Two Asheville Players In 3-A Women's Singles Semifinals

NCHSAA 3-A WOMEN'S TENNIS


TWO ASHEVILLE PLAYERS IN SINGLES SEMIFINALS


      BURLINGTON-- Two Asheville singles players advanced to the semifinals with two wins on Friday 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, the 2009 singles runner-up and the defending champion, moved into the Saturday morning semifinals against Jasmine Gabriel of Weddington, while teammate Alex Theodossiou takes on Grace Deering of Charlotte Catholic.
In doubles, the Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons duo of Lauren Brooker and Caroline Smith won both of their matches in straight sets and dropped only two games. They were the state runners-up in 2010.
Three sets of sisters, all in one half of the bracket, won their opening matches in doubles and one pair, Randi and Kaley Price of Nash Central, won twice. The Prices will play the Gibbons team in their semifinal.
        Semifinals will start Saturday morning at 9 am at the Burlington Tennis Center, with the winners advancing to the state championship matches later in the day. In case of inclement weather, the tournament will move indoors to the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center with the semifinals starting at noon.


NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
WOMEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS


3-A CHAMPIONSHIPS--BURLINGTON TENNIS CENTER
FRIDAY'S RESULTS 


Singles--First Round
Erin Meyer (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Summer Philips (South Brunswick) 7-6(4), 6-1; Grace Deering (Charlotte Catholic) def. Amy Burch (Boiling Springs Crest) 6-0, 6-0; Mari Fujino (Northern Guilford) def. Mackenzie Warner (Rocky Mount) 6-1, 6-1; Alix Theodossiou (Asheville) def. Elizabeth Weaver (East Rowan) 6-3, 6-4; MacKenzie LaSure (Asheville) def. Imani Fountain (Concord Cox Mill) 6-1, 6-0; Caroline Lindsey (Rockingham County) def. Grace Delbridge (Eastern Wayne) 6-2, 6-1; Jasmine Gabriel (Weddington) def. Taylor Fredrickson (Morganton Patton) 6-0, 6-0; Claire Dockrill (Western Alamance) def. Savannah Sutton (Eastern Wayne) 7-5, 6-3 


Singles--Quarterfinals
Deering (Charlotte Catholic) def. Meyer (Cardinal Gibbons) 6-0, 6-0;Theodossiou (Asheville) def. Fujino (Northern Guilford) 6-3, 6-0; LaSure (Asheville) def. Lindsey (Rockingham County) 6-0, 6-0; Gabriel (Weddington) derf. Dockrill (Western Alamance) 6-1, 6-0.


Singles--Semifinals
Grace Deering (Charlotte Catholic) vs. Alix Theodossiou (Asheville)
MacKenzie LaSure (Asheville) vs. Jasmine Gabriel (Weddington)




Doubles--First Round
Randi Price-Kaley Price (Nash Central) def. Devin Knors-Natalie Freeman (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) 5-7, 6-3, (10-7); Christine Kessel-Audrey Kessel (Charlotte Catholic) def. Claudia Steffey-Hope McIntosh (Gastonia Ashbrook) 6-4, 6-2;  Lauren Brooker-Caroline Smith (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Katie Gurley-Misty Edwards (Pikeville C.B. Aycock) 6-1, 6-0; JeNey Carrothers-Jasmine Carrothers (Charlotte Harding) def. Katie Rogers-Nikki Valley (Franklin) 6-3, 6-2; Andrea Bell-Savannah Herman (Franklin) def. Kelly Dulkoski-Hannah Shinn (Jesse Carson) 6-2,7-6(4); Rosheny Edathil-Sydney Brooks (Burlington Williams) def. Dana Kelly-Caley Bass (Nash Central) 6-3, 6-4; Heidi Swope-Casey Rowe (Weddington), bye; Danielle Cohen-Nicole Chang (East Chapel Hill) def. Brooke Barfield-Ashton Walker (Pikeville C.B. Aycock) 6-2, 6-3.  


Doubles--Quarterfinals
R. Price-K. Price (Nash Central) def. C. Kessel-A. Kessel (Charlotte Catholic) 6-4, 6-0;
Brooker-Smith (Cardinal Gibbons) def.  Je. Carrothers-Ja. Carrothers (Harding) 6-0, 6-1; Edathil-Brooks (Williams) def. Bell-Herman (Franklin) 6-2, 6-3;  Swope-Rowe (Weddington) def. Cohen-Chang (East Chapel Hill) 6-2, 6-2.


Doubles--Semifinals
Randi Price-Kaley Price (Nash Central) vs. Lauren Brooker-Caroline Smith (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)
Rosheny Edathil-Sydney Brooks (Burlington Williams) vs. Heidi Swope-Casey Rowe (Weddington),