Saturday, October 31, 2009

Myers Park's Baker falls in 4A tennis final

Freshman Chloe Willetts of Winston-Salem R.J.
Reynolds outdueled defending champion Grace Baker of Myers Park to capture the singles title on Saturday evening in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women's tennis tournament championships at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center at North Carolina State.
Willetts won her 32nd singles match of the season against no losses in a tough three-set final, 6-4, 4-6 and 6-3.
The R.J. Reynolds standout ousted Greenville Rose's Lauren Frazier in the semifinals earlier in the day while Baker, a junior, got past Melissa Kandinata of Cary Green Hope in a taut 7-5, 6-4 affair.
The doubles championship was an all-Broughton final, as both Broughton teams got past East Chapel Hill teams in the semifinals. The team of Asha Iyengar and Katie Kane, the '08 state 4-A runners-up, swept past teammates Katie Davidson and Hamilton Lovett 6-1, 6-2, to earn the title.
Friday's rounds were played at the Millbrook Exchange Park but rain on Saturday forced play to move indoors.
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2009 STATE 4-A WOMEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center, N.C. State, Raleigh--Saturday's Results

Chloe Willetts (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) def. Lauren Frazier (Greenville Rose) 6-3, 6-4; Grace Baker (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Melissa Kandinata (Cary Green Hope) 7-5, 6-4.

Willetts (R.J. Reynolds) def. Baker (Myers Park) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Katie Davidson-Hamilton Lovett (Raleigh Broughton) def. Tamara Hill-Megan Huang (East Chapel Hill) 6-4, 6-1; Asha Iyengar-Katie Kane (Raleigh Broughton) def. Tessa Johnson-Tegan Flynn (East Chapel Hill) 6-1, 6-2.

Iyengar-Kane (Raleigh Broughton) def. Davidson-Lovett (Raleigh
Broughton) 6-1, 6-2.