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NCHSAA 3-A, 4-A Men’s Tennis Championship Summaries From Thursday Action

3-A NCHSAA MEN’S TENNIS—FIRST DAY

 

SEMIFINALS SET FOR NCHSAA 3-A TENNIS ON FRIDAY

                  BURLINGTON— Waxhaw Marvin Ridge and Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons dominated Thursday’s action in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men’s tennis championships at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center.

                  Both schools advanced two doubles teams into the semifinals and each has a singles player still alive in the tournament.

                  Marvin Ridge and Cardinal Gibbons will collide in both doubles matches Friday morning, with defending 3-A doubles champ Matt Galush and Noah Constantine of Gibbons taking on Avanish Madhavaram and Hayden Wohlfarth of Marvin Ridge.  The other match pits Jim Mantyh and Kyle Fitzgerald of Gibbons against the Marvin Ridge duo of Andrew Viditz-Ward and Liam Florian.

                  Defending singles champ Robert Kelly of Gibbons has a semifinal date with George Lovitt of Marvin Ridge. Kelly lost only five games in four sets on Thursday while Lovitt won one match by default and was a 6-0, 6-1 winner in the other.

                  One of the best matches of the day occurred in the singles quarterfinals where Anthony Brennan of Swansboro ousted Austin Allen of Asheboro, rallying to win in a high level three-setter, 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-3.

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

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2014 MEN’S 3-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Burlington Tennis Center: Thursday’s Results

SINGLES—FIRST ROUND

     Anthony Brennan (Swansboro) def. Levy Young (Lenoir Hibriten) 6-2, 6-2; Austin Allen (Asheboro) def. Chris Chang (Chapel Hill) 6-3, 6-2; Cole Douglas-Fields (Asheville A.C. Reynolds) def. Calvin Yurick (Richlands) 6-2 6-3; Bryan Zhang (Chapel Hill) def. Austin Schepel (Waxhaw Cuthbertson) 6-1, 6-3; Robert Kelly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Kyle Kennedy (Northwest Cabarrus) 6-1, 6-3; Johnathon Jenkins (North Gaston) def. Kevin Ramirez (Rocky Mount) 6-1, 6-2; George Lovitt (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Zac Marion (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge), default; Jackson Willis (Nash Central) def. Isaac Sluder (Waynesville Tuscola) 6-4, 7-5.

SINGLES—QUARTERFINALS

     Brennan (Swansboro) def. Allen (Asheboro) 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3; Zhang (Chapel Hill) def. Douglas-Fields (A.C. Reynolds) 6-2, 6-3; Kelly (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Jenkins (North Gaston) 6-0, 6-1; Lovitt (Marvin Ridge) def. Willis (Nash Central) 6-0, 6-1.

SINGLES—SEMIFINALS

     Anthony Brennan (Swansboro) vs. Bryan Zhang (Chapel Hill)

     Robert Kelly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) vs. George Lovitt (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge)

DOUBLES—FIRST ROUND

     Matt Splain-Destin Newfont (North Buncombe) def. Thomas Smith-Reid Harris (Wilson Fike) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5; Andrew Viditz-Ward—Liam Florian (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Ben Williams-Dylan Dinkins (Cameron Union Pines) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Jack Wasserman-Dylan Goodmon (Shelby Crest) def. Jake Altman-Jamie Schap (Wendell Corinth Holders) 6-1, 6-2; Jim Mantyh-Kyle Fitzgerald (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Sahil Vasa-Everett Haugh (Weddington) 6-4, 7-5; Matt Galush-Noah Constantine (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Eric Whisnant-Will Cole (Western Guilford) 6-0, 6-2; Luke Kessel-Will Arditti (Hickory) def. Noah Pieper-Dean Crenshaw (South Brunswick) 6-4, 6-0; Avanish Madhavaram-Hayden Wohlfarth (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Alex Walker-Ashwin Bhargava (Chapel Hill) 6-4, 7-5;Tremel Davis-Matthew Outlaw (Northern Nash) def. Trey LaSure-Myles Grady (Asheville) 6-4, 6-2.

DOUBLES—QUARTERFINALS

     Viditz-Ward—Florian (Marvin Ridge) def. Splain-Newfont (North Buncombe) 6-2, 6-1; Mantyh-Fitzgerald (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Wasserman-Goodmon (Crest) 6-3, 6-1; Galush-Constantine (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Kessel-Arditti (Hickory) 6-0, 6-3; Madhavaram-Wohlfarth (Marvin Ridge) def. Davis-Outlaw (Northern Nash) 6-2, 6-2.

DOUBLES–SEMIFINALS

     Andrew Viditz-Ward—Liam Florian (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) vs. Jim Mantyh-Kyle Fitzgerald (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)

     Matt Galush-Noah Constantine (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) vs. Avanish Madhavaram-Hayden Wohlfarth (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge)

 

4-A NCHSAA MEN’S TENNIS—FIRST DAY

RALEIGH WAKEFIELD HAS EXCELLENT FIRST DAY IN NCHSAA 4-A TENNIS

 

                  RALEIGH – Raleigh Wakefield had an outstanding day on Thursday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s tennis championships at the Millbrook Exchange Park.

