Pairings Set For Semifinals In 3-A Men's Tennis

PAIRINGS SET FOR SATURDAY SEMIFINALS IN STATE 3-A MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS


BURLINGTON -- Two players who competed in the doubles championship a year ago advanced to the semifinals in singles competition on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.


Joey Hatala of Waxhaw Marvin Ridge and Matt Daly of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons won their first two matches in straight sets to advance to Saturday's semifinals, with Daly dropping only one game in four sets.


Hatala had teamed with Andrew Treske last year to win the 2010 doubles title, beating Daly and Chris Geaslen in the finals.


Hatala will face Western Alamance's Eric Greene in one semifinal while Daly takes on Charlotte Catholic's Kyle Johnson, who lost only three games in four sets on the opening day of play.


In doubles, the Cardinal Gibbons team of Geaslen and Killian Steer took a pair of easy wins and will face Owen Fike and Adam Glover of Southern Nash in the semifinals. The other pairing in the semifinals has Alex Southard and Logan Williams of Northern Guilford) going against Morris Porter and Tito Poplawski of Asheville.


The Asheville pair had to battle past Jarod Styres and Aaron Weber of Chapel Hill in a tough three-set match in the quarterfinals.


NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
3-A STATE MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
BURLINGTON TENNIS CENTER, BURLINGTON


Singles--First Round
Chas Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) def. Nic Brow (Franklin) 6-0, 6-0; Joey Hatala (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. John Dangerfield (Cameron Union Pines) 6-4, 6-1; Joonas Ilva (West Carteret) def. Chaney Barnes (Kings Mountain) 6-4, 6-1; Eric Greene (Western Alamance) def. Joel Brittain (West Rowan) 6-1, 6-1; Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Kevin Baker (Harrisburg Hickory Ridge) 6-0, 6-0; Turner Votipka (Nash Central) def. Brad Bowman (Hickory) 6-2, 6-3;  Kyle Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) def. Robert Kelly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) 6-0, 6-1; Nick James (Wilson Fike) def. Paul Hogan (Lenoir Hibriten) 6-1, 6-2


Singles--Quarterfinals
Hatala (Marvin Ridge) def. Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) 6-3, 6-3; Greene (Western Alamance) def. Ilva (West Carteret) 6-2, 6-4; Daly (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Votipka (Nash Central) 6-0. 6-1; Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) def. James (Fike) 6-2, 6-0.


Singles Semifinals --Saturday 9 am
Joey Hatala (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) vs. Eric Greene (Western Alamance)
Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) vs. Kyle Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) 


Doubles--First Round
Tim Lewandowski-Armondo Villarreal (Southern Nash) def. Brandon Kiser-Rudy Flint (Gastonia Forestview) 6-2, 6-0; Alex Southard-Logan Williams (Northern Guilford) def. Michael Dalton-Andrew Alvarado (Concord Jay Robinson) 6-1, 6-1; Morris Porter-Tito Poplawski (Asheville) def. Bryson Williams-Jonah Richardson (Northern Nash) 6-0, 6-0; Jarod Styres-Aaron Weber (Chapel Hill) def. Matthew Martinez-Zach Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) 6-4, 6-3; Chris Geaslen-Killian Steer (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Mason Croley-B.J. Beecher (Concord) 6-2, 6-0; Ron Arend-Justin Henry (Gastonia Forestview) def. Isaac Boota-Michael Bowman (Greenville D.H. Conley) 6-3, 6-2; Jack Harrison-Andrew Stephenson (Burlington Williams) def. Joey Schwartz-Steven Denny (Weddington) 6-2, 6-3;  Owen Fike-Adam Glover (Southern Nash) def. Sam Morgan-Adriaan van Gastel (Asheville) 6-4, 6-3.


Doubles--Quarterfinals
Southard-Williams (Northern Guilford) def. Lewandowski-Villarreal (Southern Nash) 7-5, 0-6, 6-3; Porter-Poplawski (Asheville) def. Styres-Weber (Chapel Hill) 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4; Geaslen-Steer (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Arend-Henry (Forestview) 6-0, 6-1; Fike-Glover (Southern Nash) def. Harrison-Stephenson (Williams) 7-5, 6-2.


Doubles Semifinals--Saturday 9 am
Alex Southard-Logan Williams (Northern Guilford) vs, Morris Porter-Tito Poplawski (Asheville)
Chris Geaslen-Killian Steer (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) vs, Owen Fike-Adam Glover (Southern Nash)