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NCHSAA 1-A, 2-A Men’s Tennis Championship Summaries From Thursday Action

1-A NCHSAA MEN’S TENNIS—FIRST DAY

ROSEWOOD’S CUDDINGTON RETURNS TO FINALS;

ELKIN TEAM TO FACE BISHOP MCGUINNESS FOR DOUBLES CROWN

                  CARY— Dylan Cuddington of Rosewood, the 2013 runner-up, has once again advanced to the singles finals after winning two matches on Thursday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.

                  Cuddington will face Elkin’s Ryan Schell for the championship on Friday morning at nine o’clock. Schell lost only four games in four sets on Thursday in his two victories.

                  Cuddington lost in last year’s finals to Jacob Fuqua of Hendersonville, but Hendersonville has moved up to 2-A due to realignment.

                  Elkin also qualified a doubles team into the finals, as Chad Vestal and David Bullin won both of their matches. The Elkin pair had a tough three-set match in the quarterfinals, downing Harrison Stone and Christian Quic of Durham Voyager Academy 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

                  Vestal and Bullin will take on Sam McLaughry and Zack Jones of Kernersville Bishop McGuinness in the doubles championship, which will also start at 9 am.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2014 MEN’S 1-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cary Tennis Center—Thursday’s Results

SINGLES—FIRST ROUND

          Dylan Cuddington (Rosewood) def. Zuri Kent Smith (Matthews Queen’s Grant) 7-6 (6), 6-3; Mitch Kessler (Mount Airy) def. Abichiran Baskaran (Raleigh Charter) 6-2, 6-4; Ryan Schell (Elkin) def. Max Kohn (Louisburg) 6-0, 6-0; John Latimer (Misenheimer Gray Stone Day) def. Chase Connor (Riverside Martin) 7-5, 6-0.

SINGLES—SEMIFINALS

            Cuddington (Rosewood) def. Kessler (Mount Airy) 6-3, 6-4; Schell (Elkin) def. Latimer (Gray Stone Day) 6-4, 6-0.

SINGLES—CHAMPIONSHIP

              Dylan Cuddington (Rosewood) vs. Ryan Schell (Elkin), 9 am

DOUBLES—FIRST ROUND

             Harrison Stone-Christian Quick (Durham Voyager Academy) def. Sam Hill Jennings-Alex Wang (Misenheimer Gray Stone Day) 6-3, 6-2; Chad Vestal-David Bullin (Elkin) def. Brent Ross-Anderson Caldwell (Riverside Martin) 6-1, 6-1; Sam McLaughry-Zack Jones (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) def. Cole Esleeck-Rukesh Chinthapatla (Raleigh Charter) 6-0, 6-1; Ben Jandzinski-Jonathan Ingram (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) def. Jonathan Venable-Patrick Duffy (Franklin Academy) 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.

DOUBLES—SEMIFINALS

                  Vestal-Bullin (Elkin) def. Stone-Quick (Voyager) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; McLaughry-Jones (Bishop McGuinnes) def. Jandzinski-Ingram (Bishop McGuinness) 6-2, 6-3.

DOUBLES—CHAMPIONSHIP

                  Chad Vestal-David Bullin (Elkin) vs. Sam McLaughry-Zack Jones (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness), 9 am

 

2-A NCHSAA MEN’S TENNIS—FIRST DAY

CARRBORO, HENDERSONVILLE SINGLES PLAYERS IN SEMIFINALS

                  CARY— A couple of singles players familiar with championship matches earned their way into the semifinals with a pair of wins Thursday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.

                  Brian Freiburghouse of Carrboro, last year’s 2-A singles runner-up, and Hendersonville’s Jacob Fuqua each won their first two matches.  Fuqua won the 1-A championship a year ago but Hendersonville moved up to 2-A due to realignment.

                  Freiburghouse, who outlasted Grant Buckner of Burnsville Mountain Heritage in a tough three-set match in the quarterfinals by 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, will face Salisbury’s Michael Ogden while Fuqua will take on Brevard’s Joseph Schrader.

