Saturday, October 30, 2010

Waxhaw Cuthbertson sisters repeat as 2A state tennis champs

CARY -- Defending doubles champions McKenna and Kalli Karas of Waxhaw Cuthbertson rallied from a set down to win their second consecutive state crown in the N.C. High School Athletic Association state 2A girls tennis championships Saturday at the Cary Tennis Center.

The Karas sisters defeated Salisbury's Joy Loeblein and Erika Nelson in the finals, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, after both teams had worn morning semifinals in straight sets. The Cuthbertson duo lost only four games in four sets in its two Friday victories.

Hillary Lutz of Shelby captured the singles championship with a 6-4, 6-0 triumph over Katelyn Storey of Salisbury. The eventual state champion ousted Kate Power of Kill Devil Hills First Flight in a semifinal Saturday morning.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2010 STATE 2-A WOMEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cary Tennis Center--Saturday's Results

SINGLES SEMIFINALS

Hillary Lutz (Shelby) def. Kate Power (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) 6-0, 7-6 (3); Katelyn Storey (Salisbury) def. Hannah Marion (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge) 6-2, 6-3.

SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP

Lutz (Shelby) def. Storey (Salisbury) 6-4, 6-0.

DOUBLES SEMIFINALS

Joy Loeblein-Erika Nelson (Salisbury) def. Claire Rinaldo-Anne Rinaldo (East Lincoln) 6-2, 6-3; McKenna Karas-Kalli Karas (Waxhaw Cuthbertson) def. Courtney Bowers-Lizzie Hanes (Ashe County) 6-1, 6-2.

DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP

M. Karas-K. Karas (Cuthbertson) def. Loeblein-Nelson (Salisbury) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.

RALEIGH CHARTER'S WANG WINS 1A TITLE


APEX -- Lori Wang of Raleigh Charter kept her perfect singles record intact and captured the state title on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A women's tennis tournament championships at Middle Creek High School.

Wang, last year's runner-up, beat Jordan Jackson of Mount Airy in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, in the final. Wang is now 21-0 on the season in singles play.

In doubles, Nelessa Lewis and Janice Wong of Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Math earned the championship with a 6-4, 7-6(4) victory over East Montgomery's Delana Hinson and Samantha Kellis. It was the first loss of the season in doubles for the East Montgomery pair after 13 consecutive wins.

The NCSSM team had won the Eastern Regional crown last week while the East Montgomery pair earned the Western Regional title.

NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2010 STATE 1-A WOMEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Middle Creek High School, Apex--Saturday's Results


SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Lori Wang (Raleigh Charter) def. Jordan Jackson (Mount Airy) 6-3, 6-2.


DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP

Nelessa Lewis-Janice Wong (Durham North Carolina School of Science and Math) def. Delana Hinson-Samantha Kellis (East Montgomery) 6-4, 7-6(4).

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