BURLINGTON -- Bo Boyden of Raleigh Wakefield was named the Most Valuable Player as Wakefield blanked Greensboro Page 5-1 for the 4-A championship on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 25th annual state men’s dual team finals at the Burlington Tennis Center.
Boyden won the number one singles match with relative ease over Hardy Brown in straight 6-1 sets to culminate a great high school career. He teamed with Jensen Martin last week to win the NCHSAA 4-A doubles championship and prior to this year had earned a singles state crown and had a runner-up finish as well.
Wakefield was in the championship match for the third time in four years and won its second dual team title during that span, finishing a perfect 21-0 season. Page, in its fifth men’s dual team final and with two previous state titles, ended the year 14-2.
Carrboro, in the 2-A championship match for the fourth consecutive year, won its second straight state title over Brevard, winning this time by a 5-2 count.
Carrboro’s Jason Wykoff won at six singles, one of four matches in singles the Jaguars won after Brevard won the top two, and then combined with Sean Ross to win at number-three doubles and clinch the title. Fritsch was named MVP.
Carrboro ended the season 14-1 while Brevard, in the finals for the third time, suffered its first loss in 17 dual team matches.
The closest championship of the day—and by far the longest-- was a grueling 3-A final with Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons and Waxhaw Marvin Ridge splitting the singles matches 3-3 to force the final into decisive doubles play. Three of the six singles matches split sets.
And then each team won a doubles match, so it boiled down to the number-one doubles going into a tiebreaker after the pro set went 10-10. John Hatala and Avanish Madhavaram of Marvin Ridge prevailed 11-10 in a thriller, winning the tiebreaker 7-3 over Matt Galush and Jim Mantyh.
Hatala, who also won at the number-two singles, was named MVP of the final.
Gibbons made its 10th straight appearance in the championships in two different classifications and had its consecutive state title streak snapped at four. The Crusaders inished its season at 22-5 while Marvin Ridge finished a perfect 18-0 campaign.
In the 1-A championship, Raleigh Charter dropped the first two singles matches, including one by 1-A singles state champ Max Vicario, but went on to score a 5-2 triumph over Mooresville Pine Lake Prep.
Raleigh Charter got the clincher when Cole Esleeck and Dennis Smith, who won at five and six singles respectively, took the number three doubles. Joseph Fisher, who won at the third singles, was selected as the MVP of the championship.
Raleigh Charter, in the finals for the third time, won its second NCHSAA title and finished the year 11-0 in dual team matches. Pine Lake Prep wound up 12-2 overall.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
25th ANNUAL DUAL TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS--BURLINGTON TENNIS CENTER
CLASS 4-A: RALEIGH WAKEFIELD 5, GREENSBORO PAGE 1
SINGLES: Bo Boyden (W) def. Hardy Brown 6-1, 6-1; Jensen Martin (W) def. Jack Oldis 6-3, 7-6(5), Blake Carter (W) def. Henry Enochs 6-0, 6-2; Nico Grewe (W) def. Michael Bass 7-6 (5), 6-3; Lake Ihly (W) def. Charlie Snipes 6-1, 6-4; Mason Kolls (P) def. Robert Belonga 6-0, 6-0.
DOUBLES: not played with outcome decided.
CLASS 3-A: WAXHAW MARVIN RIDGE 5, RALEIGH CARDINAL GIBBONS 4
SINGLES: Matt Galush (CG) def. George Lovitt 6-2, 6-1; John Hatala (MR) def. Jim Mantyh 6-4, 7-5; Avanish Madhavaram (MR) def. Kyler Zadell 6-4, 3-6, (10-7); Hayden Wohlfarth (MR) def. Brody Chapman 6-1, 6-0; Kyle Fitzgerald (CG) def. Woody Watson 5-7, 6-3, (10-3); Louie Velasco (CG) def. Michael Kronovet 6-2, 1-6, (10-8).
DOUBLES: Hatala-Madhavaram (MR) def. Galush-Mantyh 11-10 (7-3);Lovitt-Watson (MR) def. Zadell-Chapman 10-4; Fitzgerald-Velasco (CG) def. Wohlfarth-Liam Florian 10-7.
CLASS 2-A: CARRBORO 5, BREVARD 2
SINGLES: Joseph Schraeder (B) def. Max Fritsch 6-2, 6-3; Liam Baer (B) def. Brian Freiburghouse 6-2, 6-2; Zach Anderson (C) def. Andy McCall 6-1, 6-2; Jake Zinn (C) def. Joe Roberts 7-6(5), 6-4; Andre Javan (C) def. Charles Kang 7-5, 6-2; Jason Wykoff (C) def. Cameron Wilson 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES: Fritsch-Zinn (C) led McCall-Roberts 8-0 when match stopped with outcome decided; Schraeder-Wilson (B) led Freiburghouse-Anderson 9-7 when match stopped with outcome decided; Wykoff-Ross (C) def. Baer-Kang 10-3.
CLASS 1-A: RALEIGH CHARTER 5, MOORESVILLE PINE LAKE PREP 2
SINGLES: Max Vicario (PLP) def. Chinna Baskaran 6-0, 6-2; Daniel Crossin (PLP) def. Revant Birla 6-2, 6-1; Joseph Fisher (RC) def. Alex Wrench 6-4, 6-2; Harrison Tseng (RC) def. Brian Forte 6-2, 6-4; Cole Esleeck (RC) def. Parker Simpson 6-1, 7-5; Dennis Smith (RC) def. Sheppard Fowler 6-4, 6-1.
DOUBLES: Vicario-Forte (PLP) led Baskaran-Birla 7-3 when match stopped with outcome decided; Fisher-Tseng (RC) led Crossin-Wrench 7-3 when match stopped with outcome decided; Esleeck-Smith (RC) def. Simpson-Reid Ingram 10-5.