NCHSAA State 2-A Girl’s Tennis Championships – 1st Day

Posted by Press Release on October 25, 2013 at 6:40 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article


CARY— Defending singles champion Nancy Bridges of Shelby lost only three games in four sets on Friday to take a pair of wins in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women’s tennis tournament at the Cary Tennis Center.

Bridges will take on Hannah Archer of Lake Norman Charter in one Saturday semifinal, with Archer not losing a single game in her two Friday victories. Anni Neiss of Franklin plays Cassidy Shell of Catawba Bandys in the other singles semifinal.

In doubles, Taylor Snowden and Emma McLeod of Brevard are seeking a second consecutive state championship and advanced to the semifinals with a pair of wins. The Brevard team will face the Salisbury duo of Kayla Honeycutt and Anna Flynn in the semifinals.

The other Salisbury team, Alexandra Drye and Madeline Hoskins, had a couple of impressive performances, losing only two games in four sets. Drye and Hoskins will face Carrboro’s Danielle Sawyer and Olivia Shaheen.

Action is slated to get underway at nine o’clock Saturday morning.


Cary Tennis Center, Cary
Singles—First Round
Anni Neiss (Franklin) def. Kate Power (Kill Devil Hills First Flight), default; Grace Steinman (Salisbury) def. Jessie Huang (Durham NC School of Science and Math) 6-0, 6-3; Cassidy Shell (Catawba Bandys) def. MacKenzie Butts (Greene Central) 6-1, 6-1; Sarah Glasco (North Surry) def. Ashton Daniel (Reidsville) 6-1, 6-1; Lydia Yuan (Durham NC School of Science and Math) def. Marlee Wilmoth (Surry Central) 6-1, 7-6 (6); Nancy Bridges (Shelby) def. Rebekah Bryant (East Duplin) 6-0, 6-0; Kathryn Rusher (Salisbury) def. Madison Poupard (Franklinton) 6-3, 6-1; Hannah Archer (Lake Norman Charter) def. Caroline Cowan (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) 6-0,6-0.

Neiss (Franklin) def. Steinman (Salisbury) 6-0, 6-3; Shell (Bandys) def. Glasco (North Surry) 6-0, 6-0; Bridges (Shelby) def. Yuan (NCSSM) 6-2, 6-1; Archer (Lake Norman Charter) def. Rusher (Salisbury) 6-0, 6-0.

Singles—Semifinals on Saturday at 9 am
Anni Neiss (Franklin) vs. Cassidy Shell (Catawba Bandys)
Nancy Bridges (Shelby) vs. Hannah Archer (Lake Norman Charter)

Doubles—First Round
Ellie Whichard-Peri Peeler (Edenton Holmes) def. Molly Black-Cenyu Yang (Maiden) 7-5, 6-2; Kayla Honeycutt-Anna Flynn (Salisbury) def. Lindsay Tate-Bethany Pyrtle (Siler City Jordan-Matthews) 6-0, 6-2; Taylor Snowdon-Emma McLeod (Brevard) def. Taylor Keel-Lindsay May (Greene Central) 6-2, 6-1; Gabrielle Beaudry-Rebecca Liu (Durham NC School of Science and Math) def. Emerson Hayes-Maggie Lancaster (Lexington) 7-5, 6-1; Danielle Sawyer-Olivia Shaheen (Carrboro) def. Kaley Williford-Rachel Nance (Monroe Central Academy) 6-2, 7-5; Sravya Uppalapati-Lauren Loveless (Lake Norman Charter) def. Caroline Smith-Haley Beamon (Wilson Beddingfield) 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3; Alexandra Drye-Madeline Hoskins (Salisbury) def. Hannah Smith-Caroline Barwick (Clinton) 6-0, 6-1; Riley Zopp-Cassandra Monday (Valdese Draughn) def. Kate Whichard-Hannah Nixon (Edenton Holmes) 6-0, 6-0

Honeycutt-Flynn (Salisbury) def. Whichard-Peeler (Holmes) 6-0, 6-2; Snowden-McLeod (Brevard) def. Beaudry-Liu (NCSSM) 6-1, 7-5; Sawyer-Shaheen (Carrboro) def. Uppalapati-Loveless (Lake Norman Charter) 6-1, 6-4; Drye-Hoskins (Salisbury) def. Zopp-Monday (Draughn) 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles—Semifinals on Saturday at 9 am
Kayla Honeycutt-Anna Flynn (Salisbury) vs. Taylor Snowdon-Emma McLeod (Brevard)
Danielle Sawyer-Olivia Shaheen (Carrboro) vs. Alexandra Drye-Madeline Hoskins (Salisbury)

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