Shelby’s Parker Wins 2-A Singles, Carrboro Doubles Takes Title
CARY — Shelby’s Marshall Parker won his second singles championship in the last three years on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Parker won the opening set in the championship match against Brevard’s Joseph Schrader 6-3, but Schrader bounced back with a 6-3 victory in the second set to even the match. But then Parker clinched it with a 6-2 triumph in the decisive set.
Parker had beaten Hendersonville’s Jacob Fuqua in straights sets in a morning semifinal to get the championship match. Fuqua won the 1-A championship in 2013 and then was the runner-up at 2-A year ago when Hendersonville moved up to 2-A due to realignment.
The doubles championship was an all-Carrboro affair, with Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn of the Jaguarrs teaming to win the doubles title for the second consecutive year. Fritsch and Zinn beat teammates Jason Wykoff and Sean Ross for the state championship, 6-1, 6-4.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2015 MEN’S 2-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center—Saturday’s Results
Marshall Parker (Shelby) def. Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) 6-1, 6-3;
Joseph Schrader (Brevard) def. Ryen Reid (Newton-Conover) 6-2, 6-1.
Parker (Shelby) def. Schrader (Brevard) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
Max Fritsch-Jake Zinn (Carrboro) def. Andy McCall-Joe Roberts (Brevard) 6-2, 6-4;
Jason Wykoff-Sean Ross (Carrboro) def. Daniel Lee-Guy Blanc (Durham NC School of Science and Math) 6-4, 6-2.
Fritsch-Zinn (Carrboro) def. Wykoff-Ross (Carrboro) 6-1, 6-4.