WILLETTS MOVES CLOSER TO 4-A SINGLES CROWN; ALL WAKE COUNTY FINAL IN DOUBLES
RALEIGH– Chloe Willietts of Winston-Salam R.J. Reynolds moved a step closer to her second state singles crown on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s tennis tournament at the Millbrook Exchange Park.
Willetts, who earned the 2009 crown as a freshman, won three matches on Friday to move into Saturday morning’s championship. The decision was made to play three rounds on Friday with the threat of inclement weather on Saturday.
Willetts defeated Cary’s Jamie Rogers 6-4, 6-2, in the semifinals and now will battle Raleigh Broughton’s Maggie Kane in the singles final. Kane teamed with her sister Katie to win the doubles crown in 2010 and were runners-up last year
Last year’s singles finalists, champion Hannah Templeton of Greensboro Page and runner-up McKayla Zupan of Wilmington Hoggard, won their opening round matches but each lost in the quarterfinals.
In doubles, Adrienne Overcash and Kara Summerford of Broughton will face Sammi Smith and Jordan Strickland of Cary Panther Creek in an all-Wake County state championship after an all-Wake County semifinal.
Finals are scheduled for 8:30 Saturday morning at the Millbrook Exchange Park, unless inclement weather forces play indoors at N.C. State.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2012 WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
4-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh
McKayla Zupan (Wilmington Hoggard) def. Astrid Pascua (Greensboro Grimsley) 6-2, 6-0; Jamie Rogers (Cary) def. Briana Bodner (Cornelius Hough) 6-3, 6-1; Chloe Willetts (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) def. Campbell Cooper (Wilmington New Hanover) 6-0, 6-0; Susanne Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Gabby Moore (Hough) 6-1, 6-0; Maggie Kane (Raleigh Broughton) def. Meredith Smith (Watauga) 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Templeton (Greensboro Page) def. Helen Zhang (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) 6-2, 6-2; Hollie Champion (Matthews David Butler) def. Megan Smith (Cary Panther Creek) by default; Elizabeth Ansari (Greensboro Page) def. Emma Caroline Edge (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) 6-1, 6-3.
Rogers (Cary) def. Zupan (Hoggard) 6-0, 7-6(2); Willette (R.J. Reynolds) def. Boyden (Wakefield) 6-1, 6-4; Kane (Broughton) def. Templeton (Page) 0-6, 6-4, (10-7); Champion (Butler) def. Ansari (Page) 6-1, 6-4.
Willetts (R.J. Reynolds) def. Rogers (Cary) 6-4, 6-2; Kane (Broughton) def. Champion (Butler) 6-3, 6-1.
Chloe Willlets (Winston-Salem R. J. Reynolds) vs. Maggie Kane (Raleigh Broughton), 8:30 am
Julia Hamrick-Carolina Chao (Greensboro Grimsley) def. Gabby Khoury-Emily Clark (Greenville Rose) by default; Adrienne Overcash-Kara Summerford (Raleigh Broughton) def. Bella Dokell-Mary Scott Lowery (Lake Norman) 6-1, 6-0; Majdou Lavoie-Alex Silver (Greensboro Grimsley) def.Louisa Cone-Erin Nesselroade (Wilmington Laney) 6-3, 6-0; Lauren McCorquodale-Savannah Taranto (Raleigh Millbrook) vs Haley Tan-Camie Hobson (Charlotte Providence) 6-0, 6-2; Sammi Smith-Jordan Strickland (Cary Panther Creek) vs. Havyn Colon-Sarah Fenwick (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) 6-1, 6-1; J. Klages-Miller–Christiana Woodard (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) def. Huda McGraw-Laura Hatcher (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) 6-3, 6-2; Kelsey Boole-Olivia King (Raleigh Broughton) def. Constance Crisp-Elizabeth Farley (Lake Norman) 6-0, 6-0;Claire Lieberman-Trisha Slehria (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Joelle Fuchs-Jasmine Fuchs (Northwest Guilford) 6-4, 3-6, (10-8).
Overcash-Summerford (Broughton) def. Hamrick-Chao (Grimsley) 6-1, 6-1; McCorquodale-Taranto (Millbrook) def. Lavoie-Silver (Grimsley) 3-6, 7-6(6), (10-8); Smith-Strickland (Panther Creek) def. Klages-Miller–Woodard (R.J. Reynolds) 6-1, 6-1; Boole-King (Broughton) def. Liberman-Slehria (Terry Sanford) 6-0, 6-3.
Overcash-Summerford (Broughton) def. McCorquodale-Taranto (Millbrook) 6-3, 6-3;
Smith-Strickland (Panther Creek) def. Boole-King (Broughton) 6-1, 6-2.
Adrienne Overcash-Kara Summerford (Raleigh Broughton) vs. Sammi Smith-Jordan Strickland (Cary Panther Creek), 8:30 am