Broughton girls handle Grimsley; 17 Triangle schools go ejection-free

tstevens@newsobserver.comSeptember 5, 2013 

Broughton and Greensboro Grimsley have played for the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A girls dual-team tennis championship for the last two years which makes Wednesday’s 8-1 Caps victory even more impressive.

Grimsley isn’t as strong as it has been the last two years -- state champion in 2011 and runner-up in 2012 -- but the Whirlies were ranked No. 6 in the state before the loss. Broughton dominated the individual matches as throughly as it dominated the match.

The Caps’ Maggie Kane remained undefeated at No. 1 with a 10-0 victory over Mari Fujino and Kara Summerford and Olivia King won 10-1 and 10-4 at Nos. 2 and 3. Adrienne Overcash lost 10-8 at No. 4, but Ann Taylor Hinton and Hunter Cox won 10-4 and 10-3 at Nos. 5 and 6.

None of the three doubles were closer than 8-3.

Wake County teams dominate the N.C. Tennis Association rankings with No. 1 Broughton, No. 2 Panther Creek and No. 3 Green Hope. East Chapel Hill is No. 7 and Millbrook is No. 8.

Broughton is at home against Green Hope on Sept. 27 and on Oct. 4 against Panther Creek.

Cardinal Gibbons, which defeated Ravenscroft 8-1 on Wednesday, leads the coaches’ 3A poll.

Ejection free: Several area schools had no ejections during the 2012-13 season. The N.C. High School Athletic Association tracks ejections as part of its emphasis on sportsmanship.

The no ejection list is recognition of the schools that had no student, coach, manager or game administrator ejected for fighting, flagrant contact, biting, taunting, profanity, obscene gesture, or disrepectfully addressing an official.

Any individual who ejected twice during one sports season is suspended for the rest of the season. Any individual who is ejected three times in a school year is suspended for 365 days.

The area ejection-free schools were Carrboro, Cary, Durham Science & Math, East Wake Academy, Franklin Academy, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Granville Central, Green Hope, Holly Springs, Middle Creek, Neuse Charter, Princeton, Raleigh Charter, Sanderson, South Johnston and West Johnston.

128 of the NCHSAA’s 396 schools had no ejections during the 2012-13 school year.

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