CARRBORO, HENDERSONVILLE SINGLES PLAYERS IN SEMIFINALS
CARY — A couple of singles players familiar with championship matches earned their way into the semifinals with a pair of wins Thursday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Brian Freiburghouse of Carrboro, last year’s 2-A singles runner-up, and Hendersonville’s Jacob Fuqua each won their first two matches. Fuqua won the 1-A championship a year ago but Hendersonville moved up to 2-A due to realignment.
Freiburghouse, who outlasted Grant Buckner of Burnsville Mountain Heritage in a tough three-set match in the quarterfinals by 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, will face Salisbury’s Michael Ogden while Fuqua will take on Brevard’s Joseph Schrader.
A Newton-Conover team had won the 2-A doubles championship for the last four years, but that won’t happen this time. Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn of Carrboro ousted the Red Devil duo of Tyler Barrymore and Gordon Wepner in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 7-5. Barrymore had teamed with John Tate to win the doubles title in 2013.
The Carrboro pair will take on Clint Comadoll and Spencer Storey of Salisbury in one semifinal, while Evan Kramer and Will Hardy of North Lenoir tangle with Cre Still and Chris Wilson of Brevard in the other.
Semifinals are scheduled to start at 9 am Friday morning, with the finals following later in the day.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2014 MEN’S 2-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center—Thursday’s Results
SINGLES — FIRST ROUND
Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) def. Connor Wilkins (Washington) 6-2, 6-2; Brett Moore (West Davidson) def. Kenston Burns (Red Springs) 6-2, 6-2; Joseph Schrader (Brevard) def. Jack Brady (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) 6-0, 6-0; Cameron Clemons (Monroe Central Academy) def. Jason Wykoff (Carrboro) 6-1, 6-1; Brian Freiburghouse (Carrboro) def. Krishna Tiwari (Wilkes Central) 6-1, 6-1; Grant Buckner (Burnsville Mountain Heritage) def. Cole Bryant (East Duplin) 6-1, 6-1; Michael Ogden (Salisbury) def. Ian Lobaugh (Durham School of the Arts) 6-0, 6-0; Sam DeAraujo (Goldsboro) def. Ryen Reid (Newton-Conover) 6-0, 6-0.
SINGLES — QUARTERFINALS
Fuqua (Hendersonville) def. Moore (West Davidson) 6-0, 6-3; Schrader (Brevard) def. Clemons (Central Academy) 6-2, 6-2; Freiburghouse (Carrboro) def. Buckner (Mountain Heritage) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2; Ogden (Salisbury) def. Reid (Newton-Conover) 6-1, 6-1.
SINGLES — SEMIFINALS
Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) vs. Joseph Schrader (Brevard)
Brian Freiburghouse (Carrboro) vs. Michael Ogden (Salisbury)
DOUBLES — FIRST ROUND
Evan Kramer-Will Hardy (North Lenoir) def. Miles Lally-Katie Craig (Black Mountain Charles D. Owen) 6-1, 6-1; Daniel Oh-Justin Yang (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) def. Thomas Chapman-Austin Miller (Mount Pleasant) 6-2, 6-2; Cre Still-Chris Wilson (Brevard) def. Bailey Lail-C.J. Jackson (North Johnston) 6-0, 6-1;Paul Flournoy-Aaron Hiller (Carrboro) def. David Ryu-Hunter Dean (Trinity) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4); Max Fritsch-Jake Zinn (Carrboro) def. Parker Jordan-Kevin Reynolds (Wilkes Central) 6-3, 6-2;Tyler Barrymore-Gordon Wepner (Newton-Conover) def. Zach Tracy-Cole Dozier (Newport Croatan) 6-3, 6-2; Clint Comadoll-Spencer Storey (Salisbury) def. Aaron Viser-Connor Bass (Clinton) 6-0, 6-2; Robby Taylor-Dylan Costello (Greene Central) def. Andrew Beard-J. Will Edwards (Catawba Bandys) 6-1, 6-2.
DOUBLES — QUARTERFINALS
Kramer-Hardy (North Lenoir) def. Oh-Yang (NCSSM) 7-5, 6-3; Still-Wilson (Brevard) def. Flournoy-Hiller (Carrboro) 6-4, 6-2; Fritsch-Zinn (Carrboro) def. Barrymore-Wepner (Newton-Conover) 6-2, 7-5; Comadoll-Storey (Salisbury) def. Taylor-Costello (Greene Central) 6-2, 6-2.
DOUBLES – SEMIFINALS
Evan Kramer-Will Hardy (North Lenoir) vs. Cre Still-Chris Wilson (Brevard)
Max Fritsch-Jake Zinn (Carrboro) vs. Clint Comadoll-Spencer Storey (Salisbury)