney (Shelby) def. Christian Manhard-Jacky Dufour (Pittsboro Northwood) 6-0, 6-0; Alan Lebowitz-Austin Flynn (Salisbury) def. Andrew Burchins-Kevin Cunningham (Newport Croatan) 6-2, 7-6 (1); Dillion Cervantez-Ryan Lampe (Newton-Conover) def. Gabe Pate-Garret Peedin (North Johnston) 6-2, 6-1; Manan Desai-Nick Gardner (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge) def. John Linkous-Jared Zopp (Valdese Draughn) 6-4, 6-2; Bill Underwood-Elliot Matthews (Hampstead Topsail) def. TJ Lane-Andy Myers (West Davidson) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3; Will Huggins-Hang Lak Choi (Newton-Conover) def. Thomas Delafield-Ryan Smith (Pittsboro Northwood) 6-1, 6-2; Collin Greer-William Howell (Wilkes Central) def. Patrick Gray-Carter Baum (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) 6-7(4), 6-0, 7-5.



Doubles--Quarterfinals

Parker-Cheaney (Shelby) def. Simmons-Chase (Greene Central) 7-6(6), 6-2; Cervantez-Lampe (Newton-Conover) def. Lebowitz-Flynn (Salisbury) 6-1, 6-1; Desai-Gardner (Cedar Ridge) def. Underwood-Matthews (Topsail) 6-1, 6-2; Huggins-Choi (Newton-Conover) def. Greer-Howell (Wilkes Central) 6-1, 6-3.



Doubles--Semifinals

Ray Webb Parker-Ben Cheaney (Shelby) vs. Dillion Cervantez-Ryan Lampe (Newton-Conover)

Manan Desai-Nick Gardner (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge) vs. Will Huggins-Hang Lak Choi (Newton-Conover)



3-A MEN'S TENNIS



TWO FRESHMEN, DEFENDING CHAMPION ADVANCE IN NCHSAA STATE 3-A MEN'S SINGLES TENNIS



BURLINGTON- A couple of freshmen and the defending state champion were among those winning two matches on Friday to advance in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A tennis tournament championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.



Defending champ Kyle Johnson of Charlotte Catholic swept his matches in straight sets, dropping only three games, and he'll face freshman Chaz Fitzpatrick in one semifinal. Fitzpatrick trailed 3-1 in the third set and had game point against him in the quarterfinals, but rallied dramatically to eliminate Huntley Nero of Lenoir Hibriten 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 as Nero tried to battle through cramps.



Freshman Eric Greene will take on Weddington's Dallas Croom in the other single semifinal. Both of them won their Friday matches in straight sets, with Croom beating regional champ Justin Dixzn of Fred T. Foard 6-3, 6-3.



Three of the four doubles teams advancing to the state semifinals earned regional championships last weekend. The Western Alamance pair of Greg Patterson and Rajiv Dinakaran is the only non-regional champ in the semifinals, and they had to knock off Rocky Mount's Miguel Valdez and Gavin Stone in the quarterfinals to advance.



Play will start at nine o'clock Saturday morning with the championships to follow. Wendy's is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.



NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2010 STATE 3-A MEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday's Results--Burlington Tennis Center



Singles--First Round

Chaz Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) def. Forrest Cannon (Concord Jay Robinson) 6-2, 6-1; Huntley Nero (Lenoir Hibriten) def. Landon Rogers (Ledford) 6-4, 6-2; Kyle Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) def. Michael Brackett (Northern Nash) 6-1, 6-0; Killian Steer (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Canyon Woodward (Franklin) 6-2, 6-2; Eric Greene (Western Alamance) def. Justin Min (North Buncombe) 6-1, 6-4; Parks Thompson (Statesville) def. Blake Vail (Pikeville Charles B. Aycock) 6-3, 6-0; Justin Dizon (Newton Fred T. Foard) def. Greg Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) 7-5, 6-4.



Singles--Quarterfinals

Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) def. Nero (Hibriten) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4; Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) def. Steer (Cardinal Gibbons) 6-2, 6-0; Greene (Western Alamance) def. Thompson (Statesville) 7-5, 6-2; Croom (Weddington) def. Dizon (Foard) 6-3, 6-3.



Singles--Semifinals on Saturday

Chaz Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) vs. Kyle Johnson (Charlotte Catholic)

Eric Greene (Western Alamance) vs. Dallas Croom (Weddington)



Doubles--First Round

Miguel Valdez-Gavin Stone (Rocky Mount) def. Brett Ward-Michael Ruocco (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) 7-5, 7-6(4); Greg Patterson-Rajiv Dinakaran (Western Alamance) def. Morris Porter-Tito Poplawski (Asheville) 6-1, 6-4; Andrew Treske-Joey Hatala (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Linwood Hines-Jordan Matthews (Winterville South Central) 6-2, 6-2; Mason Runge-Alex Dyer (Chapel Hill) def. Christian Bridges-Sam Rector (North Buncombe) 6-0, 6-1; Chris Geaslen-Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Rod Arend-Justin Henry (Gastonia Forestview) 6-1, 6-1; Sean Huber-Jordan Klochany (Charlotte Catholic) def. Addison Westbrook-Dylan Quinn (Pikeville Charles B. Aycock) 6-1, 6-2; Seth Edwards-Cory Carter (Morganton Patton) def. Reggie Woltz-Austin Thomas (Chapel Hill) 6-0, 6-3; Matthew Martinez-Zach Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) def. Res Bosshard-Adam Glover (Southern Nash) 6-4, 6-2.



