Broughton, the 2011 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A girls’ dual-team tennis runner-up, advanced to the third round of the 2012 tournament with a 6-0 victory Tuesday over New Hanover.
The Caps (20-0) swept all six singles matches, losing only five games. The match was stopped after the singles matches because the outcome had been determined.
New Hanover was the No. 2 seed from the Mideastern 4A and finished 13-5.
“We played very well and our girls were very focused,” said Broughton coach Laura Davidson.
The victory sets up a third-round showdown Monday between Broughton, the Cap Eight 4A champion, and Panther Creek, the Tri-Nine 4A champion. The Catamounts were a 5-1 winner against East Chapel Hill.
The Caps defeated Panther Creek (19-1) during the regular season 8-1, but that match used a pro-set format instead of the usual best-of-3 sets.
“Panther Creek has a fabulous team,” Davidson said. “They are just tremendous. It should be a great match. … Panther Creek is young but very talented.”
Sanderson, 13-3 and the No. 3 seed from the Cap Eight 4A, eliminated Durham Jordan 5-1 and will play Green Hope (19-3 and the Tri-Nine 4A No. 2)
Green Hope battled past the Millbrook 6-0 in a match that was very contested.
The Falcons’ Audrey Channell beat Lauren McCorquodale 4-6, 6-3, (10-6) at No. 1 singles and Green Hope’s Jurasia Horvat and Brantley Belk also won tiebreakers for their No. 3 and No. 4 singles wins.
The dual-team tournament will continue next week. The NCHSAA individual girls’ tennis championships will be Friday and Saturday. The 4A championships will be at Millbrook Exchange Park.
“We are going to focus in on the weekend,” Davidson said. “We hope Maggie Kane does well in singles and she could contend. Our doubles teams could do well, too, but all of our girls are going to have to be at the top of their games.”
NCHSAA 3A tennis: Carolina 3A champion Cardinal Gibbons (18-6) swept Northern Guilford 6-0 without dropping a set. The Crusaders will play Eastern Wayne in the third round.
NCISAA tennis: Ravenscroft won two of three doubles matches and five of six singles to defeat Saint Mary’s 7-2 in the second round of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A tournament.
Durham Academy was eliminated 6-3 by Greensboro Day.
NCISAA boys’ soccer: Ravenscroft, the No. 6 seed in 3A, upended third-seeded Charlotte Latin 1-0 to advance to the third round. Corey Chandler, one of three juniors among 17 seniors on the team, scored the only goal.
Sanford Grace Christian, the NCISAA 1A top seed, beat Raleigh Trinity Academy 2-0, and Durham Carolina Friends defeated First Assembly Christian 4-3 in NCISAA 2A.
Field hockey: Durham Academy’s Jordan Barry scored a goal and had an assist in a 2-1 victory over Ravenscroft in the NCISAA championships.
Durham Academy (12-2) advanced to Friday’s semifinals at Cary Academy.