Cardinal Gibbons made it four state titles in a row at the N.C. High School Athletic Association boys dual-team tennis championships on Saturday at the Burlington Tennis Center.
Gibbons defeated Marvin Ridge High (Waxhaw, N.C.) 6-0 to claim the 3A title
It is their eighth state crown in the past nine years. Cardinal Gibbons was the 3A runner-up in its first year of 3A play in 2010 after taking four consecutive 2A titles.
Cardinal Gibbons (25-4) claimed a 3A triple crown for the second straight year by adding the state team title to go with state 3A individual singles and doubles titles won by Crusaders last week.
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Gibbons senior Robert Kelly, the 3A state singles champion, defeated Marvin Ridge’s George Lovitt in the individual semifinals last week. Kelly beat Lovitt for the team title on Saturday, 6-2, 6-4.
In other matches, Matt Galush topped John Hatala, 6-1, 6-2; Jim Mantyh defeated Avanish Madhavaram, 6-2, 6-3; Brody Chapman eliminated Hayden Wohlfarth, 6-4, 6-3; Kyler Zadell won over Andrew Viditz-Ward, 7-5, 6-0; and Kyle Fitzgerald beat Michael Kronovet, 6-3, 6-3.