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APEX -- Last year's runner-up, Lori Wang of Raleigh Charter, has advanced to the singles final after Friday's opening day of play in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A women's tennis tournament championships at Middle Creek High School.
Wang will face Mount Airy's Jordan Jackson in the state title match after they each won a pair of matches in straight sets on Friday and both lost only four games in the process.
In doubles, East Montgomery's Delana Hinson and Samantha Kellis will take on Nelessa Lewis and Janice Wong of Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Math in the finals. Both advanced with two straight set victories on Friday.
The doubles final will begin upon conclusion of the singles championship, which starts at nine o'clock Saturday morning.
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NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2010 STATE 1-A WOMEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Middle Creek High School, Apex--Friday's Results
Lori Wang (Raleigh Charter) def. Katy Jones (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) 6-2, 6-0; Merry Kessler (Mount Airy) def. Krissy O'Brien (Lejeune) 6-3, 6-3; Jordan Jackson (Mount Airy) def. Stormy Jacobs (East Columbus) 6-0, 6-0; Alice Huang (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) def. Ashlyn Reece (Elkin) 6-4, 6-1.
Wang (Raleigh Charter) def. Kessler (Mount Airy) 6-1, 6-1; Jackson (Mount Airy) def. Huang (NCSSM) 6-3, 6-1.
SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP: Saturday, 9 am
Lori Wang (Raleigh Charter) vs. Jordan Jackson (Mount Airy)
Nelessa Lewis-Janice Wong (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) def. Emma White-Sarah Gwyn (Elkin) 6-3, 6-2; Elizabeth Dinkins-Jade Hughes (Mount Airy) def. Kellen Edwards-Carson Peele (Williamston Riverside) 6-0, 6-1; Delana Hinson-Samantha Kellis (East Montgomery) def. Rafailia Vogiatzis-Lindsay Williams (Williamston Riverside) 6-0, 6-0; Haley Pack-Cana Rierson (North Stokes) def. Sarah Choa-Sarah Parsons (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) 6-2, 6-4.
Lewis-Wong (NCSSM) def. Dinkins-Hughes (Mount Airy) 6-2, 6-0; Hinson-Kellis (East Montgomery) def. Pack-Rierson (North Stokes) 6-2, 6-4.