Friday, May 11, 2012

Charlotte Catholic's Kyle Johnson moves closer to record 4th N.C. championship

BURLINGTON -- Kyle Johnson of Charlotte Catholic moved a step closer to an unprecedented fourth consecutive singles championship on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.
                  Johnson won both of his matches in straight sets to move into the Saturday semifinals against Eric Greene of Western Alamance, whom he beat in last year's state championship in a tough battle by 7-6 (6), 7-5.
         Johnson is one of seven players in NCHSAA history to win three state singles titles but no one has ever won four in a row.
                  Matt Daly of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons will take on Eastern Wayne's Chaz Fitzpatrick in the other singles semifinal.
                  All four doubles semifinalists marched through their Friday matches in straight sets, with the Cardinal Gibbons team of Killian Steer and Matt Galush dropping only two games in four sets. Steer teamed with Chris Geaslen a year ago to capture the 2-A doubles title.
                  Semifinal action will get underway at 9 am Saturday.
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NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
3-A STATE MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
BURLINGTON TENNIS CENTER, BURLINGTON

SINGLES--FIRST ROUND
        Chaz Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) def. Pierce Beary (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) 6-0, 6-0; Joey Hatala (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Daniel May (Hickory) 6-1, 6-0;  Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Soren Wonde (Cleveland) 6-3, 6-1; Paul Hogan (Lenoir Hibriten) def. Victor Nechar (Concord Cox Mill) 6-2, 6-3;
Hayden Faulkenbury (China Grove Jesse Carson) def. Chaney Barnes (Kings Mountain) 1-6, 7-6(4), 6-4; Eric Greene (Western Alamance) def. Nick Jones (Wilson Fike) 7-6(1), 7-6(6); Kyle Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) def. Isaac Sluder (Waynesville Tuscola) 6-0, 6-0; Russell Turner (Eastern Wayne) def. John Dangerfield (Cameron Union Pines) 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-3.

SINGLES--QUARTERFINALS
                  Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) def. Hatala (Marvin Ridge) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3; Daly (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Hogan (Hibriten) 6-1,6-3; Greene (Western Alamance) def. Faulkenbury (Carson) 6-1, 6-3; Johnson (Charlotte Catholic def. Turner (Eastern Wayne) 7-5, 6-1.

SINGLES--SEMIFINALS, Saturday 9 am
                  Chaz Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) vs. Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)
                  Eric Greene (Western Alamance) vs. Kyle Jonson (Charlotte Catholic)

DOUBLES--FIRST ROUND
        Ricky Ydrovo-Thomas Freeman (Thomasville Ledford) def. Will Hoff-Michael Kearney (Pikeville Charles B. Aycock) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; Matthew Martinez-Zach Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) def. Alex Arditti-Luke Kessel (Hickory) 6-0, 6-2; Killian Steer-Matt Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Julian Marrero-Eric Joyner (Northern Nash) 6-0, 6-1; Bobby Hatala-Woody Watson (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Sandler Gensch-Logan Andrew (Belmont South Point) 7-5, 6-4; Tito Poplawski-David Howerton (Asheville) def. B.J. Beecher-Mason Croley (Concord) 6-3, 6-2; Aaron Weber-Bryan Zhang (Chapel Hill) def. Edwin Burnett-Patrick Evans (South Brunswick) 6-2, 6-1; Parks Thompson-Julian Hawkins (Statesville) def. Michael Turlington-Adam Greer (West Henderson) 6-0, 6-0; Andrew Stephenson-Jack Harrison (Burlington Williams) def. Phillip Packard-Drayton Williams (Wilson Fike) 6-4, 6-1.

DOUBLES--QUARTERFINALS
                  Martinez-Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) def. Ydrovo-Freeman (Ledford) 6-2, 6-0; Steer-Galush (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Hatala-Watson (Marvin Ridge) 6-0, 6-1; Poplawski-Howerton (Asheville) def. Weber-Zhang (Chapel Hill) 6-4, 7-5; Thompson-Hawkins (Statesville) def. Stephenson-Harrison (Williams) 6-3, 6-3.

DOUBLES--SEMIFINALS, Saturday 9 am
                  Matthew Martinez-Zach Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) vs. Killian Steer-Matt Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)
                  Tito Poplawski-David Howerton (Asheville) vs. Parks Thompson-Julian Hawkins (Statesville)













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