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NCHSAA Women’s Tennis Championships: Final Day Summaries

NCHSAA 1-A WOMEN’S TENNIS

DEININGER WINS NCHSAA 1-A WOMEN’S SINGLES CROWN, BISHOP MCGUINNESS DUO TAKES DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP

      CARY— Marisa Deininger of Community School of Davidson rolled to the state singles title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A women’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center on Saturday morning.
     Deininger, the runner-up in the 2013 state tournament, defeated Morgan Blount of Durham’s Voyager Academy 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match.
     The doubles final was a very competitive match as Morgan Auger and Anna Petrangeli of Kernersville Bishop McGuinness prevailed, beating the Elkin team of Miracle Walters and Morgan Randleman 6-4, 7-5 for the championship.

2015 1-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center, Cary

SATURDAY’S RESULTS
Singles Championship.
    Marisa Deininger (Community School of Davidson) def. Morgan Blount (Durham Voyager Academy) 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles Championship
    Morgan Auger-Anna Petrangeli (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) def. Miracle Walters-Morgan Randleman (Elkin) 6-4, 7-5.

 

NCHSAA 2-A WOMEN’S TENNIS

MAIDEN’S HUFFMAN TAKES SINGLES CROWN, LAKE NORMAN CHARTER TEAM WINS DOUBLES

       CARY—Zoe Huffman of Maiden claimed the singles championship in convincing fashion on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.

       Huffman took the state title with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Lauren Bush of Lake Norman Charter, after winning an earlier semifinal match Saturday morning of Rachel Rice of Durham School of the Arts 6-0, 6-4.

       Olivia Archer and Hannah Archer of Lake Norman Charter made it two state championships in a row, as the Archers swept past Kayla Honeycutt and Kathyrn Rusher of Salisbury in straight sets at love.
    
      Lake Norman Charter had two singles players and two doubles teams qualify for the state championships, and all advanced to Saturday semifinals with Bush in singles and the victorious doubles team getting to the finals. 

2015 2-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center, Cary

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Singles—Semifinals
    Lauren Bush (Lake Norman Charter) def. Lauren Loveless (Lake Norman Charter) 6-2, 6-2; Zoe Huffman (Maiden) def. Rachel Rice (Durham School of the Arts) 6-0, 6-2.

Singles—Championship
    Huffman (Maiden) def. Bush (Lake Norman Charter) 6-0, 6-4.

Doubles—Semifinals
    Kayla Honeycutt-Kathyrn Rusher (Salisbury) def. Zoe Panizza-Emily Chrisman (Lake Norman Charter) 6-1, 6-1; Olivia-Archer-Hannah Archer (Lake Norman Charter) def. Sarah Yuan-Annie Xie (NCSSM) 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles—Championship
    O. Archer-H. Archer (Lake Norman Charter) def. Honeycutt-Rusher (Salisbury) 6-0, 6-0.

 

NCHSAA 3-A WOMEN'S TENNIS

HAYNES OF ASHEVILLE WINS 3-A SINGLES TITLE AGAIN; UNION PINES DUO CAPTURES DOUBLES CROWN

     BURLINGTON–  Defending singles champion Adrienne Haynes of Asheville made it two in a row by winning another title Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.
     Both Haynes, a junior, and Sarah Jiang of Concord Cox Mill won their Saturday morning semifinals in easy straight set victories that lasted only 50 minutes.  Then in the championship, Haynes defeated Jiang by 6-2, 6-4.
     Haynes has been in the state tournament in each of her three high school seasons and lost in the semifinals to Jiang in 2013 before winning the last two crowns. 
     Jiang, who has had a great high school career, qualified for the state tournament four consecutive years and lost to the eventual state champion in each of those years, including finishing as state runner-up on three occasions. 
     Mary Beth Jackson and Hailee Haymore of Cameron Union Pines teamed to win the doubles title, downing Huda McGraw and Sophia McGraw of Fayetteville Terry Sanford in straight 7-5 sets. 
     Jackson was making her fourth appearance in the state championships but the first in doubles after competing in singles in her first three trips to the tournament. 
    

2015 3-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Burlington Tennis Center, Burlington

SATURDAY’S RESULTS
Singles—Semifinals
    Sarah Jiang (Concord Cox Mill) def. Savannah Smith (West Henderson) 6-0, 6-1; Adrienne Haynes (Asheville) def. Lauren Scism (Shelby Crest) 6-0, 6-0.

Singles—Championship
    Haynes (Asheville) def. Jiang (Cox Mill) 6-2, 6-4.

Doubles—Semifinals
     Huda McGraw-Sophia McGraw (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Brenna Bryant-Chandler Brice (Rocky Mount) 6-2, 6-1;  Mary Beth Jackson-Hailee Haymore (Cameron Union Pines) def. Kristie Kim-Mary Hamrick (Asheville) 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles–Championship
    Jackson-Haymore (Union Pines) def. H. McGraw-S. McGraw (Terry Sanford) 7-5, 7-5.

 

 

NCHSAA 4-A WOMEN'S TENNIS

PANTHER CREEK PAIR WINS 4TH STRAIGHT DOUBLES 4-A STATE TITLE, WAKEFIELD’S BOYDEN EARNS 3rd STRAIGHT SINGLES CROWN

       RALEIGH– Two championship streaks were extended on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s tennis championships on Friday at the Millbrook Exchange Park. 
       Sammi Smith and Jordan Strickland of Cary Panther Creek captured their fourth consecutive doubles state championship, and Raleigh Wakefield’s Susanne Boyden won the singles crown for the third year in a row.  
Smith and Strickland clinched their fourth and final state title with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Lizzie Galush and Jenna Knors of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, after the Panther Creek duo did not drop a single game in a sweep past Caroline Igo and Summer Jacobs of Gibbons in a morning semifinal.
      The only time that feat of four straight titles has been accomplished in doubles was by Lisa and Margit Monaco of Fayetteville Terry Sanford in 1977-80, when the tournament was an open event.
      Boyden earned her third straight title by beating Panther Creek’s Amanda Cyr in the singles final, 6-3, 6-0.
      Wake County had a strong showing in the 4-A championships, as all four of the doubles teams in the semifinals were from schools located in Wake County and two of the four singles semifinalists.
    

2015 4-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh

SATURDAY’S RESULTS
Singles—Semifinals
    Amanda Cyr (Cary Panther Creek) def. Maddie Weber (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-2, 6-1;  Susanne Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Lauren Gish (Lake Norman) 6-2, 6-1. 

Singles—Championship
    Boyden (Wakefield) def. Cyr (Panther Creek) 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles—Semifinals
    Lizzie Galush-Jenna Knors (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Sibel Tanik-Sofia Anthony (Raleigh Sanderson) 6-4, 7-5; Sammi Smith-Jordan Strickland (Cary Panther Creek) def. Caroline Igo-Summer Jacobs (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles—Championship
    Smith-Strickland (Panther Creek) def. Galush-Knors (Cardinal Gibbons) 6-3, 6-2.