Doubles--Quarterfinals

Patterson-Dinakaran (Western Alamance) def. Valdez-Stone (Rocky Mount) 6-2, 6-3; Treske-Hatala (Marvin Ridge) def. Runge-Dyer (Chapel Hill) 6-4, 6-3; Geaslen-Daly (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Huber-Klochany (Charlotte Catholic) 6-1,6-0; Edwards-Carter (Patton) def. Martinez-Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) 6-3, 6-3.



Doubles--Semifinals on Saturday

Greg Patterson-Rajiv Dinakaran (Western Alamance) vs. Andrew Treske-Joey Hatala (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge)

Chris Geaslen-Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) vs. Seth Edwards-Cory Carter (Morganton Patton)



4-A MEN'S TENNIS



MIDEAST REGIONAL PLAYERS DOMINATE IN NCHSAA STATE MEN'S 4-A TENNIS TOURNAMENT



RALEIGH--Players from one regional dominated play on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men's tennis tournament championships at the Millbrook Exchange Park.



The four singles players that advanced to Saturday's semifinals were the four representatives from the NCHSAA Mideast Regional, but one piece of major news occurred before the tournament began. Defending singles champion Robbie Mudge of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury.



Peter McDonald of East Chapel Hill will face Raleigh Broughton's James Coxe in one semifinal Saturday morning while Sam Weissler of East takes on Mideast champion Wesley Barrett of Apex. Weissler, the number-four player from that regional, knocked off West Regional champ Steve Lake of Watauga in the opening round.



In doubles, three of the four semifinalists are also from that Mideast Regional, paced by the Northern Durham pair of Pierce Hoover and Robert Jenkins, the regional champs who won both their Friday matches in straight sets. Hoover and Jenkins will face Will Albright and Mitchell Lewis of Greensboro Grimsley, the only semifinalist in either singles or doubles not from the Mideast Regional.



The top four in singles and doubles advance from each regional to the state tournament.



Action is set to begin at 9:00 on Saturday morning, with the semifinals and finals scheduled to move to Millbrook High School in Raleigh. Wendy's is the presenting sponsor of the NCHSAA sports program.



NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2010 STATE 4-A MEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday's Results--Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh



Singles--First Round

Dana Parziale (Southern Pines Pinecrest) def. Dale Fetterman (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) 6-0, 6-0; Peter McDonald (East Chapel Hill) def. Jim Fan (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-2, 6-0; Jordan Frazier (Greenville Rose) won over Robbie Mudge (Winston-Salem Reynolds), who withdrew due to injury; James Coxe (Raleigh Broughton) def. Thomas Low (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-3, 6-2; \Wesley Barrett (Apex) def. Timothy Staten-Davis (Charlotte Independence) 6-0, 6-2; Alex Weber (West Forsyth) def. Kalen Bryant (East Wake) 6-0, 6-0; Sam Weissler (East Chapel Hill) def. Steve Lake (Watauga) 6-1, 6-3; A.J. Stilwell (Wilmington Laney) def. Cameron Smith (Jamestown Ragsdale) 6-3, 6-2.



Singles--Quarterfinals

McDonald (East Chapel Hill) def. Parziale (Pinecrest) 6-1, 6-3; Coxe (Broughton) def. Frazier (Rose) 6-1, 6-0; Barrett (Apex) def. Weber (East Wake) 6-0, 6-3; Weissler (East Chapel Hill) def. Stilwell (Laney) 6-7(4), 7-5, retired injury.



Singles--Semifinals on Saturday at Millbrook High School

Peter McDonald (East Chapel Hill) vs. James Coxe (Raleigh Broughton)

Wesley Barrett (Apex) vs. Sam Weissler (East Chapel Hill)



Doubles--First Round

Sammy Kohl-Tom Hicks (Wilmington New Hanover) def. Landon McNair-Aaron Vincent (Porter Ridge) 6-0, 6-0; Taylor Elliott-Jake Bowling (Cary Green Hope) def. Conner Boehm-Will Goldberg (Charlotte Providence) 6-3, 6-1; Joel Shuford-Andrew Daniel (Southwest Guilford) def. Philip Bonner-Matt Johnson (Wilmington Hoggard) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Michael Allan-Mickey Carmean (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Ian LeBlanc-Patrick McKinney (Charlotte Myers Park) 7-5, 6-3; Pierce Hoover-Robert Jenkins (Northern Durham) def. Brandon Hoge-Ben Gillespie (Asheville TC Roberson) 6-1, 6-2; Chad Phelps-William Visser (Wilmington Hoggard) def. Ben Sollenberger-Paul Yamane (Winston-Salem Mount Tabor) 6-2, 6-2; Ryan Forbes-Brian Bullock (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) def. Steed Johnson-Phil Cardella (Raleigh Broughton) 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(5); Will Albright-Mitchell Lewis (Greensboro Grimsley) def. Will McDonald-Josiah Boda (Scotland) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.



Doubles--Quarterfinals

Elliott-Bowling (Green Hope) def. Kohl-Hicks (New Hanover) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Allan-Carmean (Millbrook) def. Shuford-Daniel (Southwest Guilford) 6-0, 6-0; Hoover-Jenkins (Northern Durham) def. Phelps-Visser (Hoggard) 6-2, 6-2; Albright-Lewis (Grimsley) def. Forbes-Bullock (Ardrey Kell) 6-4, 7-6(3).



Doubles--Semifinals on Saturday at Millbrook High School

Taylor Elliott-Jake Bowling (Cary Green Hope) vs. Michael Allan-Mickey Carmean (Raleigh Millbrook)

Pierce Hoover-Robert Jenkins (Northern Durham) vs. Will Albright-Mitchell Lewis (Greensboro Grimsley)