Friday, October 30, 2009

N.C. 4A girls' tennis tournament results

DEFENDING SINGLES CHAMP BAKER MOVES INTO SEMIFINALS; BOTH EAST CHAPEL HILL DOUBLES TEAMS KEEP WINNING

RALEIGH -- All four number-one singles players from their respective regionals, including defending state champion Grace Baker of Charlotte Meyers Park, won two matches on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A women's tennis tournament championships at the Millbrook Exchange Park.

Baker will battle Cary Green Hope's Melissa Kandinata while Lauren Frazier of Greenville Rose will take on freshman Chloe Willetts of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds in Saturday morning semifinals.

Baker and Kandinata each rolled to a pair of easy victories, dropping only two games each in four sets.

A pair of East Chapel Hill doubles teams, Tamara Hill and Megan Huang along with Tessa Johnson and Tegan Flynn, qualified for the semifinals. All four of the surviving doubles duos are from the same Mideast Regional, including the top pair of Asha Iyengar and Katie Kane from Raleigh Broughton.

Semifinals are scheduled for Saturday morning at 9 am with the winners advancing to the state championship matches later in the day.
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Singles --First Round
Lauren Frazier (Greenville Rose) def. Carli Tuscano (Greensboro
Grimsley) 6-0, 6-3; MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell (Asheville T.C. Roberson) def. Laura Robertson (Raleigh Broughton) 6-1, 6-3; Chloe Willetts (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) def. Brooke Forbis (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) 6-0, 6-0; Helen Wang (Cary Green Hope) def. Jessica Perez (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-3, 7-5; Melissa Kandinata (Cary Green Hope) def. Shannon Herndon (Watauga) 6-0, 6-1; Bia Signori (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) def. Laura Hatcher (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) 6-1, 6-0; Grace Baker (Charlotte Myers Park) def. Ally Prior (Raleigh Wakefield) 6-1, 6-1; Jessie Boda (Scotland) def. Nikki Curnes (Greensboro Grimsley) 6-1, 6-0.
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Singles--Quarterfinals
Frazier (Rose) def. Stauffer-MacDowell (T.C. Roberson) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4; Willetts (R.J. Reynolds) def. Wang (Green Hope) 6-1, 7-6(3); Kandinata (Green Hope) def. Signori (R.J. Reynolds) 6-1, 6-0; Baker (Myers Park) def. Boda (Scotland) 6-0, 6-0.
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Singles--Semifinals, Saturday at 9 am
Lauren Frazier (Greenville Rose) vs. Chloe Willetts (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds)
Melissa Kandinata (Cary Green Hope) vs. Grace Baker (Charlotte Myers Park)
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Doubles--First Round
Mary Newton-Marisa Pereira (Fayetteville Jack Britt) def. Megan Teague-Caroline Lindley (Southern Alamance) 6-2, 6-0; Tamara Hill-Megan Huang (East Chapel Hill) def. Samantha Forlenza-Debolina Banerjee (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-0, 6-3; Majdou Lavoie-Lauren Tuscano (Greensboro Grimsley) def. Kaitlin Bailey-Leigh-Anne McAfee (Wilmington Laney) 6-2, 6-4; Katie Davidson-Hamilton Lovett (Raleigh Broughton) def. Anna Rickenbacker-Emily Carpenter (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-2, 6-3; Asha Iyengar-Katie Kane (Raleigh Broughton) def. Maggie Siebert-Ciera Combs (Mooresville) 6-1, 6-2; Roxanne Henshall-Allison Schoonhagen (Greensboro Grimsley) def. Brooke McLean-Hailey Ciccolanti (Southern Pines Pinecrest) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1; Tessa Johnson-Tegan Flynn (East Chapel Hill) def. Shannon Melrose-Lauren Vaughn (Asheville T.C. Roberson) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4); Scarlet Walston-Emily Clark (Greenville Rose) def. Kayleigh Bullard-Logan Hurley (Southeast Guilford) 6-3, 7-5.
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Doubles--Quarterfinals
Hill-Huang (East Chapel Hill) def. Newton-Pereira (Jack Britt) 6-4, 6-0; Davidson-Lovett (Broughton) def. Lavoie-Tuscano (Grimsley) 6-3, 6-2;Iyengar-Kane (Broughton) def. Henshall-Schoonhagen (Grimsley) 6-2, 6-1;Johnson-Flynn (East Chapel Hill) def. Walston-Clark (Rose) 6-2, 6-2.
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Doubles--Semifinals, Saturday at 9 am
Tamara Hill-Megan Huang (East Chapel Hill) vs. Katie Davidson-Hamilton Lovett (Raleigh Broughton)
Asha Iyengar-Katie Kane (Raleigh Broughton) vs. Tessa Johnson-Tegan Flynn (East Chapel Hill)

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