ELKIN’S SCHELL WINS NCHSAA 1-A SINGLES CROWN
CARY — Ryan Schell of Elkin won the singles title on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Schell defeated Dylan Cuddington of Rosewood, the 2013 1-A runner-up, by 6-2, 6-1 in the championship match. Cuddington suffered his first singles loss of the spring after 16 consecutive victories while Schell ran his record to 21-1 overall.
Elkin has had a singles player in the finals for four of the last five years, as Tyler Macy of Elkin played in three championships from 2010 through ’12 and won the ’12 title. Schell had teamed with Macy to win the 2013 state doubles crown.
The Elkin doubles team in this year’s final did not fare so well, however, as Chad Vestal and David Bullin lost to Sam McLaughry and Zack Jones of Kernersville Bishop McGuinness in the championship, 6-1, 6-4. The Bishop duo now has an 18-1 doubles record on the season and it was the fourth consecutive year a Bishop doubles team qualified for the state finals.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2014 MEN’S 1-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center — Friday’s Results
Ryan Schell (Elkin) def. Dylan Cuddington (Rosewood) 6-2, 6-1.
Sam McLaughry-Zack Jones (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) def. Chad Vestal-David Bullin (Elkin) 6-1, 6-4.