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NCHSAA Women’s Tennis Championships: 1st Day Summaries

NCHSAA 1-A WOMEN’S TENNIS
 
FINALS SET IN NCHSAA STATE 1-A WOMEN’S TENNIS

 
    CARY– The matchups are now set for the singles and doubles finals in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A women’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center after Friday’s opening day action.
    Morgan Blount of Durham Voyager Academy will take on Marisa Deininger of Community School of Davidson for the singles title after both won a pair of Friday matches. Deininger was the 2013 1-A singles runner-up.
    The doubles championship will send Elkin’s Miracle Walters and Morgan Randleman against the Bishop McGuinness pair of Morgan Auger and Anna Petrangeli. Both teams earned two straight set victories in Friday’s action.
    The field for the 1-A tennis has eight entries in singles and doubles, so Saturday’s finals are the only matches scheduled.
 
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2015 1-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center, Cary

 
Singles–Quarterfinals
         Morgan Blount (Durham Voyager Academy) def. Katya Landon (Chatham Charter) 6-3, retired; Diana Alexandrov (Winston-Salem Atkins) def. Julissa Quintanilla (North Duplin) 6-1, 6-0; Marisa Deininger (Community School of Davidson) def. Camyrn McClure (Raleigh Charter) 6-0, 6-1; Lydia Miller (Matthews Queen’s Grant) def. Kaylyn Norville (Tarboro) 6-3, 6-1.
 
Singles—Semifinals
            Blount (Voyager Academy) def. Alexandrov (Winston-Salem Atkins) 6-3, 7-5; Deininger (Community School of Davidson) def. Miller (Queen’s Grant) 6-1, 6-0.
 
Singles Championship– Saturday 9 a.m.
            Morgan Blount (Voyager Academy) vs. Marisa Deininger (Community School of Davidson)
 
Doubles—First Round
         Miracle Walters-Morgan Randleman (Elkin) def. MacKenzie DeLoatch-Logan Furr (Raleigh Charter) 7-5, 6-4;  Courtney Williamson-Lindsey Batten (Chatham Central) def. Chase Barnhill-Sarahgrace Snipes (Whiteville) 6-0, 6-2;
Morgan Auger-Anna Petrangeli (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) def. Clair Joyner-Danielle Park (Frankin Academy) 6-1, 6-1; Elizabeth Romero-Jade Cagle (East Montgomery) def. McKenzie Mixon-Kristin Davis (Riverside-Martin) 6-1, 6-1.
 
Doubles—Semifinals
         Walters-Randleman (Elkin) def. Williamson-Batten (Chatham Central) 6-1, 7-5; Auger-Petrangeli (Bishop McGuinness) def. Romero-Cagle (East Montgomery) 6-3, 6-1.
 
Doubles Championship–Saturday 9 am
          Miracle Walters-Morgan Randleman (Elkin) vs. Morgan Auger-Anna Petrangeli (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness)
 

 

NCHSAA 2-A WOMEN'S TENNIS

MAIDEN’S HUFFMAN ADVANCES IN NCHSAA 2-A WOMEN’S TENNIS; LAKE NORMAN CHARTER PLAYERS MOVE ON
 
        CARY— Zoe Huffman of Maiden advanced into the singles semifinals with a pair of convincing victories in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women’s tennis championships on Friday at the Cary Tennis Center.
            Huffman won both of her matches in straight sets and lost only one game in the process. She will play Rachel Rice of the Durham School of the Arts in one semifinal, while Lake Norman Charter teammates Lauren Bush and Lauren Loveless square off in the other semifinal match.
            In fact, Lake Norman Charter had two singles players and two doubles teams qualify for the state championships, and all have advanced to Saturday semifinals. Defending doubles champs Olivia Archer and Hannah Archer of Lake Norman Charter had little trouble in their two victories, dropping only one game in four sets.
         Four of the eight opening round doubles matches went the full three sets, with the team that dropped the opening set coming back to win in three of those.
            Semifinal matches are scheduled to start Saturday morning at nine o’clock.
 