                  Bo Boyden of Wakefield, the 2013 4-A singles runner-up, rolled to a pair of convincing victories while both Wakefield doubles teams advanced to the semifinals.

                  Boyden, who lost only four games in a pair of straight set wins, will face Bennett Crane of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds in one singles semifinal.  Clayton’s Klein Evans, who dropped just two games in his two straight set victories, battles Raleigh Millbrook’s Logan Weber in the other semifinal.

                  Boyden advanced to the semis by rallying past the 2013 runner-up in the 3-A classification, Riley Brosnan of Charlotte Catholic, coming back to win 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-0. Catholic moved from 3-A to 4-A during realignment, putting Brosnan in the 4-A event.

                  The Wakefield team of Jensen Martin and Phil Lauture will take on John Riazzi and Nicholas McDaniel of Winston-Salem R.J Reynolds in one semifinal. The other Wakefield pair, Andrew Belonga and Nico Grewe, faces Hardy Brown and Naveed Foroudi of Greensboro Page. The Page team outlasted Noah Milliken and Chase Horton of Wilmington Hoggard in three sets in the quarterfinals.

                  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 4-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh: Thursday’s Results

SINGLES—FIRST ROUND

     Marshall Waren (Wilmington New Hanover) def. Luis Fernando (Huntersville Hopewell) 6-2, 6-3; Klein Evans (Clayton) def. Collin Shick (Greensboro Grimsley) 6-0,6-2; Josh Du Toit (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) def. Shane McDonough (Wilmington Laney) 6-0, 6-0; Logan Weber (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Kyle Schlanger (Northwest Guilford) by default; Bo Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Max Smith (East Chapel Hill) 6-0, 6-1; Riley Brosnan (Charlotte Catholic) def. Patrick Ryder (Wilmington Laney) 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-0; Bennett Crane (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) def. Blake Carter (Raleigh Wakefield) 6-0, 6-0; Colt Auman (Richmond) def. Grant Patton (South Mecklenburg) 6-1, 6-2.

SINGLES—QUARTERFINALS

     Evans (Clayton) def. Waren (New Hanover) 6-0, 6-0; Weber (Millbrook) def. Du Toit (Ardrey Kell) 6-2, 6-2; Boyden (Wakefield) def. Brosnan (Charlotte Catholic) 6-2, 6-1; Crane (R.J. Reynolds) def. Auman (Richmond) 6-1, 6-0.

SINGLES—SEMIFINALS

     Klein Evans (Clayton) vs. Logan Weber (Raleigh Millbrook)

     Bo Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) vs. Bennett Crane (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds)

 

DOUBLES—FIRST ROUND

     Noah Milliken-Chase Horton (Wilmington Hoggard) def. Patrick Menkhaus-Jack Deering (Charlotte Catholic) 6-0,6-4; Hardy Brown-Naveed Foroudi (Greensboro Page) def. Austin Cobb-Matthew Moody (Raleigh Millbrook) 6-1, 6-2; Ryan Wydra-Sean Wydra (Cornelius Hough) def. Jack Sandlin-Jack Cooper (Wilmington New Hanover) 6-2, 6-3; Andrew Belonga-Nico Grewe (Raleigh Wakefield) vs. Nate Rowell-John Kretzschmar (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) 6-2, 7-6 (5); Jensen Martin-Phil Lauture (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Jack Devonport-Connor Lutz (East Chapel Hill) 6-3, 6-3; Jason Horecky-Coleman Baker (Asheville T.C. Roberson) def. Taylor Gaines-Patrick Senior (Wilmington New Hanover) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5; John Riazzi-Nicholas McDaniel (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds), bye; Christopher Dillon-Shel Robinson (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Jonathan O’Neal-Jacob Matthews (Winterville South Central) 6-4, 7-6(3).

DOUBLES—QUARTERFINALS

     Brown-Fourodi (Page) def. Milliken-Horton (Hoggard) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3; Belonga-Grewe (Wakefield) def. Wydra-Wydra (Hough) 7-6 (5), 6-2; Martin-Lauture (Wakefield) def. Horecky-Baker (T.C. Roberson) 6-2, 6-0; Riazzi-McDaniel (R.J. Reynolds) def. Dillon-Robinson (Myers Park) 6-1, 6-3.

DOUBLES—SEMIFINALS

                  Hardy Brown-Naveed Foroudi (Greensboro Page) vs. Andrew Belonga-Nico Grewe (Raleigh Wakefield)

                  Jensen Martin-Phil Lauture (Raleigh Wakefield) vs. John Riazzi-Nicholas McDaniel (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds)