Championships in singles and doubles in four different classifications are up for grabs starting Thursday as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association holds its annual men’s tennis tournament championships at three different sites.
Semifinalists in both singles and doubles at the regional level qualified for the state championships.
The 4-A championships are scheduled for Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh. The 3-A event will be held at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center. Both the 1-A and the 2-A championships are set for the Cary Tennis Center.
Action will get underway on Thursday morning with the opening round of play at 9 a.m. after the coaches' meeting in all classifications. Two rounds will be played on Thursday, with the semifinals Friday morning and the championship matches on Friday afternoon. Since the field is smaller for the 1-A tournament, the only Friday match will be the championship Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Tyler Barrymore of Newton-Conover, who teamed with John Tate to win the ’13 2-A doubles championship, has qualified again, this time paired with Gordon Wepner. A Newton-Conover team has won the last four doubles championships in this classification.
More tennis finals are scheduled for next week, as all four classes of the men’s dual team tennis championships will be May 17 at the Burlington Tennis Center.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2014 MEN’S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TENNIS PAIRINGS
MAY 8-9, 2014
CLASS 2-A—Cary Tennis Center
Sam DeAraujo (Goldsboro) vs. Ryen Reid (Newton-Conover)
Tyler Barrymore-Gordon Wepner (Newton-Conover) vs. Zach Tracy-Cole Dozier (Newport Croatan)
Robby Taylor-Dylan Costello (Greene Central) vs. Andrew Beard-J. Will Edwards (Bandys)
CLASS 3-A—Burlington Tennis Center
Anthony Brennan (Swansboro) vs. Levy Young (Hibriten)
Luke Kessel-Will Arditti (Hickory) vs. Noah Pieper-Dean Crenshaw (South Brunswick)