Asheville’s Hayes Wins 3-A Singles Title, Cardinal Gibbons Sisters Take Doubles
BURLINGTON — Adrienne Hayes of Asheville held off Taylor Love of Wilson Hunt to win the singles title Saturday afternoon in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.
Hayes defeated Sarah Jiang of Concord Cox Mill, the singles runner-up for the past two years, in the morning semifinals. Then in a state championship featuring two sophomores, Hayes battled back after dropping the second set to defeat Love, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
In doubles, the top three teams out of the NCHSAA’s Mideast Regional all advanced to Saturday’s semifinals and the sister pair of Jenna Knors and Devin Knors of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons wound up as the champions.
The Cardinal Gibbons team, with a freshman and a senior playing together, defeated Huda McGraw and Emma Edge of Fayetteville Terry Sanford in the final, 6-3, 6-2.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
STATE 3-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Burlington Tennis Center
Taylor Love (Wilson Hunt) def. Lizzie Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) 6-4, 6-3; Adrienne Hayes (Asheville) vs. Sarah Jiang (Concord Cox Mill) 6-4, 6-4.
Hayes (Asheville) def. Love (Wilson Hunt) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
Devin Knors-Jenna Knors (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Chandler Brice-Eliza Fike (Rocky Mount) 6-3, 6-0; Huda McGraw-Emma Edge (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Natalie Freeman-Summer Jacobs (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) 6-4, 6-4.
Knors-Knors (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Edge-McGraw (Terry Sanford) 6-3, 6-2.