SEMIFINALS SET FOR NCHSAA 3-A TENNIS ON SATURDAY; MARVIN RIDGE HAS TWO DOUBLES TEAMS, SINGLES PLAYER STILL ALIVE
BURLINGTON— Waxhaw Marvin Ridge placed both of its doubles teams into the semifinals after Friday action in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men’s tennis championships at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center.
The Marvin Ridge pair of John Hatala and Avanish Madhavarm will battle Sahil Vasa and William Hatt of Weddington in one Saturday emifinal, while Hayden Wohlfarth and Woody Watson of Marvin Ridge will take on Ben Williams and Dylan Dinkins of Cameron Union Pines. Both Marvin Ridge teams took their two wins in straight sets.
Matt Galush of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons has been a part of the last two 3-A state doubles champs, but this year is playing singles and rolled to two easy straight set victories. Galush plays Asheboro’s Austin Allen in the semifinals while Northern Guilford’s Mark Fujino battles George Lovitt of Marvin Ridge.
Semifinals are scheduled to start at 9 am Saturday morning, with the championship matches following later in the day.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2015 MEN’S 3-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Burlington Tennis Center: Friday’s Results
Henry Lieberman (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) def. Dylan Betancourt (Cleveland) 6-1, 6-1; Austin Allen (Asheboro) def. Cole Douglas-Fields (Asheville A.C. Reynolds) 6-1, 7-6 (1); Matt Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. George Shannon (Rocky Mount) 6-0, 6-0; Austin Schepel (Waxhaw Cuthbertson) def. Levy Young (Lenoir Hibriten) 6-1, 6-1; Charlie Schults (Gastonia Forestview) def. Marshall Wood (China Grove Jesse Carson) 6-1, 6-2; Mark Fujino (Northern Guilford) def. Quinton Gonzalez (Cleveland) 6-0, 6-0; George Lovitt (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Luke Kessel (Hickory) 6-0, 6-0; Will Hart (Cameron Union Pines) def. Tremel Davis (Northern Nash) 6-3, 6-1.
Allen (Asheboro) def. Liberman (Terry Sanford) 6-2, 6-0; Galush (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Schepel (Cuthbertson) 6-2, 6-2; Fujino (Northern Guilford) def. Schuls (Forestview) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1; Lovitt (Marvin Ridge) def. Hart (Union Pines) 6-4, 6-0.
SINGLES—SEMIFINALS, Saturday 9 am
Austin Allen (Asheboro) vs. Matt Galush (Cardinal Gibbons)
Mark Fujino (Northern Guilford) vs. George Lovitt (Marvin Ridge)
Bryan Zhang-Jared Weber (Chapel Hill) def. Lee Homes-Will Benson (Wilson Fike) 6-0, 6-3;
John Hatala-Avanish Madhavarm (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. William Einfelt-Edgar Ellis (Hickory) 6-2, 6-1; Jim Mantyh-Kyle Fitzgerald (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. William Xia-Christian Green (Corinth Holders) 6-2, 6-0; Sahil Vasa-William Hatt (Weddington) def. Destin Newfont-Holden Ballard (North Buncombe) 6-1, 6-2; Dylan Goodman-Jack Wasserman (Shelby Crest) def. Jon-Anthony Thomas-Dylan Whisnant (Western Guilford) 7-6(8), 6-4; Ben Williams-Dylan Dinkins (Cameron Union Pines) def. Dylan Russ-Noah Pieper (South Brunswick) 6-1, 6-4; Hayden Wohlfarth-Woody Watson (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Dylan Ervin-Gibson Conner (Kings Mountain) 6-1, 6-4; Kyler Zadell-Brody Chapman (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Reid Harris-Sunny Sandhu (Wilson Fike) 6-4, 6-2.
Hatala-Madhavarm (Marvin Ridge) def. Zhang-Weber (Chapel Hill) 6-2, 6-4; Vasa-Hatt (Weddington) def. Mantyt-Fitzgerald (Cardinal Gibbons) 6-2, 6-4; Williams-Dinkins (Union Pines) def. Goodman-Wasseman (Crest) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Wohlfarth-Watson (Marvin Ridge) def Zadell-Chapman (Marvin Ridge) 6-4, 6-4.
DOUBLES—SEMIFINALS, Saturday 9 am
John Hatala-Avanish Madhavarm (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) vs. Sahil Vasa-William Hatt (Weddington)
Ben Williams-Dylan Dinkins (Cameron Union Pines) vs. Hayden Wohlfarth-Woody Watson (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge)