CARY– Defending singles champion Jordan Jackson of Mount Airy won a pair of matches on Friday to advance to the finals in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A women’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Jackson will take on Hannah Archer of Lake Norman charter for the state championship, a rematch of the regional final last week in which Archer came out on top. Archer also won a pair of matches Friday, losing only three games in four sets.
Jackson is 25-4 on the season and is in the finals for the third straight year, finishing as runner-up in 2010, while Archer has a singles mark of 16-3.
Mount Airy advanced a pair of doubles teams to the semifinals, and the duo of Davi Barbour and Haley Thomas then marched into the finals with a tough straight set win over Monica Kellis and Brynn Hinson of East Montgomery in the semifinal round, 7-5, 6-4.
Barbour and Thomas will play Libby Fowler and Brooke Herlocker of Misenheimer Gray Stone Day for the doubles state crown.
Action is scheduled to start at nine o’clock Saturday morning. If inclement weather occurs, matches will start at 8 am indoors at North Carolina State University.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2012 WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
1-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center, Cary
Meghan Hedgepeth (Misenheimer Gray Stone Day) def. Darden King (Raleigh Charter) 6-2, 6-1; Jordan Jackson (Mount Airy) def. Casey Langer (Franklin Academy) 6-2, 6-0; Hannah Archer (Lake Norman Charter) def. Emily Daniel (Seven Springs Spring Creek) 6-0, 6-0; Kyndall Cortes (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) def. Julissa Quintanilla (North Duplin) 6-0, 6-1.
Jackson (Mount Airy) def. Hedgepeth (Gray Stone Day) 6-2, 6-2; Archer (Lake Norman Charter) def. Cortes (Bishop McGuinness) 6-2, 6-1.
Jordan Jackson (Mount Airy) vs. Hannah Archer (Lake Norman Charter), 9 am (or 8 am at N.C. State if indoors due to weather)
Monica Kellis-Brynn Hinson (East Montgomery) def. Anna Page-Gabrielle Beaudry (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) 7-5, 6-3; Davi Barbour-Haley Thomas (Mount Airy) def. Ashley Spivey-Daijah Faucette (Saxapahaw River Mill Academy) 6-0, 6-1; Libby Fowler-Brooke Herlocker (Misenheimer Gray Stone Day) def. Emma Burroughs-Logan Elkins (West Columbus) 6-0, 6-2; Jade Hughes-Elizabeth Dinkins (Mount Airy) def. Ashleigh Cleveland-Erin Rymiszewski (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) 6-2, 6-0.
Barbour-Thomas (Mount Airy) def. Kellis-Hinson (East Montgomery) 7-5, 6-4; Fowler-Herlocker (Gray Stone Day) def. Hughes-Dinkins (Mount Airy) 6-3, 6-1.
Davi Barbour-Haley Thomas (Mount Airy) vs. Libby Fowler-Brooke Herlocker (Misenheimer Gray Stone Day), 9 am (or 8 am at N.C. State if indoors due to weather)