Freshman Templeton Of Page Wins 4-A Singles Title

NCHSAA 4-A WOMEN'S TENNIS

FRESHMAN TEMPLETON WINS 4-A WOMEN'S SINGLES TITLE

RALEIGH — Freshman Hannah Templeton of Greensboro Page made her initial trip to the state championship successful by taking the singles crown in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women's tennis tournament championships on Saturday at the J.W. Isenhour Indoor Tennis Center at N.C. State.

Templeton upended Wilmington Hoggard's McKayla Zupan 6-1 6-4 to take the title after winning her morning semifinal in straight sets.

Defending state 4-A doubles champs Katie Kane and Maggie Kane of Raleigh Broughton fell in the title match to the Greensboro Grimsley pair of Clare Cox and Roxanne Henshall. Cox and Henshall prevailed 7-6(3), 6-4.

Kane and Kane had won their morning semifinal easily over Kindell Schmitt and Jessica Davis of West Forsyth, losing only one game in the process, while the Grimsley team eliminated the Raleigh Broughton duo of Asha Iyengar and Kelsey Boole 6-3, 6-2.

Friday's play was at the Millbrook Exchange Park, but overnight heavy rain moved Saturday's semifinals and finals indoors at North Carolina State University.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

4-A CHAMPIONSHIPS—J.W. ISENHOUR INDOOR TENNIS CENTER

SATURDAY'S RESULTS

Singles—Semfinals

McKayla Zupan (Wilmington Hoggard) def. Sarah King (Ralelgh Broughton) 1-6,7-6(4), 6-2; Hannah Templeton (Greensboro Page) def, Marisa Pereira (Fayetteville Jack Britt) 6-1, 6-3.

Singles—Championship

Templeton (Page) def. Zupan (Hoggard) 6-1, 6-4.

Doubles—Semifinals

Katie Kane-Maggie Kane (Raleigh Broughton) def. Kindell Schmitt-Jessica Davis (West Forsyth) 6-0, 6-1; Clare Cox-Roxanne Henshall (Greensboro Grimsley) def. Asha Iyengar-Kelsey Boole (Raleigh Broughton) 6-3,6-1.

Doubles—Championship

Cox-Henshall (Grimsley) def. K. Kane-M. Kane (Broughton) 7-6 (3), 6-4.