1-A NCHSAA MEN’S TENNIS—FIRST DAY PAIRINGS SET FOR NCHSAA STATE 1-A TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
CARY — Zuri Kent-Smith of Matthews Queen’s Grant High School won his way into the singles championship with a marathon victory on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Kent-Smith outlasted Chinna Baskaran of Raleigh Charter in a semifinal match that lasted three hours and 15 minutes, with Kent-Smith prevailing 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-4. He will face Max Vicario of Mooresville Pine Lake Prep for the singles title after Vicario won both of his Friday matches in straight sets.
In doubles, the Elkin duo of Ryan Schell and Chad Vestal will face Harrison Tseng and Joseph Fisher of Raleigh Charter for the state title. Schell won the singles crown a year ago but this year elected to play doubles.
Finals are scheduled for 9 am on Saturday.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2015 MEN’S 1-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center—Friday’s Results
CLASS 1-A—Cary Tennis Center
Max Vicario (Mooresville Pine Lake Prep) def. Cyrus Richardson (Franklin Academy) 6-0, 6-0; Ryan Macy (Elkin) def. Revant Birla (Raleigh Charter) 6-0, 6-3; Chinna Baskaran (Raleigh Charter) def. Dillon Shew (East Wilkes) 6-3, 6-2; Zuri Kent-Smith (Queen’s Grant) def. David McIntyre (Tarboro) 6-2, 6-0;
Vicario (Pine Lake Prep) def. Macy (Elkin) 6-4, 6-3; Kent-Smith (Queen’s Grant) def. Baskaran (Raleigh Charter) 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-4.
Max Vicario (Pine Lake Prep) vs. Zuri Kent-Smith (Queen’s Grant), 9 am Saturday
Jacob Wenzel-Oliver Picot (Community School of Davidson) def. Matt Harmelink-Jonathan Burch (East Carteret) 6-3, 6-2; Ryan Schell-Chad Vestal (Elkin) def. Harrison Stone-Christian Quick (Durham Voyager Academy) 6-3, 6-0; Harrison Tseng-Joseph Fisher (Raleigh Charter) def. Zack Jones-Jonathan Ingram (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) 6-0, 6-1; Daniel Crossin-Alex Wrench (Mooresville Pine Lake Prep) def. Cole Esleek-Dennis Smith (Raleigh Charter) 6-4, 6-4.
Schell-Vestal (Elkin) def. Wenzel-Picot (Community School of Davidson) 6-4, 6-4; Tseng-Fisher (Raleigh Charter) def. Crossin-Wrench (Pine Lake Prep) 6-2, 7-6 (5).
Ryan Schell-Chad Vestal (Elkin) vs. Harrison Tseng-Joseph Fisher (Raleigh Charter), 9 am