STACHOWIAK OF MIDDLE CREEK WINS SINGLES IN NCHSAA 4-A TENNIS; WAKEFIELD DOUBLES EARNS TITLE
RALEIGH – Nick Stachowiak of Apex Middle Creek made it two singles state titles in the last three years by winning the championship Saturday morning in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s tennis championships at the Millbrook Exchange Park.
Stachowiak, the 2013 singles champ, was unable to play last year due to injury, but his return to the championship match was successful as he outlasted Clayton’s Klein Evans in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. The Middle Creek standout did not lose a single game in his two victories on Friday to get to the finals.
The doubles final was an all-Wake County affair, with Bo Boyden and Jensen Martin of Wakefield taking the title. The Wakefield team downed Austin Cobb and Josiah Schainblatt of Millbrook 6-1, 6-3.
Boyden was the 2013 4-A singles runner-up and captured the singles state title last year, but elected to play doubles in this year’s tournament.
The tournament had three rounds of competition on Friday with the possibility of inclement weather coming, leaving only the championships to be completed Saturday.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2015 MEN’S 4-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh: Saturday’s Results
Nick Stachowiak (Middle Creek) def. Klein Evans (Clayton) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Bo Boyden-Jensen Martin (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Austin Cobb-Josiah Schainblatt (Raleigh Millbrook) 6-1, 6-3.