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First Day Of NCHSAA Men’s Tennis Championships Complete

NCHSAA 4-A MEN’S TENNIS

ROBERTS, ANSARI IMPRESSIVE IN SINGLES IN NCHSAA STATE 4-A MEN’S TENNIS

       RALEIGH—  Mike Roberts of Charlotte Ardrey Kell and Austin Ansari of Greensboro Page each recorded two impressive wins Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s tennis championships at Millbrook Exchange Park.

       Roberts and Ansari will now meet in the semifinals. Roberts lost only two games in four sets and took three sets at love while Ansari was losing only three games in four sets.

       The other singles semifinals will send Cary Green Hope’s Kelly Patch against Graham Duncan of Apex.

       In doubles, a couple of players with state championship match experience will meet in semifinal action. Chris Mahan and Sean Carmean of Raleigh Millbrook will battle the Winston-Salem Reynolds duo of Chad Hoskins and Paul Yamane.

       Carmean was paired with brother Quinn last year as the Millbrook team beat Yamane and Jack Riazzi in the 4-A doubles final.

       The other doubles semifinal will feature Will Albright and Graham Pearson of Greensboro Grimsley against Bo Boyden and Jensen Martin of Raleigh Wakefield.

       Eight different schools will be represented in the Saturday semifinals, which are scheduled for Saturday morning at nine o’clock.

                        

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

4-A STATE MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Millbrook Exchange Park, CONTACT _Con-3F785A58E0 Raleigh

SINGLES—FIRST ROUND

Kelly Patch (Cary Green Hope) def. A.J. Stilwell (Wilmington Laney) 6-3, 7-6(2); Jim Fan (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) def. Scott Gallimore (Davie County) 6-2, 7-5;  Graham Duncan (Apex) def. Josiah Boda (Scotland) 6-1, 6-0; Michael Smith (Watauga) def. Warren Bryan (Greensboro Page) 6-2, 6-3; Mike Roberts (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) def. Matt Tutton (High Point Central) 6-0, 6-0; Alex Gaines (Wilmington New Hanover) def. Tyler Pyle (Durham Jordan) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3; Austin Ansari (Greensboro Page) def. Jake Combs (Mooresville) 6-1, 6-0; Grey Hamilton (Southern Pines Pinecrest) def. Matt Stachowiak (Apex Middle Creek) 6-3, 6-0.

SINGLES—QUARTERFINALS

       Patch (Green Hope) def. Fann (Ardrey Kell) 6-3, 6-3; Duncan (Apex) def. Smith  (Watauga) 7-5, 6-2; Roberts (Ardrey Kell) def. Gaines (New Hanover) 6-0, 6-2; Ansari (Page) def. Hamilton (Pinecrest) 6-1, 6-1.

SINGLES—SEMIFINALS, Saturday 9 am

Kelly Patch (Cary Green Hope) vs. Graham Duncan (Apex)

Mike Roberts (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) vs. Austin Ansari (Greensboro Page)

DOUBLES—FIRST ROUND

Brad Meir-Ricky Meir (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Noah Milliken-Matt Johnson (Wilmington Hoggard) 6-4, 6-2; Will Albright-Graham Pearson (Greensboro Grimsley) def. Ryan Wydra-Collin Black (W.A. Hough) 6-1, 6-3;Bo Boyden-Jensen Martin (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Jordan Frazier-Stephen Gay (Greenville Rose) 6-0, 6-3;Mitchell Lewis-Ben Stern (Greensboro Grimsley) def. Karthik Arunkmar-Thomas King (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) 6-2, 6-1; John Kruszka-Michael McGowan (Charlotte Providence) def. Austin Lynk-Vivek Dakoriya (Southwest Guilford) 6-2, 6-3; Chris Mahan-Sean Carmean (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Jake McDonough-Will Schoolfield (Wilmington Laney) 6-0, 6-0; Chad Hoskins-Paul Yamane (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) def. Nicholas Cottrill-Matt Coats (Charlotte Providence) 6-1, 6-0; Andrew Waddell-Patrick Longest (Raleigh Broughton) def. Alex Auman-Colt Auman (Richmond) 6-1, 6-3.

