2-A NCHSAA MEN’S TENNIS—FIRST DAY – SHELBY’S PARKER, HENDERSONVILLE’S FUQUA ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS
CARY— Marshall Parker of Shelby marched into the semifinals with a pair of easy wins on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Parker, the 2013 2-A singles champ, won both of his matches in straight sets and lost only one game in the process. He’ll face last year’s singles runner-up, Jacob Fuqua of Hendersonville, in a Saturday morning semifinal. Fuqua dropped the first set in his quarterfinal but rallied to eliminate West Davidson’s Brett Moore.
Ryen Reid of Newton-Conover will play Joseph Schrader of Brevard in the other singles semifinal.
A pair of Carrboro doubles teams, including Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn along with Jason Wykoff and Sean Ross, won their matches to get to the semifinals. Fritsch and Zinn, the defending doubles champions in 2-A, did not lose a single game in Friday action, much less a set.
Fritsch and Zinn will play Brevard’s Andy McCall and Joe Roberts in the semifinals, while Wykoff and Ross will take on Daniel Lee and Guy Blanc of Durham’s North Carolina School of Science and Math in the other semi.
Semifinals are scheduled to start at 9 am Saturday morning, with the finals following later in the day.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2015 MEN’S 2-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center—Friday’s Results
CLASS 2-A—Cary Tennis Center
Connor Wilkins (Washington) def. James Hendrix (St. Pauls) 6-0, 6-0; Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) def. Brett Moore (West Davidson) 6-1, 6-0; Zach Anderson (Carrboro) def. Jack Brady (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) 6-0, 6-3; Marshall Parker (Shelby) def. Thomas McCorkle (Monroe Central Academy) 6-1, 6-0; Joseph Schrader (Brevard) def. Matyas Jurena (Monroe Parkwood) 6-1, 6-0; Brian Frieburghouse (Carrboro) def. Jackson Winchester (Newport Croatan) 6-3, 6-1; Ryen Reid (Newton-Conover) def. Ethan Elliott (West Stokes) 6-3, 6-1; Evan Kramer (North Lenoir) def. Ian Lobaugh (Durham School of the Arts) 6-3, 6-2.
Fuqua (Hendersonville) def. Wilkins (Washington) 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-3; Parker (Shelby) def. Anderson (Carrboro) 6-0, 6-0; Schrader (Brevard) def. Freiburghouse (Carrboro) 6-2, 6-4; Reid (Newton-Conover) def. Kramer (North Lenoir) 6-4, 6-4.
SINGLES—SEMIFINALS, Saturday 9 am
Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) vs. Marshall Parker (Shelby)
Joseph Schrader (Brevard) vs. Ryen Reid (Newton-Cononver)
Tejas Dalvi-Mrinaj Janampalli (Durham NC School of Science and Math) def. Zach Tracy-Cole Dozier (Newport Croatan) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1; Andy McCall-Joe Roberts (Brevard) def. Kevin Reynolds-Hunter Jordan (Wilkes Central) 6-1, 6-0; Max Fritsch-Jake Zinn (Carrboro) def. Dakota Wojeski-Matthew Burwell (Kinston) 6-0, 6-0; Aaron Darden-Peden Warlick (Catawba Bandys) def. Austin Eudy-Trey Speight (West Stanly) 6-2, 6-3; Kenji Price-Aaron Assad (Shelby) def. Josh Van Noy-Jake Macfarland (Wilkes Central) 6-1, 6-1; Jason Wykoff-Sean Ross (Carrboro) def. Elliott Cherry-Ryan Joyner (Ayden-Grifton) 6-1, 6-1; Bobby Frith-Miles Lally (Black Mountain Charles D. Owen) def. David Derrick-Spencer Storey (Salisbury) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Daniel Lee-Guy Blanc (Durham NC School of Science and Math) def. Holt McKeithan-Ben McKeithan (Washington) 6-3, 6-1.
McCall-Roberts (Brevard) def. Dalvi-Janampalli (NCSSM) 6-2, 7-6(2); Fritsch-Zinn (Carrboro) def. Darden-Warlick (Bandys) 6-0, 6-0; Wykoff-Ross (Carrboro) def. Price-Assad (Shelby) 6-2, 6-1; Lee-Blanc (NCSSM) def. Frith-Lally (C.D. Owen) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Andy McCall-Joe Roberts (Brevard) vs. Max Fritsch-Jake Zinn (Carrboro)
Daniel Lee-Guy Blanc (Durham NC School of Science and Math) vs. Jason Wykoff-Sean Ross (Carrboro)