Salisbury Duo Wins Doubles, Karas Takes 2-A Women's Singles

NCHSAA 2-A WOMEN'S TENNIS

KARAS WINS SINGLES CROWN, SALISBURY PAIR TAKES 2-A DOUBLES

RALEIGH — Kalli Karas of Waxhaw Cuthbertson won the singles championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women's tennis tournament championships on Saturday morning at the J.W. Isenhour Indoor Tennis Center at North Carolina State.

Karas defeated Katelyn Storey of Salisbury, the 2010 state runner-up, in straight sets by 6-3, 6-4 to earn the title. Both had won three rounds on Friday.

Karas had been part of the 2-A state championship doubles team in both 2009 and 2010.

The Salisbury duo of Joy Loeblein and Erika Nelson took the doubles crown, beating Anna Kankanala and Hanna Marion of Hillsborough Cedar Ridge by 7-5, 6-2. The Salisbury pair was the runner-up team last year.

Almost all of the matches in the tournament were played at the Cary Tennis Center, although a persistent rain moved the last two matches of the first day and the finals from the outdoor courts to the indoor courts at North Carolina State University. 

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

STATE TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

2-A CHAMPIONSHIPS—SATURDAY'S RESULTS

Singles—Championship

Kalli Karas (Waxhaw Cuthbertson) def. Katelyn Story (Salisbury) 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles—Championship

Joy Loeblein-Erika Nelson (Salisbury) def. Anna Kankanala-Hannah Marion (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge) 7-5, 6-2.