                 A Newton-Conover team had won the 2-A doubles championship for the last four years, but that won’t happen this year.  Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn of Carrboro ousted the Red Devil duo of Tyler Barrymore and Gordon Wepner in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 7-5. Barrymore had teamed with John Tate to win the doubles title in 2013.

                 The Carrboro pair will take on Clint Comadoll and Spencer Storey of Salisbury in one semifinal, while Evan Kramer and Will Hardy of North Lenoir tangle with Cre Still and Chris Wilson of Brevard in the other.         

                  Semifinals are scheduled to start at 9 am Friday morning, with the finals following later in the day.

 

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2014 MEN’S 2-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cary Tennis Center—Thursday’s Results

SINGLES—FIRST ROUND

             Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) def. Connor Wilkins (Washington) 6-2, 6-2; Brett Moore (West Davidson) def. Kenston Burns (Red Springs) 6-2, 6-2; Joseph Schrader (Brevard) def. Jack Brady (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) 6-0, 6-0; Cameron Clemons (Monroe Central Academy) def. Jason Wykoff (Carrboro) 6-1, 6-1; Brian Freiburghouse (Carrboro) def. Krishna Tiwari (Wilkes Central) 6-1, 6-1; Grant Buckner (Burnsville Mountain Heritage) def. Cole Bryant (East Duplin) 6-1, 6-1; Michael Ogden (Salisbury) def. Ian Lobaugh (Durham School of the Arts) 6-0, 6-0;  Ryen Reid (Newton-Conover) Sam DeAraujo (Goldsboro) def. 6-0, 6-0.

SINGLES—QUARTERFINALS

                 Fuqua (Hendersonville) def. Moore (West Davidson) 6-0, 6-3; Schrader (Brevard) def. Clemons (Central Academy) 6-2, 6-2; Freiburghouse (Carrboro) def. Buckner (Mountain Heritage) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2; Ogden (Salisbury) def. Reid (Newton-Conover) 6-1, 6-1.

SINGLES—SEMIFINALS

                  Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) vs. Joseph Schrader (Brevard)

                  Brian Freiburghouse (Carrboro) vs. Michael Ogden (Salisbury)

DOUBLES—FIRST ROUND

                Evan Kramer-Will Hardy (North Lenoir) def. Miles Lally-Katie Craig (Black Mountain Charles D. Owen) 6-1, 6-1; Daniel Oh-Justin Yang (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) def. Thomas Chapman-Austin Miller (Mount Pleasant) 6-2, 6-2; Cre Still-Chris Wilson (Brevard) def. Bailey Lail-C.J. Jackson (North Johnston) 6-0, 6-1;Paul Flournoy-Aaron Hiller (Carrboro) def. David Ryu-Hunter Dean (Trinity) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4); Max Fritsch-Jake Zinn (Carrboro) def. Parker Jordan-Kevin Reynolds (Wilkes Central) 6-3, 6-2;Tyler Barrymore-Gordon Wepner (Newton-Conover) def. Zach Tracy-Cole Dozier (Newport Croatan) 6-3, 6-2; Clint Comadoll-Spencer Storey (Salisbury) def. Aaron Viser-Connor Bass (Clinton) 6-0, 6-2; Robby Taylor-Dylan Costello (Greene Central) def. Andrew Beard-J. Will Edwards (Catawba Bandys) 6-1, 6-2.

DOUBLES—QUARTERFINALS

                  Kramer-Hardy (North Lenoir) def. Oh-Yang (NCSSM) 7-5, 6-3; Still-Wilson (Brevard) def. Flournoy-Hiller (Carrboro) 6-4, 6-2; Fritsch-Zinn (Carrboro) def. Barrymore-Wepner (Newton-Conover) 6-2, 7-5; Comadoll-Storey (Salisbury) def. Taylor-Costello (Greene Central) 6-2, 6-2.

DOUBLES–SEMIFINALS

            Evan Kramer-Will Hardy (North Lenoir) vs. Cre Still-Chris Wilson (Brevard)

            Max Fritsch-Jake Zinn (Carrboro) vs. Clint Comadoll-Spencer Storey (Salisbury)