Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday's top performers (before the rain)

Rain wiped out most of Tuesday's high school sports schedule, but a handful of N.C. boys' dual-team tennis playoffs were completed before the wetness arrived.

Ardrey Kell improved to 14-0 with a 5-1 home victory against Hopewell in 4A.
The three doubles matches weren't necessary because the Knights clinched it with five victories in six singles matches.
The scores: Alex Calott (AK) d. Anthony Lopez 6-0, 6-0; Ryan Forbes (AK) d. Matt Alexander 6-1, 6-0; Peter Tonon (AK) d. John David Curlis 6-2, 6-0; Matt Cherney (AK) d. Patrick Howe 6-2, 6-1; David Thompson (AK) d. Jeremy Anderson 6-3, 6-4; Brian Anderson (H) d. Zuhair Bedwan 7-6, 6-4.
Hopewell finished 10-6.
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In 3A, Charlotte Catholic swept the singles matches to beat Gastonia Forestview 6-0.
The Cougars improved to 10-4, and Forestview finished 13-4.
The scores: Kyle Johnson (CC) d. Brandon Rouse 6-1, 6-2; Nick Bursch (CC) d. Rob Arend 7-5, 6-1; Matt Sandberg (CC) d. Ross Wilson 6-0, 6-4; Sean Huber (CC) d. Justin Henry 6-1, 6-0; Matthew Martinez (CC) d. Adam Henry 6-0, 6-1; Jordan Klochany (CC) d. Campbell Smith 6-0, 6-0.
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Visiting Myers Park crushed Boiling Springs Crest 9-0 in a 4A first-round match.
The Mustangs (14-1) didn't lost a set in any of the nine matches. Crest finished 10-5.
The scores:
Singles: Jim Fan d. Daniel Goodman 6-1, 6-1; Webster Hughes d. Garrett Hastings 6-1, 6-1; Thomas Low d. Ethan Oliver 6-1, 6-1; Patrick McKinney d. Josh Hodges 6-1, 6-1; Thomas Chang d. Jess Bankhead 6-0-, 6-0; Ian LeBlanc d. Brock Jones 6-0, 6-1
Doubles: Fan-Hughes d. Hastings-Oliver 8-5; Low-Chang d. Hodges-Jones 8-3; McKinney-LeBlanc d. Lee Glenn-Danny Unites 8-4.
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Newton-Conover (17-1) opened the 2A playoffs with a 9-0 rout against North Lincoln.
Singles:
1. Won Lak Choi (N-C) d Jonathan Paulk 6-0, 6-0
2. Will Huggins (N-C) d Stephen Harris 6-1, 6-0
3. Hang Lak Choi (N-C) d Cedric Chitkhin 6-1, 6-0
4. John Reid (N-C) d Aaron Brown 6-3, 6-3
5. Dillon Cervantez (N-C) d Pat Sykes 6-0, 6-0
6. Nathan Lo (N-C) d Garrett McCrary 6-2, 6-1
Doubles:
1. Huggins-Austin Adams (N-C) d Paulk-Harris 8-1
2. Cervantez-Ryan Lampe (N-C) d Chitkhin-Brown 8-0
3. Reid- Spencer Linquist (N-C) d Sykes-McCrary 8-2

- Cliff Mehrtens

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