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SATURDAY PAIRINGS SET IN SINGLES AND DOUBLES FOR NCHSAA 1-A MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
CARY—Two conference rivals very familiar with one another will meet for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s tennis doubles championship on Saturday at the Cary Tennis Center.
A pair of Northwest 1-A Conference teams, Ethan Lyon and Houston Calloway of East Wilkes along with Nick John and Brooks Mayberry of Mount Airy, will meet on Saturday morning for the fifth time this season. Both duos won a pair of state tournament matches on Friday to advance to the state final.
The Mount Airy team has a 3-1 edge in previous matches this season, which included a pair of regular season matches, the Northwest Conference tournament and the West Regional last weekend.
Neither regional champion qualified for the state singles title, which will feature South Davidson’s Jan Ackermann against Albemarle’s Akash Dadlani. All of Friday’s singles matches, including wins by Dadlani and Ackermann after their first round opponents had defaulted, went the full three sets.
The singles final is set for the Cary Tennis Center at nine o’clock Saturday morning with the doubles championship to follow.
1A – Cary Tennis Center
Jan Ackermann (South Davidson) def. Jas Schmitt (Raleigh Charter) by default; Jordan Bailey (Hampstead Topsail) def. D.J. Horner (East Montgomery) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5; Blake Pleasants (Hampstead Topsail) def. Jason Duarte (Gastonia Highland Tech) 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4; Akash Dadlani (Albemarle) def. Andrew Guo (NC School of Science and Math) by default.
Ackermann (South Davidson) def. Bailey (Topsail) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1; Dadlani (Albemarle) def. Pleasants (Topsail) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
Jan Ackermann (South Davidson) vs. Akash Dadlani (Albemarle)
Peter Terrio-Robb Stover (Gastonia Highland Tech) def. Cole Caplan-Anupam Dalvi (NC School of Science and Math) 6-3, 6-4; Ethan Lyon–Houston Calloway (East Wilkes) def. Elliot Matthews–Bill Underwood (Hampstead Topsail) 6-2, 6-4; Nick John– Brooks Mayberry (Mount Airy) def. Cameron Donaldson-Buddy Womble (Bear Grass) 6-0, 6-1; Will Jackson–Keith Funkhouser (NC School of Science and Math) def. Evan Kirkland–Scott Davis (Hendersonville) 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (3).
Lyon-Calloway (East Wilkes) def. Terrio-Stove (Highland Tech) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3; John-Mayberry (Mount Airy) def. Jackson-Funkhouser (NCSSM) 6-4, 6-3.
Ethan Lyon-Houston Calloway (East Wilkes) vs. Nick John- Brooks Mayberry (Mount Airy)
2-A MEN’S TENNIS
CARDINAL GIBBONS PLACES TWO IN SINGLES, DOUBLES SEMIFINALS IN NCHSAA 2-A MEN’S TENNIS
CARY— Two of the four regional champions won both of their matches on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s tennis tournament championship at the Cary Tennis Center.
East Regional champ Taylor Sullivan of Kill Devil Hills First Flight and Mideast champ Matt Daly of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons each advanced to a Saturday morning semifinal, where they will face one another. Ethan Caudell of St. Pauls will take on another Cardinal Gibbons player, Greg Galush in the other singles semi Saturday morning at nine o’clock.
Caudell beat Huntley Nero of Lenoir Hibriten in straight sets in the quarterfinals after Nero had survived a three-hour, 45-minute three-set marathon, ousting West Regional titlist Ryan Poage of Shelby 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-3.
Two Gibbons doubles teams also moved into semifinal action. Jonathan Fedorkowicz and Chris Geaslen will take on Newton-Conover’s Won Lak Choi and Hang Lak Choi, while teammates Chris Betz and Tom Ayers face Seth Edwards and Cory Carter of Morganton Patton. Fedorkowicz has been a part of the state champion doubles team the past two years, pairing with Ryan Daly.
The Patton team beat Jerry Newburg and Nick Gardner of Hillsborough Cedar Ridge in straight sets in the quarterfinals, after the Cedar Ridge pair had won their opening match in a record fashion—all three sets going to tiebreakers.
