1-A NCHSAA MEN’S TENNIS—FINAL
HENDERSONVILLE’S FUQUA TAKES 1-A CROWN, ELKIN PAIR WINS DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
CARY — Jacob Fuqua of Hendersonville rolled to a straight set victory on Saturday morning to win the singles championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Fuqua defeated Dylan Cuddington of Rosewood 6-2, 6-1 in the title match after losing only four games in four sets in his two Friday victories.
Cuddington had survived a long three-set match in the semifinals on Friday against John Latimer of Misenheimer Gray Stone Day to move into the championship.
Macy, the singles winner a year ago and runner-up in both 2010 and ‘11, teamed this time with Ryan Schell of Elkin in doubles and the Buckin’ Elks duo won the championship in a tough three-setter. Macy and Schell defeated Kevin Weckworth and Sam McLaughry of Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 for the title. The Elkin team had advanced to the championship match by losing only one game in four sets in a pair of Friday victories.
Weckworth had been a part of the last two doubles championship teams at 1-A, teaming with a different partner each year to earn the title for Bishop McGuinness and making his third straight trip to the finals.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2013 MEN’S 1-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center—Saturday’s Results
Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) def. Dylan Cuddington (Rosewood) 6-2, 6-1.
Tyler Macy-Ryan Schell (Elkin) def.Kevin Weckworth-Sam McLaughry (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.