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Jiang Of Cox Mill Advances In 3-A; Gibbons Has Two Doubles Teams In Semis

2013 NCHSAA 3-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

CARDINAL GIBBONS HAS TWO DOUBLES TEAMS LEFT IN 3-A;JIANG OF COX MILL ADVANCES

       BURLINGTON— Cardinal Gibbons had a pair of teams advance to the semifinals with two wins apiece on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s tennis tournament at the Burlington Tennis Center.

  The Crusader teams of Natalie Freeman-Summer Jacobs and Devin Knors-Lizzie Galush won both of their matches in straight sets, with Knors and Galush taking three of their four sets at love.

           Claire Lieberman and Huda McGraw of Fayetteville Terry Sanford will take on Freeman and Jacobs in the semifinals, while sisters Chandler and Tanner Brice of Rocky Mount tangle with Knors and Galush on Saturday morning.

In singles action, Sarah Jiang of Concord Cox Mill, last year’s runner-up, has moved into the semifinals and will take on Adrienne Haynes of Asheville.  Helen Zhang of Fayetteville Terry Sanford faces Weddington’s Heidi Swope in the other semifinal.

Action is scheduled to start on Saturday morning at ten o’clock.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

3-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Burlington Tennis Center, Burlington

SinglesFirst Round

Ashton Walker (Pikeville C.B. Aycock) def. Taylor Frederickson (Morganton Patton) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1; Sarah Jiang (Concord Cox Mill) def. Julianne Hall (Cameron Union Pines) 6-1, 6-1; Adrienne Haynes (Asheville) def. Kaley Price (Nash Central) 6-0, 6-1;Emma Edge (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Elizabeth Weaver (East Rowan) 6-1, 6-1; Helen Zhang (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Grace Allen (Western Guilford) 6-1, 6-3;Victoria Dixon (Cleveland) def. Claudia Steffey (Gastonia Ashbrook) 6-0, 6-3; Heidi Swope (Weddington) def. Mary Beth Jackson (Cameron Union Pines) 6-2, 6-0; Taylor Love (Wilson Hunt) def. Kaelan Forbes (Gastonia Forestview) 6-7 (3), 6-0, 6-1.

SinglesQuarterfinals

Jiang (Cox Mill) def. Walker (C,B, Aycock) 6-1, 6-2; Haynes (Asheville) def. Edge (Terry Sanford) 6-1, 6-1; Zhang (Terry Sanford) def. Dixon (Cleveland) 6-4, 6-1; Swope (Weddington) def. Love (Hunt) 6-1, 6-3.

SinglesSemifinals on Saturday at 10 am

Sarah Jiang (Concord Cox Mill) vs. Adrienne Haynes (Asheville)

Helen Zhang (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) vs. Heidi Swope (Weddington)

DoublesFirst Round

Faith Sutton-Savannah Sutton (Eastern Wayne) def. Kristie Kim-Adelyn Luke (Asheville) 6-3, 6-0; Natalie Freeman-Summer Jacobs (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Taylor Freeman-Elizabeth Stroup (Ledford) 6-2, 7-5; Madeline Finley-Julia Kessel (Hickory) def. Taylor Blackmon-Sabrina Yager (Jacksonville White Oak) 6-0, 6-2;Claire Lieberman-Huda McGraw (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Carly Landgraf-Shannon Farley (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) 6-1, 6-2; Devin KnorsLizzie Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Sarah Richardson-Katie Wilson (Ledford) 6-0, 6-0; Madeline Killen-Susanne Bachmann (Belmont South Point) def. Eliza Fike-Mary Blair Thompson (Rocky Mount) 6-2, 7-5; Trisha Slehria-Tanya Slehria (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Hayley Hinson-Amanda Huben (Weddington) 7-5, 7-5;  Chandler Brice-Tanner Brice (Rocky Mount) def. Erika Noblett-Jodie Winchester (East Gaston) 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles—Quarterfinals

Freeman-Jacobs (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Sutton-Sutton (Eastern Wayne) 6-2, 6-3; Lieberman-McGraw (Terry Sanford) def. Finley-Kessel (Hickory) 6-1, 6-1; Knors-Galush (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Killen-Bachmann (South Point) 6-0, 6-3; Brice-Brice (Rocky Mount) def. Slehria-Shelria (Terry Sanford), 7-1, 1-1, retired.

Doubles—Semifinals on Saturday at 10 am

Natalie Freeman-Summer Jacobs (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) vs. Claire Lieberman-Huda McGraw (Fayetteville Terry Sanford)

Devin KnorsLizzie Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) vs. Chandler Brice-Tanner Brice (Rocky Mount)