The championship matches will follow the semifinals on Saturday.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2009 STATE 2-A MEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday's Results, Cary Tennis Center
2A – Cary Tennis Center
Taylor Sullivan (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) def. Eric Simmons (Greene Central) 6-3, 6-2; Landon Rogers (Ledford) def. Corey Campbell (Boonville Starmount) 6-4, 6-2; Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Lucas Ford (South Columbus) 6-2, 6-0; Andrew Smith (West Stanly) def. Glenn Palmer (Brevard) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; Huntley Nero (Lenoir Hibriten) def. Ryan Poage (Shelby) 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-3; Ethan Caudell (St. Pauls) def. Tyler Allen (Durham School of Arts) 6-4, 6-0; Steven Page (Salisbury) def. Chase Smith (Ashe County) 6-0, 6-1; Greg Galosh (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Nolan Outlaw (East Duplin) 6-3, 6-1.
Sullivan (First Flight) def. Rogers (Ledford) 6-0, 6-0; Daly (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Smith (West Stanly) 6-0, 6-3; Caudill (St. Paul’s) def. Nero (Hibriten) 6-3, 6-1; Galush (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Page (Salisbury) 6-3, 6-2.
Taylor Sullivan (First Flight) vs. Matt Daly (Cardinal Gibbons)
Ethan Caudell (St. Pauls) vs. Greg Galush (Cardinal Gibbons)
Tommy Taylor–James Chase (Kill Devils Hills First Flight) def. Colby Chase– Andrew Harrison (Greene Central) 6-1, 6-1; Won Lak Choi–Hang Lak Choi (Newton-Conover) def. Andrew Dixon-Ben Cheaney (Shelby) 6-4, 6-2; Jonathan Fedorkowicz– Chris Geaslen (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Zachary Williams-JD Hughes (Whiteville) 6-0, 6-0; Justin Miller – Charlie Jordan (Lexington) def. Eric Wehmueller– Chris Carter (Shelby) 6-2, 6-2; Stefan Cazzonelli–Guy Tracy (Black Mountain C.D. Owen) def. Will Huggins–Austin Adams (Newton-Conover) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3; Chris Betz– Tom Ayers (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Phillip Atkinson – Nick Alfano (Newport Croatan) 6-1, 6-0; Seth Edwards-Cory Carter (Morganton Patton) def. Collin Greer-John Johnson (Wilkes Central) 6-2, 6-1; Jerry Newburg-Nick Gardner (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge) def. Tyson Lane-Blake Lanier (East Duplin) 7-6 (4), 6-7 (0), 7-6 (3).
Choi-Choi (Newton-Conover) def. Taylor-Chase (First Flight) 7-5, 6-2; Fedorkowicz-Geaslen (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Miller-Jordan (Lexington) 6-2, 6-1; Betz-Ayers (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Cazzonelli-Tracy (Charles D. Owen) 6-0,6-3; Edwards-Carter (Patton) def. Newburg-Gardner (Cedar Ridge) 6-3, 6-4.
Won Lak Choi-Hang Lak Choi (Newton-Conover) vs. Jonathan Fedorkowicz-Chris Geaslen (Cardinal Gibbons)
Chris Betz-Tom Ayers (Cardinal Gibbons) vs. Seth Edwards-Cory Carter (Patton)
3-A MEN’S TENNIS
LAKE NORMAN PLAYERS ADVANCE TO NCHSAA STATE 3-A SINGLES SEMIFINALS
BURLINGTON—A pair of Lake Norman High School singles players won both their matches on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A tennis tournament championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.
Trey McKee and Andrew McKinnon won both of their matches in straight sets to move into Saturday semifinals. McKee will face Nick James of Wilson Fike while McKinnon battles Charlotte Catholic’s Kyle Johnson.
Two Catholic doubles teams advanced and the teammates will face one another in the semifinals when Nick Bursch and Matt Sandberg play Sean Huber and Jordan Klochany. The other morning semi puts Statesville’s Tripp Hawkins and Parks Thompson against Andrew Treske and Andrew Baird of Waxhaw Marvin Ridge.