 
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2015 2-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center, Cary

 
Singles—First Round
    Peyton Beaman (Greene Central) def. Jessika Barber (Wilkes Central) 6-3, 6-1;Lauren Bush (Lake Norman Charter) def. Rachel Watlington (Yanceyville Bartlett Yancey) 6-3, 6-1; Maria Capito (Salisbury) def. Maddie Brannan (Dixon) 6-3, 6-0; Lauren Loveless (Lake Norman Charter) def. Hannah Watlington (Yanceyville Bartlett Yancey) 6-4, 6-2; Rachel Rice (Durham School of the Arts) def. Annabelle Webb (Hendersonville) 6-0, 6-1; Caroline Cowan (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) def. Julia Honeycutt (Salisbury) 6-2, 6-1;  Zoe Huffman (Maiden) def. Emily Easthorn (Carrboro) 6-0, 6-0; Sarah Dover (Currituck) def. Kaley Williford (Monroe Central Academy) 7-5, 6-3.
 
Singles—Quarterfinals
            Bush (Lake Norman Charter) def. Beaman (Greene Central) 6-4, 7-6(4); Loveless (Lake Norman Charter) def. Capito (Salisbury) 6-3, 6-4; Rice (Durham School of Arts) def.. Cowan (First Flight) 6-2, 6-1; Huffman (Maiden) def. Dover (Currituck) 6-1, 6-0.
 
Singles—Semifinals: Saturday
            Lauren Bush (Lake Norman Charter) vs. Lauren Loveless (Lake Norman Charter)
            Rachel Rice (Durham School of the Arts) vs. Zoe Huffman (Maiden)
 
Doubles—First Round
    Kate Whichard-Ellie Rinehart (Edenton Holmes) def. Sommer Chilton-Mallory Wilmoth (Surry Central) 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-5; Zoe Panizza-Emily Chrisman (Lake Norman Charter) def. Jennifer Zou-Katherine Li (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) 6-2, 6-4; Kayla Honeycutt-Kathyrn Rusher (Salisbury) def. Danielle Duckwall-Nechelle Everette (Washington) 6-0, 6-0;  Abby Rader-Emine Arcasoy (Carrboro) def. Kylee Leonhardt-Heather Truesdale (West Lincoln) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Sarah Yuan-Annie Xie (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) def. Abbey Parsons-Annie Bean (West Caldwell) 6-0, 6-0; Maggie Lancaster-Emerson Hayes (Lexington) def. Rachel Jones-Sidney Swindell (North Lenoir) 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-1; Olivia Archer-Hannah Archer (Lake Norman Charter) def. Sarah Morse-Marshall Phillips (Siler City Jordan-Matthews) 6-1, 6-0; Haley Beamon-Grace Sullivan (Wilson Beddingfield) def. Sydney Gray-Jessie-Lynn Ward (Mount Pleasant) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
 
Doubles—Quarterfinals
            Panizza-Chrisman (Lake Norman Charter) def. Whichard-Rinehart (Holmes) 6-4, 7-5;  Honeycutt-Rucker (Salisbury) def. Rader-Arcasoy (Carrboro) 6-2, 6-0; Yuan-Xie (NCSS) def. Lancaster-Hayes (Lexington) 6-1, 6-3; Archer-Archer (Lake Norman Charter) def. Beamon-Sullivan (Beddingfield) 6-0, 6-0.
 
Doubles—Semifinals
             Zoe Panizza-Emily Chrisman (Lake Norman Charter) vs. Kayla Honeycutt-Kathyrn Rusher (Salisbury)
            Sarah Yuan-Annie Xie (NCSSM) def. Olivia-Archer-Hannah Archer (Lake Norman Charter)

 

NCHSAA 3-A WOMEN'S TENNIS

DEFENDING SINGLES CHAMP HAYNES OF ASHEVILLE MOVES CLOSER TO 3-A CHAMPIONSHIP
 
            BURLINGTON–  Defending singles champion Adrienne Haynes of Asheville had two convincing victories on Friday and moved closer to another title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.
            Haynes dropped only one game in four sets to move into a Saturday morning semifinal against Lauren Scism of Shelby Crest.  In the other semifinal, Sarah Jiang of Cox Mill, the state singles runner-up in both 2012 and ’13, faces West Henderson’s Savannah Smith.
            Asheville also advanced the doubles team of Kristie Kim and Mary Hamrick into the semifinals, with the duo’s opening round win a tough three-set victory over Ellen Yu and Joy Stouffer of Chapel Hill.
 
