LAKE NORMAN CHARTER’S ARCHER TAKES 1-A SINGLES TITLE
CARY– Hannah Archer of Lake Norman Charter upended Mount Airy’s Jordan Jackson on Saturday morning for the singles crown in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A women’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Archer defeated defending state champ Jackson in impressive fashion by 6-0, 6-4 to improve her singles mark on the season to 17-3. She won three of her six sets at love in the state tournament and dropped only seven games in six sets.
It was the second straight weekend Archer had topped her Mount Airy rival, as Archer won last weekend in the regional final.
The Misenheimer Gray Stone Day team of Libby Fowler and Brooke Herlocker played brilliantly en route to winning the state doubles championship, rolling past Davi Barbour and Haley Thomas of Mount Airy by 6-1, 6-0.
1-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center, Cary
Hannah Archer (Lake Norman Charter) def. Jordan Jackson (Mount Airy) 6-0, 6-4.
Libby Fowler-Brooke Herlocker (Misenheimer Gray Stone Day) def. Davi Barbour-Haley Thomas (Mount Airy) 6-1, 6-0.
SHELBY’S BRIDGES WINS 2-A SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP; BREVARD PAIR TAKES DOUBLES TITLE
CARY– Shelby’s Nancy Bridges captured the singles championship on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women’s tennis tournament at the Cary Tennis Center.
Bridges rolled past Hunter Hall of Brevard in straight sets by 6-1, 6-2 to take the title. The Shelby standout had defeated defending state champion Kalli Karas of Cuthbertson in Friday’s semifinals.
Hall was very impressive on Friday in winning her three matches, taking five of her six sets at love.
In doubles, the Brevard team of Emma McLeod and Taylor Snowdon outlasted Katelyn Storey and Anna Flynn of Salisbury in a tough three-set match, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. The Brevard pair had beaten another Salisbury duo, Sallie Kate Meyerhoeffer and Alexandra Drye, in a three-setter on Friday in the semifinals.
The decision had been made on Friday to play three rounds with the threat of inclement weather on Saturday, so only the championship matches were played on the tournament’s final day.
2-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center, Cary
Nancy Bridges (Shelby) def. Hunter Hall (Brevard) 6-1, 6-2.
Emma McLeod-Taylor Snowdon (Brevard) def. Katelyn Storey-Anna Flynn (Salisbury) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
DEMOSS WINS 3-A SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP; WEDDINGTON PAIR EARNS DOUBLES CROWN
BURLINGTON– Masey DeMoss of Mayodan Dalton McMichael won a pair of matches on Saturday to take the singles championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s tennis tournament at the Burlington Tennis Center.
DeMoss won the state title with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over freshman Sarah Jiang of Cox Mill in the championship match. She had advanced to the finals with a morning semifinal win in three sets over last year’s state runner-up, Alix Theodossiou of Asheville.
DeMoss finished second in the state tournament in 2010 to Asheville’s MacKenzie LaSure.
The Weddington team of Emma Yates and Heidi Swope battled back to win the state doubles championship, defeating the Charlotte Catholic team of Grace Deering and Rachel Tomchin. Yates and Swope burst to a 4-1 lead in the first set but the Catholic team battled back to take it 6-4. Then the Weddington duo put it together in impressive fashion by winning 6-1, 6-3 to clinch the crown.
Yates and Swope beat another Charlotte Catholic team, Caroline Smith and Christin Kessel, in the morning semifinals.
3-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Burlington Tennis Center, Burlington
Sarah Jiang (Concord Cox Mill) def. Ashton Walker (Pikeville Charles B. Aycock) 6-2, 6-1; Masey DeMoss (Mayodan McMichael) def. Alix Theodossiou (Asheville) 6-1, 0-6, 6-2.
DeMoss (McMichael) def. Jiang (Cox Mill) 6-2, 6-2.
Grace Deering-Rachel Tomchin (Charlotte Catholic) def. Randi Price-Kaley Price (Nash Central) 6-0, 6-1; Emma Yates-Heidi Swope (Weddington) def. Caroline Smith-Christine Kessel (Charlotte Catholic) 6-3, 6-0.
Yates-Swope (Weddington) def. Deering-Tomchin (Charlotte Catholic) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
BROUGHTON’S KANE IS 4-A SINGLES CHAMPION; PANTHER CREEK PAIR EARNS DOUBLES TITLE
RALEIGH– Raleigh Broughton’s Maggie Kane overcame Chloe Willetts of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds to win the singles championship on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s tennis tournament at the indoor courts at North Carolina State University.
The final matches were moved indoors from the Millbrook Exchange Park due to the threat of inclement weather.
Willetts, who was seeking her second individual title after winning the 2009 crown as a freshman, fell to Kane by 7-5, 6-0. Kane teamed with her sister Katie to win the doubles crown in 2010 and then the Broughton pair finished second in doubles 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 on Friday but each lost in the quarterfinals. The decision had been made on Friday to play three rounds with the threat of inclement weather on Saturday, so only the championship matches were played on the tournament’s final day.
The all-Wake County state doubles championship went to the Cary Panther Creek team of Sammi Smith and Jordan Strickland. Smith and Strickland had a fairly easy time in the finals with a convincing 6-0, 6-2 triumph over Adrienne Overcash and Kara Summerford of Broughton, 6-0, 6-2.
4-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
N.C. State University, Raleigh
Maggie Kane (Raleigh Broughton) def. Chloe Willlets (Winston-Salem R. J. Reynolds) 7-5, 6-0.
Sammi Smith-Jordan Strickland (Cary Panther Creek) def. Adrienne Overcash-Kara Summerford (Raleigh Broughton) 6-0, 6-2.