Tennis Roundup

Carrboro, NC Science & Math, Cary Academy fall in tennis

Staff reportsMay 18, 2013 

Carrboro and N.C. Science & Math lost in the 2A and 1A finals of the N.C. High School Athletic Association dual-team championships on Saturday.

Carrboro lost to 2012 champion Shelby 5-3 at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center in Greensboro while Science & Math fell to Elkin 5-1 at the Burlington Tennis Center.

Carrboro’s match was moved from the outdoor courts in Burlington because of rain.

Shelby (21-0) won four of the six singles and then took first and third doubles. Marshall Parker, who won the state singles championship last weekend, won at No. 1 singles and teamed with Miles Poage to take the No. 1 doubles.

Carrboro (20-2) got wins from Jacob Zinn and Paul Flournoy at No. 5 and No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles.

“I knew it was going to be a very tough match,” said Carrboro coach Jon Noyes. “Their No. 1 player is No. 5 in the nation, and so that’s just an automatic win for them no matter how good my No. 1 player is. Their No. 2 player has played No. 1 for them for three years. ... he played my freshman, who was a finalist in the state championship.”

Eric Wang won No. 3 singles for Science & Math’s only win.

"We knew coming in that at No. 1 and 2 they were very strong, but I figured we would compete very well, and the matches were close,” said S&M coach Richard McClenny.

“I think the main thing today was we were up on 3,4, 5 and 6 and when the first rain delay came I think the kids just of relaxed a little bit and lost a little bit of focus …"

NCISAA 3A: Cary Academy (19-5) pulled off two upsets at No.5 to reach the finals, but lost to No. 2 Charlotte Providence Day 8-1.

Cary Academy knocked off No. 4 seed Greensboro Day in the second round 6-3 before eliminating top-seeded Covenant Day 6-2 in the semifinals.

NCISAA 2A: Top-seeded St. David’s continued its dash through the state tournament with a 7-2 title win against Gaston Day School.

St. David’s (14-3), with a first-round bye, beat Cary Christian 8-1 and defeated Rocky Mount Academy 8-1 en route to the finals.

Caryn Grant contributed

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