DOUBLES—QUARTERFINALS

       Albright-Pearson (Grimsley) def. Meir-Meir (Millbrook) 6-0, 6-2; Boyden-Martin (Wakefield) def. Lewis-Stern (Grimsley) 6-2, 6-1; Mahan-Carmean (Millbrook) def. Kruszka-McGowan (Providence) 6-2, 6-3; Hoskins-Yamane (R.J. Reynolds) def. Waddell-Longest (Broughton) 6-2, 6-2.

DOUBLES—SEMIFINALS, Saturday 9 am

       Will Albright-Graham Pearson (Greensboro Grimsley) vs, Bo Boyden-Jensen Martin (Raleigh Wakefield)

       Chris Mahan-Sean Carmean (Raleigh Millbrook) vs. Chad Hoskins-Paul Yamane (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds)

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NCHSAA 3-A MEN’S TENNIS

JOHNSON MOVES STEP CLOSER TO FOURTH STRAIGHT CROWNIN NCHSAA STATE 3-A MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

       BURLINGTON — Kyle Johnson of Charlotte Catholic moved a step closer to an unprecedented fourth consecutive singles championship on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men’s tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.

       Johnson won both of his matches in straight sets to move into the Saturday semifinals against Eric Greene of Western Alamance, whom he beat in last year’s state championship in a tough battle 7-6 (6), 7-5.

Johnson is one of seven players in NCHSAA history to win three state singles titles but no one has ever won four in a row.

       Matt Daly of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons will take on Eastern Wayne’s Chaz Fitzpatrick in the other singles semifinal.

       All four doubles semifinalists marched through their Friday matches in straight sets, with the Cardinal Gibbons team of Killian Steer and Matt Galush dropping only two games in four sets. Steer teamed with Chris Geaslen a year ago to capture the 2-A doubles title.

       Semifinal action will get underway at 9 am Saturday.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

3-A STATE MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

BURLINGTON TENNIS CENTER, BURLINGTON

SINGLES—FIRST ROUND

Chaz Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) def. Pierce Beary (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) 6-0, 6-0; Joey Hatala (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Daniel May (Hickory) 6-1, 6-0; Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Soren Wonde (Cleveland) 6-3, 6-1; Paul Hogan (Lenoir Hibriten) def. Victor Nechar (Concord Cox Mill) 6-2, 6-3; Hayden Faulkenbury (China Grove Jesse Carson) def. Chaney Barnes (Kings Mountain) 1-6, 7-6(4), 6-4; Eric Greene (Western Alamance) def. Nick James (Wilson Fike) 7-6(1), 7-6(6); Kyle Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) def. Isaac Sluder (Waynesville Tuscola) 6-0, 6-0; Russell Turner (Eastern Wayne) def. John Dangerfield (Cameron Union Pines) 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-3.

SINGLES—QUARTERFINALS

       Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) def. Hatala (Marvin Ridge) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3; Daly (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Hogan (Hibriten) 6-1,6-3; Greene (Western Alamance) def. Faulkenbury (Carson) 6-1, 6-3; Johnson (Charlotte Catholic def. Turner (Eastern Wayne) 7-5, 6-1.

SINGLES—SEMIFINALS, Saturday 9 am

       Chaz Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) vs. Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)

       Eric Greene (Western Alamance) vs. Kyle Johnson (Charlotte Catholic)

DOUBLES—FIRST ROUND

Ricky Ydrovo-Thomas Freeman (Thomasville Ledford) def. Will Hoff-Michael Kearney (Pikeville Charles B. Aycock) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; Matthew Martinez-Zach Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) def. Alex Arditti-Luke Kessel (Hickory) 6-0, 6-2; Killian Steer-Matt Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Julian Marrero-Eric Joyner (Northern Nash) 6-0, 6-1; Bobby Hatala-Woody Watson (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Sandler Gensch-Logan Andrew (Belmont South Point) 7-5, 6-4; Tito Poplawski-David Howerton (Asheville) def. B.J. Beecher-Mason Croley (Concord) 6-3, 6-2; Aaron Weber-Bryan Zhang (Chapel Hill) def. Edwin Burnett-Patrick Evans (South Brunswick) 6-2, 6-1; Parks Thompson-Julian Hawkins (Statesville) def. Michael Turlington-Adam Greer (West Henderson) 6-0, 6-0; Andrew Stephenson-Jack Harrison (Burlington Williams) def. Phillip Packard-Drayton Williams (Wilson Fike) 6-4, 6-1.

