NCHSAA Girl’s Tennis 4-A Tournament Results – 1st Day


RALEIGH – Sammi Smith and Jordan Strickland of Cary Panther Creek took a couple of steps toward a fourth consecutive doubles championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women’s tennis championships on Friday at the Millbrook Exchange Park.

The Panther Creek pair won both of their Friday matches in straight sets to set up a Saturday morning semifinal against Caroline Igo and Summer Jacobs of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons. The only time that feat of four straight titles was accomplished in doubles was by Lisa and Margit Monaco of Fayetteville Terry Sanford in 1977-80, when the tournament was an open event.

Wake County is having a strong showing in the 4-A championships, as all four of the doubles teams in the semifinals are from schools located in Wake County and two of the four singles semifinalists.

Suzanne Boyden of Raleigh Wakefield, who had a bye in the opening round, won easily in her only Friday match and will play in a Saturday morning semifinal against Lauren Gish of Lake Norman. Myers Park’s Maddie Weber faces Panther Creek’s Amanda Cyr in the other singles semifinal.

Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh

Singles – First Round
Sophie Bishoff (Durham Riverside) def. Francis Reed (Greenville Rose) 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (8-6); Maddie Weber (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Orla Labiche (Cary Panther Creek) 6-1, 6-3; Laura Becker (Davie County) def. Molly Holton (New Bern) 6-0, 6-0; Amanda Cyr (Cary Panther Creek) def. Hailey Simon (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) 6-0, 6-1; Suzanne Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield), bye; Ellis Brown (Greensboro Page) def. Emma Landry (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 6-1, 6-1; Lauren Gish (Lake Norman) def. Karena Zhang (Cary Green Hope) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3); Savannah Bright (East Chapel Hill) def, Kara Ferner (Wilmington Hoggard) 6-0, 6-1.

Singles — Quarterfinals
Weber (Myers Park) def. Bishoff (Riverside) 6-0, 2-6, 6-0; Cyr (Panther Creek) def. Becker (Davie) 6-1, 6-1; Boyden (Wakefield) def. Brown (Page) 6-0, 6-1; Gish (Lake Norman) def. Bright (East Chapel Hill) 6-1, 6-0.

Singles — Semifinals, Saturday 9 am
Maddie Weber (Charlotte Myers Park) vs. Amanda Cyr (Cary Panther Creek)
Suzanne Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) vs. Lauren Gish (Lake Norman)

Doubles — First Round
Jasmine Fuchs-Haley Wofford (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Erin Nesselroade-Anna Porcelli (Wilmington Laney) 6-4, 6-0; Sibel Tanik-Sofia Anthony (Raleigh Sanderson) def. Katie Soden-Gaby Soden (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-4, 6-1; Lizzie Galush-Jenna Knors (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Emily Hodges-Paige Sumner (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 6-0, 6-0; Megan Leonard-Rachel Marthinsen (Charlotte Catholic) def. Dylan Cannon-Anna Scott Holshouser (Raleigh Sanderson) 6-3, 7-5; Sammi Smith-Jordan Strickland (Cary Panther Creek) def. Abby Scheper-Sullivan Higson (Charlotte Providence) 6-1, 6-0; Hannah Ansari-Carolyn Ansari (Greensboro Page) def. Claudia Ray-Chappy Ray (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 7-5, 6-1; Aishani Tingare-Melody Zhang (Cary Panther Creek) def. Catie Nelson-Lizzie Fiepke (Charlotte Catholic) 7-5, 6-2; Caroline Igo-Summer Jacobs (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Suzie Schoolfield-Kendall Hanks (Wilmington Laney) 6-4, 6-0.

Doubles — Quarterfinals
Tanik-Anthony (Sanderson) def. Fuchs-Wofford (Northwest Guilford) 6-2, 6-0; Galush-Knors (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Leonard-Marthinsen (Charlotte Catholic) 6-1, 6-4; Smith-Strickland (Panther Creek) def. Ansari-Ansari (Page) 6-4, 6-2; Igo-Jacobs (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Tingare-Zhang (Panther Creek) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles — Semifinals, Saturday 9 am
Sibel Tanik-Sofia Anthony (Raleigh Sanderson) vs. Lizzie Galush-Jenna Knors (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)
Sammi Smith-Jordan Strickland (Cary Panther Creek) vs. Caroline Igo-Summer Jacobs (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)