Championship Summaries: NCHSAA State Women's Tennis

2013 1-A WOMEN’S TENNIS

GRAY STONE DOUBLES TEAM WINS TITLE FOR 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR; COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF DAVIDSON’S MUDGE TAKES SINGLES

CARY—Courtney Mudge of Community School of Davidson defeated teammate Marisa Deininger for the singles championship on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A women's tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.

Mudge took the title in two tough sets by 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2). She won a pair of matches on Friday, taking three of those four sets at love.

The doubles final was a rematch of last year’s championship and the Misenheimer Gray Stone Day team of Libby Fowler and Brooke Herlocker made it two straight state titles.  The Gray Stone Day pair rallied to beat Mount Airy’s Davie Barbour and Haley Thomas, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.

       Fowler and Herlocker won last year’s state final by a score of 6-1, 6-0, but Barbour and Thomas topped the Gray Stone team in last week’s regional championship, 6-3, 6-3.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2013 STATE 1-A WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cary Tennis Center, Cary

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Singles—Championship

Courtney Mudge (Community School of Davidson) def. Marisa Deininger (Community School of Davidson) 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2).

Doubles—Championship

Libby Fowler-Brooke Herlocker (Misenheimer Gray Stone Day) def. Davi Barbour-Haley Thomas (Mount Airy) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.

2013 NCHSAA STATE 2-A WOMEN'S TENNIS

BANDYS SINGLES PLAYER TAKES CHAMPIONSHIP;SALISBURY DUO DOWNS DEFENDING DOUBLES CHAMPS

       CARY— Cassidy Shell of Catawba Bandys earned the singles championship on Saturday afternoon in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women's tennis tournament at the Cary Tennis Center.

 Shell defeated Nancy Bridges of Shelby 6-2, 6-0 in the title match. Shell had beaten Anni Neiss of Franklin in the semifinals while Bridges outlasted Hannah Archer of Lake Norman Charter in three sets.

The Salisbury doubles team of Alexandra Drye and Madeline Hoskins took the state championship by beating the defending champs, Taylor Snowden and Emma McLeod, in the final.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2013 2-A WOMEN'S STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cary Tennis Center, Cary

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Singles—Semifinals

  Cassidy Shell (Catawba Bandys) def. Anni Neiss (Franklin) 6-1, 6-2; Nancy Bridges (Shelby) def. Hannah Archer (Lake Norman Charter) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Singles—Championship

Shell (Bandys) def. Bridges (Shelby) 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles—Semifinals

Taylor Snowdon-Emma McLeod (Brevard) def. Kayla Honeycutt-Anna Flynn (Salisbury) 6-3, 6-4;Alexandra Drye-Madeline Hoskins (Salisbury) def. Danielle Sawyer-Olivia Shaheen (Carrboro) 6-0. 6-1.

Doubles—Championship

Drye-Hoskins (Salisbury) def. Snowdon-McLeod (Brevard) 6-1, 6-2.

 

2013 NCHSAA 3-A WOMEN’S TENNIS

ALL-CARDINAL GIBBONS FINAL IN NCHSAA 3-A DOUBLES;SWOPE OF WEDDINGTON TAKES SINGLES CROWN

BURLINGTON— It was an all-Cardinal Gibbons championship in doubles onSaturday afternoon in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women's tennis tournament at the Burlington Tennis Center.

The doubles team of Devin Knors and Lizzie Galush downed teammates Natalie Freeman and Summer Jacobs in straight 6-3 sets to win the title.

Heidi Swope of Weddington captured the singles title, defeating Sarah Jiang of Concord Cox Mill 6-3, 6-0 in the championship.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2013 WOMEN'S 3-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Burlington Tennis Center, Burlington

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Singles—Semifinals

Sarah Jiang (Concord Cox Mill) def. Adrienne Haynes (Asheville) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1; Heidi Swope (Weddington) def. Helen Zhang (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) 6-2, 6-1.

Singles—Championship

Swope (Weddington) def. Jiang (Cox Mill) 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles—Semifinals

Natalie Freeman-Summer Jacobs (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Claire Lieberman-Huda McGraw (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(3); Devin Knors–Lizzie Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Chandler Brice-Tanner Brice (Rocky Mount) 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles—Championship

Knors-Galush (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Freeman-Jacobs (Cardinal Gibbons) 6-3, 6-3.

2013 NCHSAA STATE 4-A WOMEN’S TENNIS

WAKEFIELD’S BOYDEN WINS 4-A SINGLES CROWN;PANTHER CREEK PAIR SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS DOUBLES TITLE

RALEIGH— Raleigh Wakefield’s Suzanne Boyden stopped the bid by Maggie Kane of Raleigh Broughton to win a second consecutive singles state title Saturday afternoon in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A women's tennis tournament at the Millbrook Exchange Park.

Boyden, a sophomore, defeated Kane by 7-5, 6-2, dramatically rallying from 5-0 down in the first set. Boyden had beaten Kane earlier in the Cap Eight tournament finals and then defeated her in last week’s regionals.

In doubles, the Cary Panther Creek pair of Sammi Smith and Jordan Strickland , both sophomores, won the state title for the second straight year. Strickland and Smith defeated Jamie Rogers and Hannah Jabusch of Cary in a tough three-set match, outlasting their nearby rivals 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.

Seven of the eight qualifiers to Saturday’s semifinals, from six different schools, were from Wake County, including all four doubles teams.  Chelsea Sawyer of West Forsyth was the only non-Wake County participant left in the tournament on Saturday.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2013 4-A WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Singles—Semifinals

Maggie Kane (Raleigh Broughton) def. Bailey Edwards (Holly Springs) 6-2, 6-3; Suzanne Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Chelsea Sawyer (West Forsyth) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Singles—Championship

Boyden (Wakefield) def. Kane (Broughton) 7-5, 6-2.

Doubles—Semifinals

Jamie Rogers-Hannah Jabusch (Cary) def. Lauren McCorquodale-Savannah Taranto (Raleigh Millbrook) 6-3, 6-1; Sammi Smith-Jordan Strickland (Cary Panther Creek) def. Adrienne Overcash-Alison Austin (Raleigh Broughton) 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles—Championship

Smith-Strickland (Panther Creek) def. Rogers-Jabusch (Cary) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.