NCHSAA State 3-A Boy’s Tennis Championships

Posted by Press Release on May 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

3-A NCHSAA MEN’S TENNIS — FINAL

CARDINAL GIBBONS TAKES TITLES IN NCHSAA 3-A TENNIS

BURLINGTON– Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons players won both the singles and the doubles championships on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men’s tennis championships at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center.

Robert Kelly of Gibbons scored a straight-set triumph over Charlotte Catholic’s Riley Brosnan in the finals 6-1, 6-2, after ousting Lenoir Hibriten’s Paul Hogan in the semifinal round. Kelly had a great tournament, dropping only seven games total in winning his four matches and eight sets.

In doubles, the team of Matt Galush and Noah Constantine of Cardinal Gibbons won the championship by 6-2, 6-1 over Concord’s B.J. Beecher and Ryan Harvey. The Gibbons team beat the Weddington duo of Steven Denny and Sahil Vasa 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals earlier Saturday morning.

Then the spirit of sportsmanship that often shows itself in high school athletics came to the forefront, The Concord and Charlotte Catholic doubles teams, which had really battled in a morning semifinal, decided that they wanted to eat lunch together after the championships were over. But they went looking for a place where they could play ping pong against one another before they sat down to eat.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2013 MEN’S 3-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Burlington Tennis Center: Saturday’s Results

SINGLES — SEMIFINALS
Riley Brosnan (Charlotte Catholic) def. Austin Allen (Asheboro) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3; Robert Kelly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Paul Hogan (Lenoir Hibriten) 6-2, 6-1.

SINGLES – CHAMPIONSHIP
Kelly (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Brosnan (Charlotte Catholic) 6-1, 6-2.

DOUBLES — SEMIFINALS
B.J. Beecher-Ryan Harvey (Concord) def. Nick Russo-Drew Connery (Charlotte Catholic) 6-4, 6-4; Matt Galush-Noah Constantine (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Steven Denny-Sahil Vasa (Weddington) 6-2, 6-1.

DOUBLES – CHAMPIONSHIP
Galush-Constantine (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Beecher-Harvey (Concord) 6-2, 6-1.


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