Play will start at nine o’clock Saturday morning with the championships to follow.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2009 STATE 3-A MEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday’s Results—Burlington Tennis Center
3A – Burlington Tennis Center
Nick James (Wilson Fike) def. Will Fondrie (Cameron Union Pines) 6-4, 6-2; Justin Min (North Buncombe) def. Joey Hatala (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) 6-1, 6-4; Jason Hull (Western Guilford) def. Blake Vail (Pikeville Charles B. Aycock) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1; Trey McKee (Lake Norman) def. Cameron Smith (Jamestown Ragsdale) 7-5, 6-1; Andrew McKinnon (Lake Norman) def. Brad MacDonald (Jamestown Ragsdale) 6-0, 6-1; Jared Bryant (Western Alamance) def. Alex Durham (Rocky Mount) 6-0, 6-7(2), 7-6 (3); Kyle Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) def. Justin Dizon (Fred T. Foard) 6-3, 6-1; Russell Turner (Eastern Wayne) def. Dillon Rice (Cameron Union Pines) 7-5, 6-3.
James (Fike) def. Min (North Buncombe) 6-2, 6-4; McKee (Lake Norman) def. Hull (Western Guilford) 6-2, 6-3; McKinnon (Lake Norman) def. Bryant (Western Alamance) 6-0, 6-3; Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) def. Turner (Eastern Wayne) 6-0, 6-1.
Nick James (Wilson Fike) vs. Trey McKee (Lake Norman)
Andrew McKinnon (Lake Norman) vs. Kyle Johnson (Charlotte Catholic)
Julian Paulsen–Jordan Hagler (Southern Nash) def. Jake Waits–Jay O’Conner (Cameron Union Pines) 6-1, 6-0; Nick Bursch–Matt Sandberg (Charlotte Catholic) def. Tito Poplawski–Morris Porter (Asheville) 7-6 (4), 6-4; Ethan Brooks–Ross Powell (Burlington Williams) def. Ross Bradley–Kayshap Kaul (Rocky Mount) 6-1, 6-1; Sean Huber–Jordan Klochany (Charlotte Catholic) def. Neil Trimble–Marshall Horsman (Mooresville) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3;Tripp Hawkins–Parks Thompson (Statesville) def. Brandon Burchfield–Will Propst (Concord) 6-0, 6-1; Greg Patterson–Rejiv Dinakaran (Western Alamance) def. Jordan Westbrook– Woody Hines (Winterville South Central) 6-1, 6-2;
Andrew Treske–Andrew Baird (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Tim Johnson–Matt Dowell (Lake Norman) 6-2, 6-1; Alex Southard–Logan Williams (Northern Guilford) def. Addison Westbrook–Ben Nichols (Pikeville Charles B. Aycock) 6-2, 6-1.
Bursch-Sandberg (Charlotte Catholic) def. Paulsen-Hagler (Southern Nash) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4; Huber-Klochany (Charlotte Catholic) def. Brooks-Powell (Williams) 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-4; Hawkins-Thompson (Statesville) def. Patterson-Dinakaran (Western Alamance) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3; Treske-Bird (Marvin Ridge) def. Southard0Williams (Northern Guilford) 6-3 6-0.
Nick Bursch–Matt Sandberg (Charlotte Catholic) vs. Sean Huber–Jordan Klochany (Charlotte Catholic)
Tripp Hawkins–Parks Thompson (Statesville) vs. Andrew Treske–Andrew Baird (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge)
4-A MEN’S TENNIS
QUALIFIERS FROM EIGHT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS MOVE INTO STATE 4-A MEN’S TENNIS SEMIFINALS
CHAPEL HILL – Qualifiers from eight different schools advanced to semifinal action after Friday’s opening day of play in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s tennis tournament championships at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center at the University of North Carolina.
Jake Bowling of Cary Green Hope will face Winston-Salem Mount Tabor’s Tomas Debinski in one Saturday morning singles semifinal while Robbie Mudge of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds takes on Roman Cacha of Raleigh Athens Drive. Cacha dropped only five games in the four sets he played on Friday.
