Cardinal Gibbons High zipped past Northern Guilford, 6-0, in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A dual-team tennis championships on Tuesday.
Matt Galush, the Crusaders’ No. 1 singles player, had a rematch against Northern Guilford’s Mark Fujino. Galush beat Fujino on Monday in the Mideast 3A singles championship. They may meet again this weekend in the 3A individual tournament that begins Friday at the Burlington Tennis Center.
“The guys are used to playing on back-to-back days, although it is unusual in high school tennis,” said Gibbons coach Andrew Tuttle. “We got back after 9 o’clock Monday night and Matt had an AP exam in calculus today, but on Tuesday he was just as good, if not better.
“We seemed to have some momentum from yesterday.”
Tuttle expected competitive matches.
“We got a good look at some of the players in the regionals,” Tuttle said. “We had good matches today.”
No. 2 Jim Mantyh and No. 4 Kyle Fitzgerald, who won the doubles regional on Monday, joined teammates Kyler Zadell and Brody Chapman in straight set wins. Louis Velasco took an 8-1 win at No. 6.
Wakefield blanks Comets: Wakefield, the 2014 4A state champion, blanked Clayton 6-0, but Wolverines coach Ken Stewart came away with a lot of respect for the Comets.
“Clayton played awfully hard,” Stewart said. “We had some great matches.”
Bo Boyden, the 2014 4A singles champ, defeated winner Klein Evans 6-1, 6-1. Jensen Martin, who will play with Boyden in the doubles in the individual tournament on Friday, topped Brooks Campbell 6-3, 6-1.
Blake Carter, Nico Grewe, Lake Ihly and Robert Belonga also won in straight sets, dropping a total of four games.
Charter reaches third round: Raleigh Charter reached the third round in the NCHSAA 1A dual-team tennis with a 6-0 victory over East Columbus.
Ravens lacrosse: Ravenscroft won a school record 12th straight boys lacrosse game on Tuesday with a 13-3 win over Cary Academy. The Ravens led 8-0 at the half and did not allow the Chargers a shot in the first two periods.
McLean Voelkel had three goals and three assists and Matt Johnson added three goals for the Triangle Independent School Athletic Association regular-season champions.
107-1 scoring edge: Carrboro completed an undefeated girls soccer regular season on Monday with a 7-0 win over Reidsville. The shutout gives the Jaguars a 107-1 scoring edge for the season.
Chapel Hill tied Carrboro 1-1.
Sophomore Natasha Turner scored three goals and sister Benedikte Turner, a senior, recorded the shut out for the Jaguars. Carrboro (15-0-1 overall, 10-0-0 Mid-State) led 2-0 at the half. The Jaguars had a 31-1 advantage in shots.
“It’s all about the defense,” Benedikte Turner said. “The defense really helped me. I really haven’t faced that many shots.”