Saturday, May 11, 2013

Shelby's Marshall Parker, Newton-Conover's doubles team make state championship tennis history

CARY -- On the same day that Newton-Conover’s double teams made history, Shelby sophomore Marshall Parker made history, too.

Parker beat Carrboro freshman Brian Freiburghouse 6-0, 6-0 in the N.C. 2A championship at the Cary Tennis Center. Parker became the first singles champion from Shelby since 2003.

In eight total championship sets, Parker lost three games.

In doubles, Newton-Conover’s John Tate and Tyler Barrymore beat Swannanoa Owen’s Bobby Decker and Eli Hile 6-3, 6-0. Tate and Barrymore locked up Newton-Conover’s fourth straight doubles championship. It was Tate’s second straight personal doubles title. He teamed with Ryan Lampe to win last year.

In 3A, Charlotte Catholic’s Riley Brosnan lost in the singles final 6-1, 6-2 to Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons’ Robert Kelly at the Burlington Tennis Center.

In doubles, Concord’s team of B.J. Beecher and Ryan Harvey lost to Gibbons’ Matt Galush and Noah Costantine 6-2, 6-1 in the championship round.

In 1A, Jacob Fuqua of Hendersonville beat Rosewood’s Dylan Cuddington 6-2, 6-1 at the Cary Tennis Center. In doubles, Tyler Macy and Ryan Schell of Elkin beat Bishop McGuinness’ Kevin Weckworth and Sam McLauhry 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

In 4A, Apex Middle Creek’s Nick Stachowiak beat Raleigh Wakefield’s Bo Boyden 6-1, 6-2 to win singles. In doubles, Winston-Salem Reynolds’ Jack Riazzi and Paul Yamane won the title, beating Raleigh Millbrook’s Chris Mahan and John Karlawish 7-5, 6-3.