DOUBLES—QUARTERFINALS

       Martinez-Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) def. Ydrovo-Freeman (Ledford) 6-2, 6-0; Steer-Galush (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Hatala-Watson (Marvin Ridge) 6-0, 6-1; Poplawski-Howerton (Asheville) def. Weber-Zhang (Chapel Hill) 6-4, 7-5; Thompson-Hawkins (Statesville) def. Stephenson-Harrison (Williams) 6-3, 6-3.

DOUBLES—SEMIFINALS, Saturday 9 am

       Matthew Martinez-Zach Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) vs. Killian Steer-Matt Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)

       Tito Poplawski-David Howerton (Asheville) vs. Parks Thompson-Julian Hawkins (Statesville)

2-A MEN’S TENNIS

SHELBY, SALISBURY ADVANCE SINGLES PLAYER, DOUBLES TEAM INTO NCHSAA STATE 2-A MEN’S TENNIS SEMIFINALS

CARY— Shelby and Salisbury each advanced a singles player and a doubles team into the semifinals after Friday’s action in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.

Shelby’s Ray Webb Parker in singles and the doubles team of Miles Poage and Joseph Hendrick each won a pair of matches, while Salisbury had Michael Ogden in singles and the duo of Alan Lebowitz and Abraham Post win twice.

Ogden won three of his four sets at love, and he will face Parker in one semifinal.  The other matchup has last year’s singles runner-up, Patrick Hensley of South Iredell, against Eben Wells of Kill Devil Hills First Flight.

Newton-Conover’s pair of Ryan Lampe and John Tate marched into the semifinals. The Red Devil duo of Lampe and Hang Lak Choi won last year’s doubles title and Newton-Conover will be seeking its third straight doubles crown.

The N-C team will play the Salisbury team of Lebowitz and Post in the semifinals while Jesse Massucco and Evan Day of Wilkes Central will battle the Shelby duo of Poage and Hendrick.

Action is slated to start at 9 a.m.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2-A STATE MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

CARY TENNIS CENTER

SINGLES—FIRST ROUND

Eben Wells (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) def. J.P. Gemborys (Durham School of Arts) 6-3, 6-0; Grant Buckner (Burnsville Mountain Heritage) def. Garrett Lakey (Wilkes Central) 6-2, 6-1; Zac Marion (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge) def. Lane Long (Tarboro) 6-1, 6-4; Patrick Hensley (South Iredell) def. Levi Bruff (Central Davidson) 6-3, 6-1; Ray Webb Parker (Shelby) def. Lucas Shelton (West Stokes) 6-0,6-0; Max Fritsch (Carrboro) def. David Beard (Newport Croatan) 6-0, 6-3; Michael Ogden (Salisbury) def. Zach Huffman (Maiden) 6-0, 6-2;

Anthony Brennan (Swansboro) def. Drew Guerra (Durham School of Arts) 6-1, 6-4.

SINGLES—QUARTERFINALS

Wells (First Flight) def. Buckner (Mountain Heritage) 6-3, 6-2; Hensley (South Iredell) def. Marion (Cedar Ridge) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1; Parker (Shelby) def. Fritsch (Carrboro) 6-1, 7-5; Odgen (Salisbury) def. Brennan (Swansboro) 6-0, 6-0.

SINGLES—SEMIFINALS, Saturday at 9 am

Eben Wells (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) vs. Patrick Hensley (South Iredell)

Ray Webb Parker (Shelby) vs. Michael Ogden (Salisbury)

DOUBLES—FIRST ROUND

Hunter Lane-Dallas Hollingsworth (East Duplin) def. Aaron Stafford-Jordan McClure (Trinity Wheatmore) 6-2, 7-6(4); Jesse Massucco-Evan Day (Wilkes Central) def. Bobby Decker-Eli Hite (Black Mountain C.D. Owen) 6-3, 6-4; Kia Brewington-Nathan Woolard (Siler City Jordan-Matthews) def.Edson Garcia-Ben Jones (East Duplin) 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4);

Miles Poage-Joseph Hendrick (Shelby) def. Josh Walker-Ben Lunning (Cuthbertson) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2; Ryan Lampe-John Tate (Newton-Conover) def. Shaun Howell-Roland DesLauriers (Cuthbertson) 6-1, 6-2; Foster Hawkins-Brady Trevison (Hampstead Topsail) def. Owen Ryan-Camil Craciunescu (Durham School of Arts) 6-3, 6-4; Alan Lebowitz-Abraham Post (Salisbury) def. Oscar Zamora-Ben Keefer (Black Mountain C.D. Owen) 6-1, 6-4; Chris Cole-Zafer Estill (Pittsboro Northwood) def. Kirk Robertson-Parks Tompkins (Hampstead Topsail) 6-4, 7-5.

