RALEIGH WAKEFIELD HAS EXCELLENT FIRST DAY IN NCHSAA 4-A TENNIS
RALEIGH – Raleigh Wakefield had an outstanding day on Thursday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s tennis championships at the Millbrook Exchange Park.
Bo Boyden of Wakefield, the 2013 4-A singles runner-up, rolled to a pair of convincing victories while both Wakefield doubles teams advanced to the semifinals.
Boyden, who lost only four games in a pair of straight set wins, will face Bennett Crane of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds in one singles semifinal. Clayton’s Klein Evans, who dropped just two games in his two straight set victories, battles Raleigh Millbrook’s Logan Weber in the other semifinal.
Boyden advanced to the semis by rallying past the 2013 runner-up in the 3-A classification, Riley Brosnan of Charlotte Catholic, coming back to win 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-0. Catholic moved from 3-A to 4-A during realignment, putting Brosnan in the 4-A event.
The Wakefield team of Jensen Martin and Phil Lauture will take on John Riazzi and Nicholas McDaniel of Winston-Salem R.J Reynolds in one semifinal. The other Wakefield pair, Andrew Belonga and Nico Grewe, faces Hardy Brown and Naveed Foroudi of Greensboro Page. The Page team outlasted Noah Milliken and Chase Horton of Wilmington Hoggard in three sets in the quarterfinals.
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 4-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh: Thursday’s Results
SINGLES — FIRST ROUND
Marshall Waren (Wilmington New Hanover) def. Luis Fernando (Huntersville Hopewell) 6-2, 6-3; Klein Evans (Clayton) def. Collin Shick (Greensboro Grimsley) 6-0,6-2; Josh Du Toit (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) def. Shane McDonough (Wilmington Laney) 6-0, 6-0; Logan Weber (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Kyle Schlanger (Northwest Guilford) by default; Bo Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Max Smith (East Chapel Hill) 6-0, 6-1; Riley Brosnan (Charlotte Catholic) def. Patrick Ryder (Wilmington Laney) 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-0; Bennett Crane (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) def. Blake Carter (Raleigh Wakefield) 6-0, 6-0; Colt Auman (Richmond) def. Grant Patton (South Mecklenburg) 6-1, 6-2.
SINGLES — QUARTERFINALS
Evans (Clayton) def. Waren (New Hanover) 6-0, 6-0; Weber (Millbrook) def. Du Toit (Ardrey Kell) 6-2, 6-2; Boyden (Wakefield) def. Brosnan (Charlotte Catholic) 6-2, 6-1; Crane (R.J. Reynolds) def. Auman (Richmond) 6-1, 6-0.
SINGLES — SEMIFINALS
Klein Evans (Clayton) vs. Logan Weber (Raleigh Millbrook)
Bo Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) vs. Bennett Crane (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds)
DOUBLES — FIRST ROUND
Noah Milliken-Chase Horton (Wilmington Hoggard) def. Patrick Menkhaus-Jack Deering (Charlotte Catholic) 6-0,6-4; Hardy Brown-Naveed Foroudi (Greensboro Page) def. Austin Cobb-Matthew Moody (Raleigh Millbrook) 6-1, 6-2; Ryan Wydra-Sean Wydra (Cornelius Hough) def. Jack Sandlin-Jack Cooper (Wilmington New Hanover) 6-2, 6-3; Andrew Belonga-Nico Grewe (Raleigh Wakefield) vs. Nate Rowell-John Kretzschmar (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) 6-2, 7-6 (5); Jensen Martin-Phil Lauture (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Jack Devonport-Connor Lutz (East Chapel Hill) 6-3, 6-3; Jason Horecky-Coleman Baker (Asheville T.C. Roberson) def. Taylor Gaines-Patrick Senior (Wilmington New Hanover) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5; John Riazzi-Nicholas McDaniel (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds), bye; Christopher Dillon-Shel Robinson (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Jonathan O’Neal-Jacob Matthews (Winterville South Central) 6-4, 7-6(3).
DOUBLES — QUARTERFINALS
Brown-Fourodi (Page) def. Milliken-Horton (Hoggard) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3; Belonga-Grewe (Wakefield) def. Wydra-Wydra (Hough) 7-6 (5), 6-2; Martin-Lauture (Wakefield) def. Horecky-Baker (T.C. Roberson) 6-2, 6-0; Riazzi-McDaniel (R.J. Reynolds) def. Dillon-Robinson (Myers Park) 6-1, 6-3.
Hardy Brown-Naveed Foroudi (Greensboro Page) vs. Andrew Belonga-Nico Grewe (Raleigh Wakefield)
Jensen Martin-Phil Lauture (Raleigh Wakefield) vs. John Riazzi-Nicholas McDaniel (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds)