Page, Hickory, Salisbury, Jordan-matthews Win Tennis Titles

BURLINGTON — Greensboro Page won its third consecutive North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A women’s dual team tennis title on Saturday as the Pirates defeated Raleigh Broughton 5-2 in action on a cold Saturday at the Burlington Tennis Center.

Page finished the season 20-0 and won its 59th consecutive dual match. It was the fifth consecutive year the two teams met in the finals.

Broughton wound up 17-1 on the year and made its 12th consecutive visit in the dual-team championships. The Caps won the last two singles matches but Page’s victory at number-one doubles secured the title.

Hickory captured the 3-A crown, capping an 18-0 season by defeating Cameron Union Pines 5-1. The Red Tornadoes won their second state crown in six appearances in the final and dealt Union Pines its only loss in 19 starts;

Salisbury earned the 2-A title, its fourth overall, downing Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 5-1 to finish the year 22-1. Siler City Jordan-Matthews took the 1-A championship by blanking Hampstead Topsail 6-0 to complete a perfect 21-0 campaign.

Wendy’s and the Carolina Ford Dealers are the presenting sponsors of the NCHSAA sports program, while the North Carolina Tennis Association-Southern Section and the North Carolina Tennis Foundation are the host sponsors.



Burlington Tennis Center

Saturday’s Results

Class 1-A: Siler City Jordan-Matthews 6, Hampstead Topsail 0

Singles: Michelle Pyrtle (JM) def. Kaitlen Powers 6-3, 6-2; Jennifer Dameron (JM) def. Martha Morris 6-2, 6-1; Molly Parks (JM) def. Brittany Cockrell 6-3, 6-4; Taylor Roper (JM) def. Kylie Moeller 6-0, 6-0; Brittany Woolard (JM) def. Jessie Patterson 6-3, 6-0; Chelsea Hurt (JM) def. Kendra Kessler 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles not played.

Class 2-A: Salisbury 5, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 1

Singles: Nancy Reilly (CG) def. Susie Wear 6-3, 6-3; Casey Collins (Sal) def. Scottie Whiteley 6-1, 6-3; Hannah Lebowitz (Sal) def. Fiona Steer 6-1, 6-1; Chris Leonard (Sal) def. Catherine Norris 6-3, 6-0; Meredith Weisler (Sal) def. Casey Perriccio 3-6, 6-2, (12-10); Ellen Emerson (Sal) def. Chelsea Gailley 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles not played.

Class 3-A: Hickory 5, Cameron Union Pines 1

Singles: Neena Wanko (UP) def. Emily Mauser 6-2, 6-1; Stephani Synn (H) def. Katie Kelly 6-1, 6-2; Stephanie Teague (H) def. Natasha Whetzel 6-1, 6-2; Julie Anderson (H) def. Lydia Stalls 7-6 (8), 6-4; Caitlin Phillips (H) def. Maura Lenahan 6-1, 6-2; Ana Juerges (H) def. Kendra Black 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles not played.

Class 4-A: Greensboro Page 5, Raleigh Broughton 2

Singles: Melissa Wolf (Page) def. Marianne Simpson 6-3, 7-5; Caroline Newman (Page) def. Martha Williams 6-1, 6-1; Jennifer Stone (Page) def. Katy Plott 6-0, 6-1; Jennifer Ansari (Page) def. Hannah Waddell 6-0,6-3; Caitie Walters (B) def. Madison Owsley 6-4, 0-6, (10-5); Ali Carlino (B) def. Christine Ruggiero 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles: Caroline Newman-Jennifer Stone (Page) def. Marianne Simpson-Martha Williams 10-0; other doubles were not completed—Katy Platt-Hannah Waddell (B) vs. Melissa Wolf-Jennifer Ansari (Page); Caitie Walters-Ali Carlino (B) vs. Christine Ruggiero-Preston Stakias (Page).