MAIDEN’S HUFFMAN ADVANCES IN NCHSAA 2-A WOMEN’S TENNIS;
LAKE NORMAN CHARTER PLAYERS MOVE ON
CARY — Zoe Huffman of Maiden advanced into the singles semifinals with a pair of convincing victories in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women’s tennis championships on Friday at the Cary Tennis Center.
Huffman won both of her matches in straight sets and lost only one game in the process. She will play Rachel Rice of the Durham School of the Arts in one semifinal, while Lake Norman Charter teammates Lauren Bush and Lauren Loveless square off in the other semifinal match.
In fact, Lake Norman Charter had two singles players and two doubles teams qualify for the state championships, and all have advanced to Saturday semifinals. Defending doubles champs Olivia Archer and Hannah Archer of Lake Norman Charter had little trouble in their two victories, dropping only one game in four sets.
Four of the eight opening round doubles matches went the full three sets, with the team that dropped the opening set coming back to win in three of those.
Semifinal matches are scheduled to start Saturday morning at nine o’clock.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2015 2-A WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center, Cary
Singles — First Round
Peyton Beaman (Greene Central) def. Jessika Barber (Wilkes Central) 6-3, 6-1;Lauren Bush (Lake Norman Charter) def. Rachel Watlington (Yanceyville Bartlett Yancey) 6-3, 6-1; Maria Capito (Salisbury) def. Maddie Brannan (Dixon) 6-3, 6-0; Lauren Loveless (Lake Norman Charter) def. Hannah Watlington (Yanceyville Bartlett Yancey) 6-4, 6-2; Rachel Rice (Durham School of the Arts) def. Annabelle Webb (Hendersonville) 6-0, 6-1; Caroline Cowan (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) def. Julia Honeycutt (Salisbury) 6-2, 6-1; Zoe Huffman (Maiden) def. Emily Easthorn (Carrboro) 6-0, 6-0; Sarah Dover (Currituck) def. Kaley Williford (Monroe Central Academy) 7-5, 6-3.
Singles — Quarterfinals
Bush (Lake Norman Charter) def. Beaman (Greene Central) 6-4, 7-6(4); Loveless (Lake Norman Charter) def. Capito (Salisbury) 6-3, 6-4; Rice (Durham School of Arts) def.. Cowan (First Flight) 6-2, 6-1; Huffman (Maiden) def. Dover (Currituck) 6-1, 6-0.
Singles — Semifinals: Saturday
Lauren Bush (Lake Norman Charter) vs. Lauren Loveless (Lake Norman Charter)
Rachel Rice (Durham School of the Arts) vs. Zoe Huffman (Maiden)
Doubles — First Round
Kate Whichard-Ellie Rinehart (Edenton Holmes) def. Sommer Chilton-Mallory Wilmoth (Surry Central) 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-5; Zoe Panizza-Emily Chrisman (Lake Norman Charter) def. Jennifer Zou-Katherine Li (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) 6-2, 6-4; Kayla Honeycutt-Kathyrn Rusher (Salisbury) def. Danielle Duckwall-Nechelle Everette (Washington) 6-0, 6-0; Abby Rader-Emine Arcasoy (Carrboro) def. Kylee Leonhardt-Heather Truesdale (West Lincoln) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Sarah Yuan-Annie Xie (Durham N.C. School of Science and Math) def. Abbey Parsons-Annie Bean (West Caldwell) 6-0, 6-0; Maggie Lancaster-Emerson Hayes (Lexington) def. Rachel Jones-Sidney Swindell (North Lenoir) 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-1; Olivia Archer-Hannah Archer (Lake Norman Charter) def. Sarah Morse-Marshall Phillips (Siler City Jordan-Matthews) 6-1, 6-0; Haley Beamon-Grace Sullivan (Wilson Beddingfield) def. Sydney Gray-Jessie-Lynn Ward (Mount Pleasant) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.
Doubles — Quarterfinals
Panizza-Chrisman (Lake Norman Charter) def. Whichard-Rinehart (Holmes) 6-4, 7-5; Honeycutt-Rucker (Salisbury) def. Rader-Arcasoy (Carrboro) 6-2, 6-0; Yuan-Xie (NCSS) def. Lancaster-Hayes (Lexington) 6-1, 6-3; Archer-Archer (Lake Norman Charter) def. Beamon-Sullivan (Beddingfield) 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles — Semifinals
Zoe Panizza-Emily Chrisman (Lake Norman Charter) vs. Kayla Honeycutt-Kathyrn Rusher (Salisbury)
Sarah Yuan-Annie Xie (NCSSM) def. Olivia-Archer-Hannah Archer (Lake Norman Charter)