2-A NCHSAA MEN’S TENNIS—FIRST DAY
FRESHMEN FROM CARRBORO, SHELBY TO MEET FOR 2-A SINGLES CROWN
CARY– Two freshmen will square off for the singles championship after a grueling day of action Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
With the threat of inclement weather on Saturday, three rounds were played on the opening day of the championships, and after the long day Brian Freiburghouse of Carrboro and Marshall Parker of Shelby were the only singles players to have won three matches apiece.
Parker went through fairly easily, losing only three games in his six sets. Freiburghouse survived a tough three-set match in the quarterfinals, rallying in the third set to beat Garrett Lakey of Wilkes Central 7-6(2) 5-7, 6-2, and then won the final match of the evening by 6-3, 6-4 over Zac Marion of Hillsborough Cedar Ridge in the semifinals.
A Newton-Conover team will attempt to win the 2-A doubles championship for the fourth year in a row. John Tate and Tyler Barrymore of the Red Devils will take on Bobby Decker and Eli Hile of Black Mountain Charles D. Owen for the title. Decker and Hile had one of the toughest matches in the doubles draw, outlasting Ray Webb Parker and Will Lutz of Shelby in three sets, with both of the sets they won by tiebreakers.
Tate teamed with Ryan Lampe to win the doubles championship last year.
Action in the finals is slated to start at 8:30 Saturday morning.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2013 MEN’S 2-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center—Friday’s Results
Anthony Brennan (Swansboro) def. Austin Barker (North Surry) 6-2, 6-0; Zac Marion (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge) def. Grant Buckner (Burnsville Mountain Heritage) 3-6, 7-5, (7-4); Garrett Lakey (Wilkes Central) def. Robby Taylor (Greene Central) 6-4, 6-3; Brian Freiburghouse (Carrboro) def. Ryen Reid (Newton-Conover) 7-5, 6-4; Max Fritsch (Carrboro) def. Ben Keefer (Black Mountain Charles D. Owen) 7-5, 6-2; Levi Bruff (Central Davidson) def. Lane Long (Tarboro) 6-2, 6-2; Marshall Parker (Shelby) def. Blake Covington (Reidsville) 6-0, 6-0; Eben Wells (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) def. Brett Moore (West Davidson) 6-1, 6-0.
Marion (Cedar Ridge) def. Brennan (Swansboro) 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3; Freiburghouse (Carrboro) def. Lakey (Wilkes Central) 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-2; Fritsch (Carrboro) def. Bruff (Central Davidson) 6-0, 6-0; Parker (Shelby) def. Wells (First Flight) 6-1, 6-1.
Freiburghouse (Carrboro) def. Marion (Cedar Ridge) 6-3, 6-4; Parker (Shelby) def. Fritsch (Carrboro) 6-1, 6-0.
Brian Freiburghouse (Carrboro) vs. Marshall Parker (Shelby), Saturday 8:30 am
Parks Tompkins-Brady Trevisan (Hampstead Topsail) def. Luke Haymore-Colby Chilton (Surry Central) 6-0, 6-0; Ray Webb Parker-Will Lutz (Shelby) def. Tanner Roach-Aaron Hiller (Carrboro) 6-1, 6-3; Brock Overcash-Clint Comadoll (Salisbury) def. Peter Alfano-Jackson Winchester (Newport Croatan) 6-1, 6-2; Bobby Decker-Eli Hile (Black Mountain Charles D. Owen) def. Chase Pruitt-Hunter Dean (Trinity) 6-1, 6-3; Jake Zinn-Paul Flournoy (Carrboro) def. A.J. Key-Yeng Yang (Maiden) 7-6 (2), 7-5; Robbie Whitlock-Shaun Howell (Cuthbertson) def. Paul Nguyen-Robbie Collins (Tarboro) 6-0, 6-2; John Tate-Tyler Barrymore (Newton-Conover) def. Garrett Freese-Grant Poupard (Franklinton) 6-1, 6-1; Hunter Mitchell-Victor Finlay (East Davidson) def. Foster Hawkins-Parker Luhring (Hampstead Topsail) 7-5, 6-4.
Parker-Lutz (Shelby) def. Tompkins-Trevisan (Topsail) 6-2, 6-3; Decker-Hile (C.D. Owen) def. Overcash-Comadoll (Salisbury) 6-3, 6-3; Whitlock-Howell (Cuthbertson) def. Zinn-Flournoy (Carrboro) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; Tate-Barrymore (Newton-Conover) def. Mitchell-Finlay (East Davidson) 6-1, 6-1.
Decker-Hile (C.D. Owen) def. Parker-Lutz (Shelby) 7-6(6), 2-6, 7-6(3); Tate-Barrymore (Newton-Conover) def Whitlock-Howell (Cuthbertson) 6-2, 6-0.
Bobby Decker-Eli Hile (Black Mountain Charles D. Owen) vs. John Tate-Tyler Barrymore (Newton-Conover), Saturday 8:30 am