Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday's high school top performers

The Myers Park High girls’ tennis team extended its winning streak to 35 – and nearly two years – with a 6-0 rout of Skyland Roberson in the N.C. 4A quarterfinal Tuesday.

Myers Park (17-0), the reigning state champion, will play the Greensboro Grimsley-Greensboro Page match Thursday. The Mustangs ended Roberson’s 17-game winning streak.

Grace Baker, Myers Park’s No. 1 singles player, lost the first set 6-3 to MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell, but rallied to win the second set 6-1 and the tiebreaker 10-3.

From there, Myers Park’ Jessica Perez, Anna Rickenbaker, Emily Carpenter, Kelsey Sherck and Samantha Forlenza won singles matches in straight sets. The three doubles matches weren’t played because the outcome had been decided.

-- Charlotte Catholic beat Marvin Ridge 5-1 in the 3A quarterfinals, and improved to 18-4.

The Cougars’ top five singles players - Julia Paulson, Ashley Verhein, Meagan Laframboise, Lucia Leahy and Mary Kathryn Ferebee – won in straight sets. Paige Nestor won at No. 6 singles for Marvin Ridge (16-3).

-- Harding, a wildcard from MEGA 7 4A, lost 5-1 to Asheville in the 3A quarterfinal. The Rams (12-3) won playoff matches against Gastonia Forestview and Hickory St. Stephens. Asheville (15-3) will play at Charlotte Catholic in the semifinal on Thursday.

-- Salisbury improved to 21-0 with a 7-1 victory against Shelby (13-1) in a 2A quarterfinal. The Hornets advanced to the semifinal against Maiden (20-1), which beat Brevard 5-1.

-- In 1A, Misenheimer Gray Stone Day lost 6-0 to East Montgomery (16-0) in a match of Yadkin Valley teams. Gray Stone Day finished 14-2.

Volleyball

Fort Mill Nation Ford beat Hillcrest 25-15, 25-19, 20-25, 25-16 in the S.C. 4A quarterfinal. Sara Bebeau (17 kills, 11 digs), Caylee Antilley (eight kills, five digs), Morgan Wolf (13 digs), Ashley Grayson (seven kills) and Ally Lambert (six kills, eight digs) played well for Nation Ford (25-3).

Boys’ Soccer

Marvin Ridge beat China Grove Carson 4-0 in the first round of the N.C. 3A playoffs on goals by Nick Cevallos, Matt Risher, Garrett Condon and Harry Hockham. Danny Cooper had the shutout in net for Marvin Ridge (17-1-2).

-- Cliff Mehrtens

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