CARY— The top seeds in both singles and doubles advanced with little trouble on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association men’s 2-A tennis championship at the Cary Tennis Center.
The top-seeded singles player, Will Rollinson of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, and the number-one doubles duo from Cardinal Gibbons of Clark Howell and Evan Goff each won both of their matches in straight sets to move into the Saturday morning semifinals.
A battle of unbeatens looms in one singles semifinal as Rollinson (17-0) will face William Gray (27-0) of Kill Devil Hills First Flight, who lost only seven games in four sets on Friday. The other semifinal will send Ryan Daly of Cardinal Gibbons against Britton Webb of Orange.
All of the Cardinal Gibbons entries, two in singles and two in doubles, moved into the semifinals. Howell and Goff will face the third-seeded pair of Alex Boehling and Collins Small from Edenton Holmes. The other Gibbons doubles team of Jeff Fadool and Jon Fedorkowicz will tackle the tournament’s number-two seed, Zach Henson and Steve Harenburg of Brevard.
Semifinals will start at nine o’clock Saturday morning with the championship matches to be played early Saturday afternoon.
Wendy’s and the Carolinas Ford Dealers are the presenting sponsors for the NCHSAA sports program.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2006 STATE 2-A MEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center, Cary
Will Rollinson (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Chris Knowles (North Henderson) 6-3, 6-1; Allen Grane (Mayodan McMichael) def. Matt Lamone (West Lincoln) 6-4,6-7(6),6-1; William Gray (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) def. Phillip Brame (Wilkes Central) 6-3,6-0; Andrew Gryson (Brevard) def. Joseph Hernandez (Swansboro) 6-1,6-0; Ryan Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Drew Keener (East Lincoln) 6-1,6-1;
Taylor Sullivan (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) def. Forrest Bridges (Shelby) 6-4,6-3; Britton Webb (Orange) def. Robert Benitez (Lenoir Hibriten) 6-3,6-3; Tyler Beck (Lexington) def. Bradley Walters (St. Pauls) 6-1,6-2.
Rollinson (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Grane (Mayodan McMichael) 6-2, 6-2; Gray (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) def. Gryson (Brevard) 6-2, 6-2; Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Sullivan (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) 7-6(2), 6-1; Webb (Orange) def. Beck (Lexington) 7-6 (6), 6-3.
Will Rollins (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, 18-0) vs. William Gray (Kill Devil Hills First Flight, 27-0)
Ryan Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, 18-1) vs. Britton Webb (Orange, 25-2)
Clark Howell-Evan Goff (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Chad Anderson-Sean Brooks (North Henderson) 6-1,6-0; Matt Short-Taylor Tharrington (Warren County) def. John Jones-Kaleb Unverfehrt (Newton-Conover) 7-6(6), 6-2; Alex Boehling-Collins Small (Edenton Holmes) def. George Lampron-Daniel Paulk (North Lincoln) 6-3,6-4; Travis Moore-Banks Nimmo (Greene Central) def. Lee Belton-Justin Renegar (Boonville Starmount) 6-0,6-4; Mike Potocki-Nick Summerford (Edenton Holmes) def. Matt Koontz-Ross Lackey (Ledford) 7-5,6-3; Jeff Fadool-Jon Fedorkowicz (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Cody Simpson-Matthew Riggan (Surry Central) 6-4,6-1; Andy Schmidt-Alan Pernell (Newton-Conover) def. Pierce Herring-Ian Cook (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) 6-3,5-7,6-3; Zach Henson-Steve Harenburg (Brevard) def. Wesley Davis-Brad Lowman (Clinton) 6-1,6-0.
Howell-Goff (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Short-Tharrington (Warren County) 6-1, 6-1; Boehling-Small (Edenton Holmes) def. Moore-Nimmo (Greene Central) 6-2, 6-2; Fadool-Ferdorkowicz (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Potocki-Summerford (Edenton Holmes) 6-0, 6-2; Henson-Harenburg (Brevard) def. Schmidt-Pernell (Newton-Conover) 6-1, 6-2.
Clark Howell-Evan Goff (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons,13-0) vs. Alex Boehling-Collins Small (Edenton Holmes)
Jeff Fadool-Jon Fedorkowicz (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, 27-4) vs. Zach Henson-Steve Harenburg (Brevard,19-1)