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2015 3-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Burlington Tennis Center, Burlington

 

Singles—First Round
    Elizabeth Sutton (Eastern Wayne) def. Emily Figman (Weddington) 6-0, 6-0; Savannah Smith (West Henderson) def. Julianne Hall (Cameron Union Pines) 6-1, 6-2; Sarah Jiang (Concord Cox Mill) def. Megan Dyer (Corinth Holders) 6-0, 6-0; Natalie Lutz (Kings Mountain) def. Tanya Slehria (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) 6-3, 6-2; Lauren Scism (Shelby Crest) def. Carter Jeurgens (Northern Guilford) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; Payton Holt (West Rowan) def. Caroline Harris (Hampstead Topsail) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2; Adrienne Haynes (Asheville) def. Megan Smith (Cameron Union Pines) 6-0, 6-0; Rachel Zubrinsky (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Carmen Jordan (Hampstead Topsail) 7-6 (1), 7-6 (4).  
 
Singles—Quarterfinals
            Smith (West Henderson) def. Sutton (Eastern Wayne) 6-2, 6-1; Jiang (Cox Mill) def. Lutz (Kings Mountain) 6-0, 6-0; Scism (Crest) def. Holt (West Rowan) 6-3, 6-1; Haynes (Asheville) def. Zubrinsky (Marvin Ridge) 6-0, 6-1.
 
Singles—Semifinals
            Savannah Smith (West Henderson) vs. Sarah Jiang (Concord Cox Mill)
        Lauren Scism (Shelby Crest) vs. Adrienne Haynes (Asheville)
 
Doubles—First Round
      Brenna Bryant-Chandler Brice (Rocky Mount) def. Ashley Robinson-Andrea Brenk (Concord) 6-2, 6-1; Gabby Kmiec-Carolina Coch (Chapel Hill) def, Hannah Farmer-Shruti Patel (Enka) 6-4, 6-0; Sarah Merrill-Jillian Paris (Weddington) def. Sabrina Johnson-Casey Belom (Pikeville Charles B. Aycock) 6-1, 6-0; Huda McGraw-Sophia McGraw (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Kendall Gilliam-Mary Elaine Bridges (West Henderson) 6-0, 6-0; Mary Beth Jackson-Hailee Haymore (Cameron Union Pines) def. Ellie Hunt-Jenny Kerley (Hickory St. Stephens) 6-1, 6-0; Taylor Freeman-Sarah Richardson (Thomasville Ledford) def. Liz Short-Kate Hanson (Wilson Fike) 6-1, 6-3; Kristie Kim-Mary Hamrick (Asheville) def. Ellen Yu-Joy Stouffer (Chapel Hill) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; Eliza Fike-Mary Blair Thompson (Rocky Mount) def. Ryleigh Burns-Hannah Scott (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
 
Doubles—Quarterfinals
      Bryant-Brice (Rocky Mount) def. Kmiec-Coch (Chapel Hill) 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-0; H. McGraw-S. McGraw (Terry Sanford) def. Merrill-Paris (Weddington) 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4); Jackson-Haymore (Union Pines) def. Freeman-Richardson (Ledford) 6-1, 6-2; Kim-Hamrick (Asheville) def. Fike-Thompson (Rocky Mount) 6-2, 6-3.
 
Doubles—Semifinals, Saturday 9 am
    Brenna Bryant-Chandler Brice (Rocky Mount) vs. Huda McGraw-Sophia McGraw (Fayetteville Terry Sanford)
    Mary Beth Jackson-Hailee Haymore (Cameron Union Pines) vs. Kristie Kim-Mary Hamrick (Asheville)

 

