CARY— Mount Airy High School qualified players into both the singles and doubles finals on Friday at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men’s tennis championships on Saturday at the Cary Tennis Center.
Nicholas John of Mount Airy lost only three games in four sets in winning twice on Friday and will face Tyler Macy of Elkin for the state singles title.
In doubles, the Mount Airy pair of Matt Kessler and Brooks Mayberry will face Will Jackson and George Zhao of Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Math. Both doubles teams are unbeaten on the season and won their two matches Friday in straight sets.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2010 STATE 1-A MEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday's Results, Cary Tennis Center
Nicholas John (Mount Airy) def. Christian O'Rear (West Columbus) 6-0, 6-2; Alex Dunham (Raleigh Charter) def. Bobby Calhoun (Alleghany) 6-4, 6-4; Jonathan Tseng (Raleigh Charter) won by default over Jason Duarte (Gastonia Highland Tech); Tyler Macy (Elkin) def. Joseph Bannerman (Pender) 6-0, 6-2.
John (Mount Airy) def. Dunham (Raleigh Charter) 6-0, 6-1; Macy (Elkin) def. Tseng (Raleigh Charter) 6-3, 6-0.
Nicholas John (Mount Airy) vs. Tyler Macy (Elkin), 9 am
Matt Kessler-Brooks Mayberry (Mount Airy) def. Matt Bergs-Jack Dail (Ayden-Grifton) 6-1, 6-0; Drew Chandler-Jared Morris (Raleigh Charter) def. Joseph Riazzi-Kevin Weckworth (Kernersville Bishop McGuinness) 6-4, 6-3; Will Jackson-George Zhao (North Carolina Science and Math) def. Mitchell Cagle-Brandon George (East Montgomery) 6-3, 6-2; Charles Colhoun-Bracklin Kirkland (Hendersonville) def. Houston Parks-Thomas Phillips (Raleigh Charter) 6-4, 6-2.
Kessler-Mayberry (Mount Airy) def. Chandler-Morris (Raleigh Charter), 6-2, 6-1; Jackson-Zhao (NCSSM) def. Colhoun-Kirkland (Hendersonville) 7-5, 6-2.
Matt Kessler-Brooks Mayberry (Mount Airy) vs. Will Jackson-George Zhao (North Carolina School of Science and Math), after singles championship