In doubles, three of the four teams advancing to the semifinals qualified out of the Mideast Regional, with the only exception the East champion pair of Ryan Noble and Andrew Bock of Fayetteville Terry Sanford. The Terry Sanford team will play Sean Weber and Quinn Carmean of Raleigh Millbrook in one semifinal while Northern Durham’s Pierce Hoover and Adam Flur will battle East Chapel Hill’s Michael Goldstein and Peter McDonald.
Noble won the singles title a year ago while Bock played with Ryan Anderson on a doubles team that finished as state runner-up.
Action is set to begin at 9:30 on Saturday morning.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2009 STATE 4-A MEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday’s Results-- Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, University of North Carolina
James Coxe (Raleigh Broughton) def. Dana Parziale (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-4; Tomas Debinski (Winston-Salem Mount Tabor) def. Will Goldberg (Charlotte Providence) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3; Jake Bowling (Cary Green Hope) def. Jackson Morton (Wilmington Ashley) 6-0, 6-1; Jim Fan (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Jimmy Roueche (Greensboro Grimsley) 6-7(4), 7-6(8), 6-1; Steve Lake (Watauga) def. Matt Alexander (Huntersville Hopewell) 6-1, 6-2; Roman Cacha (Raleigh Athens Drive) def. Phillip Bonner (Hoggard) 6-0, 6-0; Robbie Mudge (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds def. Michael Smith (Watauga) 6-0, 6-1; Phil Faulkner (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Julian Walker (Southeast Raleigh) 6-2, 6-1.
Debinski (Mount Tabor) def. Coxe (Broughton) 6-1, 4-1, retired with injury; Bowling (Green Hope) def. Fan (Myers Park) 6-2, 6-3; Cacha (Athens Drive) def. Lake (Watauga) 6-2, 6-3; Mudge (R.J. Reynolds) def. Faulkner (Wakefield) 7-5, 5-4, retired with injury.
Tomas Debinski (Winston-Salem Mount Tabor) vs. Jake Bowling (Cary Green Hope)
Roman Cacha (Raleigh Athens Drive) vs. Robbie Mudge (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds)
Ryan Noble–Andrew Bock (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Michael Allan–Mickey Carmean (Raleigh Milbrook) 6-4, 6-1; Dallas Croom–Matt Oakes (Weddington) def. Garrison Kinney–Josh Swindler (West Forsyth) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1; Sean Weber–Quinn Carmean (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Jackson Fambrough–Colin Neal (Holly Springs) 6-2, 6-0; Stephen Woodall–Patrick McKinney (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Harrison Holbrook–Wade Thiel (Greensboro Page) 6-3, 6-4; Peter Tonon–Ryan Forbes (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) def. Forrest Cannon–Josh Mosakowski (Concord Jay Robinson) 6-2, 6-2;
Pierce Hoover–Adam Flur (Northern Durham) def. Will Kent–Will Visser (Wilmington Hoggard) 6-1, 6-1; Landon Kinsey–Austin Ansari (Greensboro Page) def. Kevin Ashline–Brian Geldmeier (Watauga) 7-6(4), 6-1; Michael Goldstein – Peter McDonald (East Chapel Hill) def. David Leder – Sammy Kohl (Wilmington New Hanover) 6-0, 6-7 (8), 6-4.
Noble-Bock (Terry Sanford) def. Croom-Oakes (Weddington) 6-3, 6-2; Weber-Carmean (Millbrook) def. Woodall-McKinney (Myers Park) 6-1, 6-0; Hoover-Flur (Northern Durham) def. Tonon-Forbes (Ardrey Kell) 6-3, 6-0; Goldstein-McDonald (East Chapel Hill) def. Kinsey-Ansari (Page) 6-3, 6-2.
Ryan Noble–Andrew Bock (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) vs. Sean Weber–Quinn Carmean (Raleigh Millbrook)
Pierce Hoover–Adam Flur (Northern Durham) vs. Michael Goldstein – Peter McDonald (East Chapel Hill)