4-A WOMEN'S TENNIS

PANTHER CREEK PAIR CLOSER TO 4TH STRAIGHT DOUBLES STATE TITLE
 

            RALEIGH–  Sammi Smith and Jordan Strickland of Cary Panther Creek took a couple of steps toward a fourth consecutive doubles championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s tennis championships on Friday at the Millbrook Exchange Park.
            The Panther Creek pair won both of their Friday matches in straight sets to set up a Saturday morning semifinal against Caroline Igo and Summer Jacobs of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons. The only time that feat of four straight titles was accomplished in doubles was by Lisa and Margit Monaco of Fayetteville Terry Sanford in 1977-80, when the tournament was an open event.
            Wake County is having a strong showing in the 4-A championships, as all four of the doubles teams in the semifinals are from schools located in Wake County and two of the four singles semifinalists.
            Susanne Boyden of Raleigh Wakefield, who had a bye in the opening round, won easily in her only Friday match and will play in a Saturday morning semifinal against Lauren Gish of Lake Norman. Myers Park’s Maddie Weber faces Panther Creek’s Amanda Cyr in the other singles semifinal.
 
 
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2015 4-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh

 
Singles-First Round
       Sophie Bishoff (Durham Riverside) def. Francis Reed (Greenville Rose) 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6); Maddie Weber (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Orla Labiche (Cary Panther Creek) 6-1, 6-3; Laura Becker (Davie County) def. Molly Holton (New Bern) 6-0, 6-0; Amanda Cyr (Cary Panther Creek) def. Hailey Simon (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) 6-0, 6-1; Susanne Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield), bye; Ellis Brown (Greensboro Page) def. Emma Landry (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 6-1, 6-1; Lauren Gish (Lake Norman) def. Karena Zhang (Cary Green Hope) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); Savannah Bright (East Chapel Hill) def, Kara Ferner (Wilmington Hoggard) 6-0, 6-1.
 
Singles—Quarterfinals
     Weber (Myers Park) def. Bishoff (Riverside) 6-0, 2-6, 6-0; Cyr (Panther Creek) def. Becker (Davie) 6-1, 6-1; Boyden (Wakefield) def. Brown (Page) 6-0, 6-1; Gish (Lake Norman) def. Bright (East Chapel Hill) 6-1, 6-0.
 
Singles—Semifinals, Saturday 9 am
            Maddie Weber (Charlotte Myers Park) vs. Amanda Cyr (Cary Panther Creek)
            Susanne Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) vs. Lauren Gish (Lake Norman)
 
Doubles—First Round
           Jasmine Fuchs-Haley Wofford (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Erin Nesselroade-Anna Porcelli (Wilmington Laney) 6-4, 6-0; Sibel Tanik-Sofia Anthony (Raleigh Sanderson) def. Katie Soden-Gaby Soden (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-4, 6-1; Lizzie Galush-Jenna Knors (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Emily Hodges-Paige Sumner (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 6-0, 6-0; Megan Leonard-Rachel Marthinsen (Charlotte Catholic) def. Dylan Cannon-Anna Scott Holshouser (Raleigh Sanderson) 6-3, 7-5;  Sammi Smith-Jordan Strickland (Cary Panther Creek) def. Abby Scheper-Sullivan Higson (Charlotte Providence) 6-1, 6-0; Hannah Ansari-Carolyn Ansari (Greensboro Page) def. Claudia Ray-Chappy Ray (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 7-5, 6-1; Aishani Tingare-Melody Zhang (Cary Panther Creek) def. Catie Nelson-Lizzie Fiepke (Charlotte Catholic) 7-5, 6-2;  Caroline Igo-Summer Jacobs (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Suzie Schoolfield-Kendall Hanks (Wilmington Laney) 6-4, 6-0.
 
Doubles—Quarterfinals
           Tanik-Anthony (Sanderson) def. Fuchs-Wofford (Northwest Guilford) 6-2, 6-0; Galush-Knors (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Leonard-Marthinsen (Charlotte Catholic) 6-1, 6-4; Smith-Strickland (Panther Creek) def. Ansari-Ansari (Page) 6-4, 6-2; Igo-Jacobs (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Tingare-Zhang (Panther Creek) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
 
Doubles—Semifinals, Saturday 9 am
            Sibel Tanik-Sofia Anthony (Raleigh Sanderson) vs. Lizzie Galush-Jenna Knors (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)
            Sammi Smith-Jordan Strickland (Cary Panther Creek) vs. Caroline Igo-Summer Jacobs (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)