NCHSAA 2-A MEN'S TENNIS
BREVARD'S LOVETT WINS SINGLES TITLE,
NEWTON-CONOVER PAIR TAKES DOUBLES
CARY— Korey Lovett of Brevard captured the singles title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men's tennis championships on Saturday at the Cary Tennis Center.
Lovett downed South Iredell's Patrick Hensley in straight set fashion, 6-3, 6-4, in the title match. Lovett had defeated Jordan Bailey of Hampstead Topsail in the morning semifinals while Hensley was ousting Salisbury's Steven Page in a tough three-setter, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.
Lovett swept all four of his matches in the state tournament in straight sets.
The Newton-Conover team of Hang Lak Choi and Ryan Lampe won the doubles championship, defeating the Shelby pair of Ray Webb Parker and Ben Cheaney by 6-3, 7-5. The Shelby team had beaten another Newton-Conover twosome, Austin Adams and John Tate, in a three-set Saturday morning semifinal, rallying to win 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.
In an interesting twist, both Choi and Lampe played in the doubles final a year ago when it was an all-Newton-Conover championship. Choi and Will Huggins teamed to beat Lampe and Dillon Cervantez in the 2010 final.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2-A STATE MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
CARY TENNIS CENTER
Korey Lovett (Brevard) def. Jordan Bailey (Hampstead Topsail) 6-1, 6-2; Patrick Hensley (South Iredell) def. Steven Page (Salisbury) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.
Lovett (Brevard) def. Hensley (South Iredell) 6-3, 6-4.
Hang Lak Choi-Ryan Lampe (Newton-Conover) def. Evan Day-Jesse Massucco (Wilkes Central) 6-1, 6-3; Ray Webb Parker-Ben Cheaney (Shelby) def. Austin Adams-John Tate (Newton-Conover) 3-6. 6-3,7-5.
Choi-Lampe (Newton-Conover) def. Parker-Cheaney (Shelby) 6-3, 7-5.