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Marvin Ridge Players Impressive In 3-A Tennis; Shelby’s Parker Wins 2-A Singles; Carrboro Takes Doubles Again

3-A MEN'S TENNIS–FINAL

Marvin Ridge Players Impressive In Tennis Championships

                  BURLINGTON— Marvin Ridge High School players took three of the four slots in the finals on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men’s tennis championships at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center and wound up with the doubles crown.

                  In fact, the doubles championship was an all-Marvin Ridge event, with Hayden Wohlfarth and Woody Watson beating teammates John Hatala and Avanish Madhavarm for the state championship in a tough three-set match, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4.

                  Hatala and Madhavarm teamed to form the number-one doubles team for Marvin Ridge during the season, with Wohlfarth and Watson at number two. But Wohlfarth and Watson beat their teammates in both the regional finals and then for the state title.

                  Matt Galush of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons completed an excellent career, culminating it with the state singles championship.  Galush spurted to a 5-2 lead over George Lovitt of Marvin Ridge in the opening set and seemed on the verge of an easy victory, but Lovitt battled back gamely to even the set at 6-6 before losing in a tiebreaker.  Galush then poured it on with a 6-1 win in the second set to earn the title.

                  Galush qualified for the NCHSAA state tournament all four years and was a part of two doubles state championships.  His record in state tournament competition was an amazing 15-1, with this his first trip to the finals as a singles player.

                   

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2015 MEN’S 3-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Burlington Tennis Center: Saturday’s Results

SINGLES—SEMIFINALS

    Matt Galush (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Austin Allen (Asheboro) 6-1, 6-0; George Lovitt (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Mark Fujino (Northern Guilford) 6-4, 6-4. 

SINGLES—CHAMPIONSHIP

     Galush (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Lovitt (Marvin Ridge) 7-6(0), 6-1.

DOUBLES—SEMIFINALS

   John Hatala-Avanish Madhavarm (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Sahil Vasa-William Hatt (Weddington) 6-3, 6-3; Hayden Wohlfarth-Woody Watson (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Ben Williams-Dylan Dinkins (Cameron Union Pines) 6-2, 6-4.

DOUBLES—CHAMPIONSHIP

     Wohlfarth-Watson (Marvin Ridge) def. Hatala-Madhavarm (Marvin Ridge) 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-4.        

         

2-A NCHSAA MEN’S TENNIS—FINAL

Shelby’s Parker Wins 2-A Singles, Carrboro Doubles Takes Title

 

                  CARY—Shelby’s Marshall Parker won his second singles championship in the last three years on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.

                  Parker won the opening set in the championship match against Brevard’s Joseph Schrader 6-3, but Schrader bounced back with a 6-3 victory in the second set to even the match.  But then Parker clinched it with a 6-2 triumph in the decisive set.  

                 Parker had beaten Hendersonville’s Jacob Fuqua in straight sets in a morning semifinal to get the championship match. Fuqua won the 1-A championship in 2013 and then was the runner-up at 2-A year ago when Hendersonville moved up to 2-A due to realignment.

                  The doubles championship was an all-Carrboro affair, with Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn of the Jaguarrs teaming to win the doubles title for the second consecutive year.  Fritsch and Zinn beat teammates Jason Wykoff and Sean Ross for the state championship, 6-1, 6-4.

                 

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2015 MEN’S 2-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cary Tennis Center—Saturday’s Results

SINGLES—SEMIFINALS

      Marshall Parker (Shelby) def. Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) 6-1, 6-3; Joseph Schrader (Brevard) def. Ryen Reid (Newton-Conover) 6-2, 6-1.

SINGLES—CHAMPIONSHIP

      Parker (Shelby) def. Schrader (Brevard) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

DOUBLES—SEMIFINALS

                  Max Fritsch-Jake Zinn (Carrboro) def. Andy McCall-Joe Roberts (Brevard) 6-2, 6-4; Jason Wykoff-Sean Ross (Carrboro) def. Daniel Lee-Guy Blanc (Durham NC School of Science and Math) 6-4, 6-2.

DOUBLES—CHAMPIONSHIP

                   Fritsch-Zinn (Carrboro) def. Wykoff-Ross (Carrboro) 6-1, 6-4.