NCHSAA Singles, Doubles Championships Set This Weekend In Women’s Tennis



       CHAPEL HILL – Championships in singles and doubles in four different classifications are up for grabs this weekend as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association holds its annual women’s tennis tournament championships at four different sites.

       Semifinalists in both singles and doubles at the regional level qualify for the state championships. 

       The 4-A championships are scheduled for the Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh, while the 3-A event will be held at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center. The 2-A and 1-A championships are both set for the Cary Tennis Center.

       Action will get underway in most classifications on Friday morning with the opening round of play at 9 a.m. Two rounds will be played on Friday, with the semifinals Saturday morning and the championship matches on Saturday afternoon. Since the field is smaller for the 1-A tournament, the only Saturday matches will be the championships Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

       Jordan Jackson of Mount Airy will be seeking her second consecutive 1-A singles crown., while Cuthbertson’s Kalli Karas moved through the regionals and is back to defend her 2-A singles championship.  Asheville’s Alix Theodossiou was the state 3-A runner-up a year ago, losing to two-time state champ and teammate MacKensie LaSure, and Theodossiou is back in the 3-A field. She is undefeated in singles play this year and dropped only two games in her regional matches.

       Both of the 4-A singles finalists from last year, including champion Hannah Templeton of Greensboro Page and runner-up McKayla Zupan of Wilmington Hoggard, are in the singles field.

       More tennis finals are scheduled for next week, as all four classes of the women’s dual team tennis championships will be November 3 at the Burlington Tennis Center.

NCHSAA FastFacts

Event: NCHSAA Women’s Tennis Tournament Championships

Date: October 26-27, 2012

Site: 1-A: Cary Tennis Center; 2-A: Cary Tennis Center; 3-A: Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center; 4-A: Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh

First Held: 1970

Qualifiers: Semifinalists in both singles and doubles at the regional level qualify for the state events

Of Interest: Laura Cowman of Charlotte Catholic (1989-92), Julianne Treme of Salisbury (1993-96), Jackie Houston of Kings Mountain (1993-96), Britney Cloer of Brevard and then West Henderson (2003-06) are all four-time NCHSAA women’s singles champions.