DOUBLES—QUARTERFINALS

Massucco-Day (Wilkes Central) def. Lane-Hollingsworth (East Duplin) 6-2, 6-0; Poage-Hendrick (Shelby) def. Brewington-Woolard (Jordan-Matthews) 6-2, 6-2; Lampe-Tate (Newton-Conover) def. Hawkins-Trevison (Topsail) 6-1, 6-1; Lebowitz-Post (Salisbury) def. Cole-Estill (Northwood) 6-3, 6-2.

DOUBLES—SEMIFINALS, Saturday, 9 am

Jesse Massucco-Evan Day (Wilkes Central) vs. Miles Poage-Joseph Hendrick (Shelby)

Ryan Lampe-John Tate (Newton-Conover) vs. Alan Lebowitz-Abraham Post (Salisbury)

NCHSAA 1-A MEN’S TENNIS

MACY IN SINGLES FINAL FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR;HENDERSONVILLE ADVANCES SINGLES, DOUBLES PLAYERS

CARY— Tyler Macy of Elkin will take on Jacob Fuqua of Hendersonville on Saturday morning for the singles crown in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.

Macy and Fuqua each won a pair of matches on Friday in straight sets to advance to the finals. Macy has been the state 1-A singles runner-up in each of the last two years.

In doubles, the Hendersonville duo of Brackin Kirkland and Charles Colhoun will face the Kernersville Bishop McGuinness team of Kevin Weckworth and Lane Kiser for the championship.

Both teams won two matches on Friday, although Weckworth and Kiser had to battle through three sets in each of their wins while the Hendersonville team won in straight sets, including 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals over Elkin’s Jeremiah Morrison and David Bullins.

Action is scheduled to start at the Cary Tennis Center at nine o’clock Saturday morning.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

1-A STATE MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

CARY TENNIS CENTER

SINGLES—QUARTERFINALS

Matt Kessler (Mount Airy) def. Tommy Arline (Gates County) 6-0, 6-0; Tyler Macy (Elkin) def. Harrison Tucker (Franklin Academy) 6-3, 6-0; Dylan Cuddington (Rosewood), default; Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) def. Jin Kang (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) 6-1, 6-1.

SINGLES—SEMIFINALS

Macy (Elkin) def. Kessler (Mount Airy) 6-3,6-0; Fuqua (Hendersonville) def. Cuddington (Rosewood) 6-3, 6-1.

SINGLES—CHAMPIONSHIP, Saturday 9 am

Tyler Macy (Elkin) vs. Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville)

DOUBLES—QUARTERFINALS

Mitch Kessler-Jordan Lawson (Mount Airy) def. Coy Cameron-Harrison Stone (Durham Voyager Academy) 6-0, 6-1; Kevin Weckworth-Lane Kiser (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) def. Dakota Capiz-Chase Conner (Riverside-Martin) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4; Jeremiah Morrison-David Bullins (Elkin) def. Jonathan Tseng-Houston Parks (Raleigh Charter) 7-5, 6-4; Brackin Kirkland-Charles Colhoun (Hendersonville) def. Tanner Lynk-Evan Guthrie (East Carteret) 6-0, 6-1.

DOUBLES—SEMIFINALS

Weckworth-Kiser (Bishop McGuinness) def. Kessler-Lawson (Mount Airy) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Kirkland-Colhoun (Hendersonville) def. Morrison-Bullins (Elkin) 6-0, 6-1.

DOUBLES—CHAMPIONSHIP, Saturday 9 am

Kevin Weckworth-Lane Kiser (Bishop McGuinness) vs. Brackin Kirkland-Charles Colhoun (Hendersonville)