Salisbury’s Ogden Wins 2-A Singles, Carrboro Doubles Takes Title
CARY — Michael Ogden of Salisbury captured the singles championship on Friday with a couple of straight-set victories in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Ogden downed Brian Freiburghouse of Carrboro, last year’s 2-A singles runner-up, in a morning semifinal by a score of 6-4, 7-5, and then swept to the state championship with an easy 6-1, 6-0 victory over Hendersonville’s Jacob Fuqua.
Fuqua won the 1-A championship a year ago but Hendersonville moved up to 2-A due to realignment.
Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn of Carrboro teamed to win the doubles title, winning both of their Friday matches in straight sets. The Carrboro duo downed North Lenoir’s Evan Kramer and Will Hardy for the championship, 6-2,6-0, after beating Clint Comadoll and Spencer Storey of Salisbury by that identical score in the semifinals.
A Newton-Conover team had won the 2-A doubles championship for the last four years, but Fritsch and Zinn ousted the Red Devil duo of Tyler Barrymore and Gordon Wepner in the quarterfinals on Thursday. Barrymore had teamed with John Tate to win the doubles title in 2013.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2014 MEN’S 2-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center—Friday’s Results
SINGLES — SEMIFINALS
Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) def. Joseph Schrader (Brevard) 6-4, 6-4; Michael Ogden (Salisbury) def. Brian Freiburghouse (Carrboro) 6-4, 7-5.
Ogden (Salisbury) def. Fuqua (Hendersonville) 6-1, 6-0.
DOUBLES – SEMIFINALS
Evan Kramer-Will Hardy (North Lenoir) def. Cre Still-Chris Wilson (Brevard) 6-4, 6-4; Max Fritsch-Jake Zinn (Carrboro) def. Clint Comadoll-Spencer Storey (Salisbury) 6-2, 6-0.
DOUBLES – CHAMPIONSHIP
Fritsch-Zinn (Carrboro) def. Kramer-Hardy (North Lenoir) 6-2, 6-0.