Saturday, October 31, 2009

East Surry's Shelton wins 2A tennis

East Surry's Shelton wins 2A title
Megan Shelton of East Surry captured the singles
championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state
1-A women's tennis tournament championships at the Cary Tennis Center on
Saturday afternoon.
Shelton downed Raleigh Charter's Lori Wang in straight sets by
6-1 and 6-4 for the title. Shelton was the number one player from the West
Regional while Wang was the East Regional's top player.
In doubles, the duo of Teresa Pincus and Laura Outlaw of
Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Math clinched the state crown
in a tightly contested match, dropping the first set but rallying to defeat
Mount Airy's Ellie Case and Jordan Gwynn, 6-7(2), 7-5, 6-3.

WANKO WINS 3A TITLE
Neena Wanko of Cameron Union Pines made sure that the
third time was the charm for her.
Neena Wanko won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state
3-A women's tennis singles championship on Saturday at the Piedmont Indoor
Tennis Center in her third trip to the state tournament in her four-year
career.
The 2008 3-A singles runner-up, Wanko rolled past Asheville
sophomore Mackenzie LaSure in the final by 6-1, 6-0, after battling past
Belmont South Point's Taylor Baird in a three-setter in the semifinal
earlier in the day.
LaSure had defeated Mary-Katherine Prince of Wilson Fike in the
semifinals. Prince was making her fourth straight appearance in the state
tournament but had been ousted in the quarterfinals the previous three
years.
In doubles action, the Chapel Hill team of Tori Helpingstine and
Hannah Kimbrough swept past Rocky Mount's Lindsay Thomas and Kate Gray 6-1,
6-2, to win the state crown.
Friday's action was played at the Burlington Tennis Center but
rain Saturday morning forced play to move inside.

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