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ADVANCE TO NCHSAA 4-A MEN’S TENNIS SEMIFINALS
CHAPEL HILL – A singles player and a doubles team from Fayetteville Terry Sanford advanced to the Saturday semifinals by winning a pair of matches each on Friday at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s tennis tournament championships at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
Ryan Noble swept both of his singles matches on Friday, losing only two games in four sets, and the doubles duo of Andrew Bock and Ryan Anderson also won a pair in straight sets.
Noble will face Jake Bowling of Morrisville Green Hope in one Saturday morning semifinal at nine o’clock while Chapel Hill’s Andrew Malizia will take on Landon Kinsey of Greensboro Page in the other singles semifinal. Noble was a member of the state championship doubles team with his brother Ryan in 2006.
The Terry Sanford duo of Andrew Bock and Ryan Anderson will face Brendan O’Connor and Ryan Forbes of Charlotte Ardrey Kell in doubles semifinal action, with the other match sending Apex’s Viking Edeback and Wesley Barrett against Connor Sherwood and Jon Roy of Greensboro Grimsley.
O’Connor and Forbes held on to oust Jack Parks and J.B. Weaver of Raleigh Broughton in a tough three-set quarterfinal match Friday afternoon.
The finals will take place on Saturday afternoon. Wendy’s and the Carolina Ford Dealers are presenting sponsors of the NCHSAA sports program
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCATION
2008 STATE 4-A MEN’S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ryan Noble (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Alfredo Henriques (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) 6-0, 6-1; Tim Bayus (East Chapel Hill def. Ryan Matthews (Northwest Guilford) 6-2, 6-4 ; Matt Oakes (Weddington) def. Gabriel Byrd (Fayetteville E.E. Smith) 6-3, 5-7, 6-0; Jake Bowling (Morrisville Green Hope) def. Patrick Cunningham (Winston-Salem Mount Tabor) 6-3, 6-2; Andrew Malizia (Chapel Hill) def. Anthony Lopez (Huntersville Hopewell) 6-1, 6-0; Merritt Trigg (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Daniel Gonzalez (Southeast Raleigh) 6-1, 6-0; Landon Kinsey (Greensboro Page) def. Sam Weissler (East Chapel Hill) 6-3, 6-1; Daniel Hall (Southern Pines Pinecrest) def. Chuck Kuang (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-3, 6-1.
Noble (Terry Sanford) def. Bayus (East Chapel Hill) 6-1, 6-0; Bowling (Green Hope) def. Oakes (Weddington) 6-3, 6-2; Malizia (Chapel Hill) def. Trigg (Myers Park) 6-1, 6-3; Kinsey (Page) def. Hall (Pinecrest) 6-3, 6-1.
Singles—Semifinals, Saturday 9 am
Ryan Noble (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) vs. Jake Bowling (Morrisville Green Hope)
Andrew Malizia (Chapel Hill) vs. Landon Kinsey (Greensboro Page)
Andrew Bock-Ryan Anderson (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Skylar Warren-Trey Peterson (Asheville A.C. Reynolds) 6-2, 6-3; Sean Weber-Jeff Cobb (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Alex Weber-Garrison Kinney (West Forsyth) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4; Brendan O’Connor-Ryan Forbes (Charlotte Audrey Kell) def. Bradley Thwaites-Michael Hieronymus (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 6-0, 6-0; Jack Parks-J.B. Weaver (Raleigh Broughton) def. Forrest Cannon-Gray Cannon (Concord Jay Robinson) 6-1, 6-1; Viking Edeback-Wesley Barrett (Apex) def. Mitch Wasson-Seshank Arimilli (Northwest Guilford) 6-1, 6-2; Peter Tonon-Mickey Worthington (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) def. Will Kent-Nick Garrett (Wilmington Hoggard) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2; Connor Sherwood-Jon Roy (Greensboro Grimsley) def. Pierce Hoover-Adam Flur (Northern Durham) 6-3, 6-2; Graham Battle-Steve Lake (Watauga) def. Dana Parziale-Will Davis (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 6-4, 6-0.
Bock-Anderson (Terry Sanford) def. Weber-Cobb (Millbrook) 6-2, 6-1; O’Connor-Forbes (Ardrey Kell) def. Parks-Weaver (Broughton) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4; Edeback/Barrett (Apex) def. Tonon-Worthington (Ardrey Kell) 6-2, 6-1; Sherwood-Roy (Grimsley) def. Battle-Lake (Watauga) 6-3, 6-1.
Doubles—Semifinals, Saturday 9 am
Andrew Bock-Ryan Anderson (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) vs. Brendan O’Connor-Ryan Forbes (Charlotte Ardrey Kell)
Viking Edeback-Wesley Barrett (Apex) vs. Connor Sherwood-Jon Roy (Greensboro Grimsley)