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MILLBROOK GETS PAST R. J. REYNOLDS FOR 4-A DUAL TEAM TENNIS CROWN; LAKE NORMAN, CARDINAL GIBBONS, MOUNT AIRY ALSO CAPTURE TITLES
BURLINGTON - Raleigh Millbrookís Quinn Carmean won both his singles and doubles matches Saturday afternoon to lift his team to a 5-3 victory over Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds in the 4-A championship in the 19th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state dual team tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.
Carmean, who was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the title match, won at number two singles and teamed with Sean Weber to take the top doubles point. The teams split the six singles matches, with two going to a tiebreaker after the players split sets.
Robbie Mudge of Reynolds, who won at number one and earned the state 4-A singles crown last weekend, finished the season with a perfect 29-0 individual mark.
Millbrook completed an unbeaten 22-0 season in winning its second dual team crown but first since 1999. Reynolds wound up 22-3 overall.
Lake Norman dealt Southern Nash its only dual team defeat of the season in the 3-A championship, rolling to a 5-0 victory by taking all the singles matches that were completed.
Andrew McKinnon, Lake Normanís number-one singles player who captured an easy 6-0, 6-1 victory over Julian Paulsen, was the match MVP.
Lake Norman won for the 20th time in 23 starts in taking its first NCHSAA dual team crown while Southern Nash, in the finals for the second consecutive year, ended 20-1.
In the 2-A championship match Saturday morning, Cardinal Gibbons won its fourth consecutive dual team state title and beat Newton-Conover for the third consecutive time in the final, this time 5-1.
Gibbons swept the first five singles matches in straight sets, with only Ryan Lampe breaking through at number six for Newton-Conover.
Jonathan Fedorkowicz, the number-one singles player for Gibbons, was named Most Valuable Player of the final. The Crusaders finished the year 25-2 while Newton-Conover ended at 20-2.
Mount Airy and Raleigh Charter battled in a marathon in the 1-A final, with a key performance by number-six singles player Alex Ilyasov lifting Mount Airy to a 5-4 victory
Ilyasov, who was named the 1-A MVP, took a team point in singles with a 12-10 tiebreaker victory after he split sets with Jack Blondin, and then teamed with Nathan Hagar to win at the third doubles.
Mount Airy, winning its third dual team title in the past five years, posted a 15-2 record while Raleigh Charter was 15-5.
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NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2009 MENíS DUAL TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Burlington Tennis Center
CLASS 1-A: Mount Airy 5, Raleigh Charter 4
Singles: John Schmitt (RC) def. Nicholas John 6-3, 6-1; Brooks Mayberry (MA) def.
Chris Laflam 2-6, 7-5, (10-7); Drew Chandler (RC) def. Chance Hall 6-3, 6-1; Jared Morris (RC) def. Matt Kessler 7-5, 6-4; Eric Belton (MA) def. Alex Dunham 6-2, 6-1; Alex Ilyasov (MA) def. Jack Blondin 6-7(5), 7-5, (12-10).
Doubles: Schmitt-Dunham (RC) def. John-Mayberry 10-6; Kessler-Belton (MA) def. Chandler-Morris 10-7; vs. Nathan Hagar-Ilyasov (MA) def. Laflam-Phillips 10-6.
CLASS 2-A: Cardinal Gibbons 5, Newton-Conover 1
Singles: Jonathan Fedorkowicz (CG) def. Won Lak Choi 6-1, 6-1;Chris Geaslen (CG) def. Will Huggins 6-1, 6-1; Matt Daly (CG) def. Hang Lak Choi 6-2, 6-2; Greg Galush (CG) def. Austin Adams 6-3, 7-5; Chris Betz (CG) def. John Reid 6-0, 6-0; Ryan Lampe (N-C) def. Andrew Rinderer 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles: not played.
CLASS 3-A: Lake Norman 5, Southern Nash 0
Singles: Andrew McKinnon (LN) def. Julian Paulsen 6-0, 6-1; Trey McKee (LN) def. Jordan Hagler 6-4, 6-2; Tim Johnson (LN) def. Isaac Arnold 6-2, 6-2; Adam Glover (SN) led Matt Dowell (LN) 7-6 (1), 2-4 when match halted with championship decided; Matt Crisp (LN) def. Will Matthews 6-1, 6-2; Drew Harmon (LN) def. Clay Matthews 6-4, 6-0.
Doubles: not played.
CLASS 4-A: Raleigh Millbrook 5, Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds 3
Singles: Robbie Mudge (RJR) def. Sean Weber 6-1, 6-4; Quinn Carmean (M) def. Dillon Segur 6-4, 4-6, (10-8); Parker Chang (RJR) def. Mike Allan 6-1, 6-7 (7), (10-7); Chad Hoskins (RJR) def. Jeff Cobb 6-3, 6-2;
Srini Iyengar (M) def. Max Swindle 6-2, 6-0; Tom Orban (M) def. Tommy Healy 7-6(4), 6-3.
Doubles: Weber-Q. Carmean (M) def. Mudge-Chang 10-7; Allan-Mickey Carmean (M) led Segur-Hoskins (RJR) 8-6 when match halted with championship decided; Cobb-Iyengar (M) def. Swindle-Healy 10-2.