Saturday, October 31, 2009

Salisbury's Lebowitz wins 2A tennis

Salisbury's Hannah Lebowitz came from a set down in the
final on Saturday to win the singles crown in the North Carolina High School
Athletic Association state 2-A women's tennis tournament championships at
the Cary Tennis Center.
Lebowitz, the number one player from the Midwest Regional, rallied
to defeat West Lincoln's Laura Baker 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the championship. Both
had been dominant in the state event, winning all their matches in straight
sets, and Lebowitz had dropped only three games in six sets prior to the
Lebowitz was part of a state 2-A doubles championship team a
year ago but this year played singles in the tournament.
In doubles, the Waxhaw Cuthbertson duo of McKenna Karas and
Kalli Karas, the number-two team from the Midwest Regional, took the state
championship, beating Lauren Carraway and Elizabeth McLawhorn of Greene
Central in the final by 6-0, 6-3.
The Greene Central team had rallied from a set down in the
semifinals earlier in the day to get past Salisbury's Erika Nelson and
Katelyn Storey and advance to the title match.

-- Observer News Services