Friday, May 14, 2010

Mecklenburg players fall at 4A tennis championships

RALEIGH– Players from one regional dominated play on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s tennis tournament championships at the Millbrook Exchange Park.

The four singles players that advanced to Saturday's semifinals were the four representatives from the NCHSAA Mideast Regional, but one piece of major news occurred before the tournament began. Defending singles champion Robbie Mudge of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury.

Peter McDonald of East Chapel Hill will face Raleigh Broughton's James Coxe in one semifinal Saturday morning while Sam Weissler of East takes on Mideast champion Wesley Barrett of Apex. Weissler, the number-four player from that regional, knocked off West Regional champ Steve Lake of Watauga in the opening round.

In doubles, three of the four semifinalists are also from that Mideast Regional, paced by the Northern Durham pair of Pierce Hoover and Robert Jenkins, the regional champs who won both their Friday matches in straight sets. Hoover and Jenkins will face Will Albright and Mitchell Lewis of Greensboro Grimsley, the only semifinalist in either singles or doubles not from the Mideast Regional.

The top four in singles and doubles advance from each regional to the state tournament.



Friday’s Results-- Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh

Singles--First Round

Dana Parziale (Southern Pines Pinecrest) def. Dale Fetterman (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) 6-0, 6-0; Peter McDonald (East Chapel Hill) def. Jim Fan (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-2, 6-0; Jordan Frazier (Greenville Rose) won over Robbie Mudge (Winston-Salem Reynolds), who withdrew due to injury; James Coxe (Raleigh Broughton) def. Thomas Low (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-3, 6-2; \Wesley Barrett (Apex) def. Timothy Staten-Davis (Charlotte Independence) 6-0, 6-2; Alex Weber (West Forsyth) def. Kalen Bryant (East Wake) 6-0, 6-0; Sam Weissler (East Chapel Hill) def. Steve Lake (Watauga) 6-1, 6-3; A.J. Stilwell (Wilmington Laney) def. Cameron Smith (Jamestown Ragsdale) 6-3, 6-2.


McDonald (East Chapel Hill) def. Parziale (Pinecrest) 6-1, 6-3; Coxe (Broughton) def. Frazier (Rose) 6-1, 6-0; Barrett (Apex) def. Weber (East Wake) 6-0, 6-3; Weissler (East Chapel Hill) def. Stilwell (Laney) 6-7(4), 7-5, retired injury.

Singles--Semifinals on Saturday at Millbrook High School

Peter McDonald (East Chapel Hill) vs. James Coxe (Raleigh Broughton)

Wesley Barrett (Apex) vs. Sam Weissler (East Chapel Hill)

Doubles--First Round

Sammy Kohl-Tom Hicks (Wilmington New Hanover) def. Landon McNair-Aaron Vincent (Porter Ridge) 6-0, 6-0; Taylor Elliott-Jake Bowling (Cary Green Hope) def. Conner Boehm-Will Goldberg (Charlotte Providence) 6-3, 6-1; Joel Shuford-Andrew Daniel (Southwest Guilford) def. Philip Bonner-Matt Johnson (Wilmington Hoggard) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Michael Allan-Mickey Carmean (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Ian LeBlanc-Patrick McKinney (Charlotte Myers Park) 7-5, 6-3; Pierce Hoover-Robert Jenkins (Northern Durham) def. Brandon Hoge-Ben Gillespie (Asheville TC Roberson) 6-1, 6-2; Chad Phelps-William Visser (Wilmington Hoggard) def. Ben Sollenberger-Paul Yamane (Winston-Salem Mount Tabor) 6-2, 6-2; Ryan Forbes-Brian Bullock (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) def. Steed Johnson-Phil Cardella (Raleigh Broughton) 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(5); Will Albright-Mitchell Lewis (Greensboro Grimsley) def. Will McDonald-Josiah Boda (Scotland) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.


Elliott-Bowling (Green Hope) def. Kohl-Hicks (New Hanover) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3; Allan-Carmean (Millbrook) def. Shuford-Daniel (Southwest Guilford) 6-0, 6-0; Hoover-Jenkins (Northern Durham) def. Phelps-Visser (Hoggard) 6-2, 6-2; Albright-Lewis (Grimsley) def. Forbes-Bullock (Ardrey Kell) 6-4, 7-6(3).

Doubles--Semifinals on Saturday at Millbrook High School

Taylor Elliott-Jake Bowling (Cary Green Hope) vs. Michael Allan-Mickey Carmean (Raleigh Millbrook)

Pierce Hoover-Robert Jenkins (Northern Durham) vs. Will Albright-Mitchell Lewis (Greensboro Grimsley)