WAKE COUNTY PLAYERS DOMINATE IN NCHSAA 4-A TENNIS; CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRINGS SET
RALEIGH – Wake County tennis players excelled on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s tennis championships at the Millbrook Exchange Park.
Three of the four semifinalists in singles and three of the four doubles teams in the semis hailed from Wake County, with some previous champions playing very well. Tournament officials elected to play three rounds on Friday with the threat of some inclement weather on Saturday.
Nick Stachowiak of Apex Middle Creek, who was the 2013 4-A singles titlist, will face Clayton’s Klein Evans for the championship. Stachowiak did not lose a single game in his first two victories and then ousted Nico Grewe of Raleigh Wakefield in the semifinals by 6-1, 6-2.
In doubles, the Wakefield duo of Bo Boyden and Martin will battle Raleigh Millbrook’s Austin Cobb and Josiah Schainblatt for the championship. Boyden was the singles runner-up to Stachowiak in 2013 and won the singles crown last year, but this year elected to play doubles in this tournament.
Boyden suffered a badly turned ankle in the quarterfinal, received treatment and then he and Martin won their semifinal by 6-3, 6-1 over the team of Jack Oldis and Henry Enochs of Greensboro Page.
Action is scheduled to start Saturday morning at nine o’clock.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2015 MEN’S 4-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh: Friday’s Results
Nico Grewe (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Marshal Waren (Wilmington New Hanover) 6-7(4), 7-6 (3), 6-0; Coleman Baker (Asheville T.C. Roberson) def. Michael Bass (Greensboro Page) 6-2, 6-1; Nick Stachowiak (Apex Middle Creek) def. Jaxon Wiley (Greenville D.H. Conley) 6-0, 6-0; Wlayimer Jimenez (Cornelius Hough) def. Corey Lindenburg (Greensboro Grimsley) 6-3, 6-2; Ryan Jurist (Lake Norman) def. Kevin Huang (East Chapel Hill) 6-1, 6-0; Klein Evans (Clayton) def. Colt Auman (Richmond Senior) 6-1, 6-0; Hugh Knapp (Greensboro Grimsley) def. Chinmay Kulkarni (Charlotte Providence) 6-0, 6-1; Blake Carter (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Chase Horton (Wilmington Hoggard) 6-1, 7-5.
Grewe (Wakefield) def. Baker (T.C. Roberson) 7-6(4), 7-6 (5); Stachowiak (Middle Creek) def. Jimenez (Hough) 6-0, 6-0; Evans (Clayton) def. Jurist (Lake Norman) 6-3, 6-4; Carter (Wakefield) def. Knapp (Grimsley) 6-3, 6-4.
Stachowiak (Middle Creek) def. Grewe (Wakefield) 6-1, 6-2; Evans (Clayton) def. Carter (Wakefield) 6-3, 6-1.
Nick Stachowiak (Middle Creek) vs. Klein Evans (Clayton), 9 am
Lake Ihly-Robert Belonga (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Taylor Gaines-Patrick Senior (Wilmington New Hanover) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4; Jack Oldis-Henry Enochs (Greensboro Page) def. Lance Clementi-Jack Deering (Charlotte Catholic) 6-1, 6-2; Bo Boyden-Jensen Martin (Raleigh Wakefield), bye; Peyton Gillenwater-Jonathan Fuchs (Northwest Guilford) def. Koby Frank-Charlie Fox (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-2, 6-1; Graham Basquin-Robert Shore (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) def. Ethan Kreager-Aaron Pascua (Greensboro Grimsley) 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (4); Louis Rico-George Edwards (Cary Green Hope) def. Rook Meachum-Nick Kuzma (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 6-1, 6-0; Jack Devonport-Connor Lutz (East Chapel Hill) def. Kirk Miller-Sean Wydra (Cornelius Hough) 6-1, 6-2; Austin Cobb-Josiah Schainblatt (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Lucas McLatchy-Jack Cooper (New Hanover) 6-1, 6-2.
Oldis-Enochs (Page) def Ihla-Belonga (Wakefield) 6-4, 6-3; Boyden-Martin (Wakefield) def. Gillenwater-Fuchs (Northwest Guilford) 6-0, 6-1; Rico-Edwards (Green Hope) def. Basquin-Shore (Ardrey Kell) 6-3, 6-1; Cobb-Schainblatt (Millbrook) def. McLatchy-Cooper (New Hanover) 6-7(4), 7-6(6), 7-5.
Boyden-Martin (Wakefield) def. Oldis-Enochs (Page) 6-3, 6-1; Cobb-Schainblatt (Millbrook) def. Rico-Edwards (Green Hope) 6-4, 6-4.
Bo Boyden-Jensen Martin (Raleigh Wakefield) vs. Austin Cobb-Josiah Schainblatt (Raleigh Millbrook)