NCHSAA WOMEN’S DUAL TEAM TENNIS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES SLATED FOR SATURDAY
BURLINGTON – The 22nd annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championships in women’s dual team tennis will be held Saturday with four titles up for grabs at the Burlington Tennis Center.
The 3-A and 4-A state finals will start at ten o’clock Saturday morning with the 1-A and 2-A matches starting at 1 p.m. All eight finalists are conference champions who have advanced through four rounds of the playoffs and earned regional titles with victories on Wednesday.
In one of the openers, Charlotte Catholic (20-2) will take on Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (24-5) for the 3-A crown in a rematch of last year's title match. Catholic has won the last two 3-A women's dual team titles and is 9-0 in previous finals.
In the other 10 am match, Raleigh Broughton makes its third straight trip to the championships and NCHSAA-record 15th overall as the Caps (22-0) face Greensboro Grimsley (16-3).
Salisbury (19-1), the three-time defending 2-A champ and winners of seven previous dual team state championships, battles Hillsborough Cedar Ridge (21-2) in a 1 p.m. final. Salisbury is in the finals for the seventh straight time.
The 1-A championship is also a rematch of last year's final, sending Durham's unbeaten North Carolina School of Science and Math (18-0) against Mount Airy (25-1). NCSSM is 3-0 in previous women's dual team championships and is in the title match for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
22nd Annual Women’s Dual Team Tennis Championships
Burlington Tennis Center, Burlington
1-A championship: Durham North Carolina School of Science and Math (17-0) vs. Mount Airy (25-1), 1 pm
2-A championship: Hillsborough Cedar Ridge (21-2) vs. Salisbury (19-1), 1 pm
3-A championship: Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (24-5) vs. Charlotte Catholic (20-2), 10 am
4-A championship: Raleigh Broughton (22-0) vs. Greensboro Grimsley (16-3), 10 am