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3A Individual Men’s Tennis Championships finish: Marvin Ridge sweeps singles & doubles

3A Individual Men’s Tennis Championships finish: Marvin Ridge sweeps singles & doubles

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 3A Individual Men’s Tennis Championships concluded with Marvin Ridge taking home the hardware in both singles and doubles play. George Lovitt captured the singles title while his teammates John Hatala and Avanish Madhavaram won the doubles.

Lovitt played impressively all weekend, never dropping a set in four tournament matches. He beat Zach Theodossiou from Asheville in a pair of 6-1 sets in the semifinals and advance to the championship round. Lovitt then faced Henry Lieberman from Terry Sanford in the final and cruised to a straight sets victory, 6-3 and 6-0. Lovitt dominated over the weekend, only losing 9 games in the four round tournament.

Lovitt’s teammates from Marvin Ridge, Hatala and Madhavaram, were equally impressive opening the day with a semifinal win over Holden Ballard and Destin Newfont of North Buncombe 6-2 and 6-0. The pair then took out Weddington duo William Hatt and Nicholas Ulehla 6-4 and 6-3 to clinch the title.

 

3A Tennis Singles

at Burlington Tennis Center

First Round

Dylan Betancourt (Cleveland) def. Brandon Caldwell (North Forsyth) 6-1, 6-1

Zach Theodossiou (Asheville) def. Joseph McPherson (Eastern Alamance) 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 7-5

George Lovitt (Marvin Ridge) def. James Brennan (Swansboro) 6-0, 6-0

Mark Fujino (Northern Guilford) def. Tanner Wike (Pisgah) 6-2, 6-2

Henry Lieberman (Terry Sanford) def. Jake Ugolini (St. Stephens) 6-1, 6-1

Austin Schepel (Cuthbertson) def. Sunny Sandhu (Fike) 6-1, 6-0

Charlie Schuls (Forestview) def. David Mirzoyan (Chapel Hill) 6-1, 6-0

Nolan Martino (Jay M. Robinson) def. Hudson Smith (Topsail) 6-1, 6-2

Second Round

Zach Theodossiou (Asheville) def. Dylan Betancourt (Cleveland) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

George Lovitt (Marvin Ridge) def. Mark Fujino (Northern Guilford) 6-2, 6-2

Henry Lieberman (Terry Sanford) def. Austin Schepel (Cuthbertson) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

Charlie Schuls (Forestview) def. Nolan Martino (Jay M. Robinson) 7-5, 6-0

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Semifinals

at Burlington Tennis Center

George Lovitt (Marvin Ridge) def. Zach Theodossiou (Asheville) 6-1, 6-1

Henry Lieberman (Terry Sanford) def. Charlie Schuls (Forestview) 6-2, 6-3

Championship

George Lovitt (Marvin Ridge) def. Henry Lieberman (Terry Sanford) 6-3, 6-0

 

3A Tennis Doubles

at Burlington Tennis Center

First Round

Liam Florian & Chris Graveline (Marvin Ridge) def. Tyler Brice & George Shannon (Rocky Mount) 6-2, 7-5

Holden Ballard & Destin Newfont (North Buncombe) def. Jared Weber & Jerry Cai (Chapel Hill) 6-4, 6-1

John Hatala & Avanish Madhavaram (Marvin Ridge) def. Grayson Adams & Brady Best (Corinth Holders) 6-0, 6-0

William Einfalt & Edgar Ellis (Hickory) def. Jacob Blackman & Andrew Zahran (Terry Sanford) 6-3, 6-1

Will Hart & Ben Williams (Union Pines) def. Jake Braswell & Levy Young (Hibriten) 6-1, 6-3

Jon-Anthony Thomas & Eric Whisnant (Western Guilford) def. John Gilarmis & Michael Anders (Fike) 6-1, 6-0

Henry Kelso & Meade Olsen (Asheville) def. Colby Wilson & Will Buisson (Northern Guilford) 6-0, 6-3

William Hatt & Nicholas Ulehla (Weddington) def. Aaron Pennock & Alex Lewis (West Carteret) 6-0, 6-0

Second Round

Holden Ballard & Destin Newfont (North Buncombe) def. Liam Florian & Chris Graveline (Marvin Ridge) 6-4, 6-4

John Hatala & Avanish Madhavaram (Marvin Ridge) def. William Einfalt & Edgar Ellis (Hickory) 6-4, 6-0

Will Hart & Ben Williams (Union Pines) def. Jon-Anthony Thomas & Eric Whisnant (Western Guilford) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

William Hatt & Nicholas Ulehla (Weddington) def. Henry Kelso & Meade Olsen (Asheville) 6-2, 6-3

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Semifinals

at Burlington Tennis Center

John Hatala & Avanish Madhavaram (Marvin Ridge) def. Holden Ballard & Destin Newfont (North Buncombe) 6-2, 6-0

William Hatt & Nicholas Ulehla (Weddington) def. Will Hart & Ben Williams (Union Pines) 6-2, 7-5

Championship

John Hatala & Avanish Madhavaram (Marvin Ridge) def. William Hatt & Nicholas Ulehla (Weddington) 6-4, 6-3