Terry Sanford sweeps CFVC tennis titles
Terry Sanford’s Helen Zhang won the Cape Fear Valley Conference singles championship and fellow Lady Bulldogs Claire Lieberman and Huda McGraw won an all-Bulldog doubles final match on Thursday at Lee County High School.
Six Lady Bulldogs and six Union Pines players will make up the CFVC contingent at the NCHSAA 3A Mid East Regional Championships Friday-Saturday at Burlington Tennis Center. Terry Sanford, as the season champion, and Union Pines have qualified for the 3A Dual Team State Tournament which begins with the first round on Tuesday.
In the singles tournament, Southern Lee’s Ashley Darr and Daisy Chang reached the quarterfinals as did Lee County’s Marianna Lucas.
The Lady Jackets and Lady Cavaliers had doubles teams reach the quarterfinals. Emily Gotschalk and Madison Childs, as well as Mason Sanders and Kaitlin Gotschalk got to the last eight. Southern Lee’s top doubles team, Britta Bowers and Madeline Lutz got to the quarters, too.
For the Lady Vikings, Mary Beth Jackson and Julianne Hall, the top two singles players for Union Pines all year, qualified for regionals in singles. In doubles, Kailee Southworth and Celine Bullock, along with Megan Smith and Abbey Downing, qualified.
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament
at Lee County High School
First round - Christina Yu, Terry Sanford d. Hannah Tolliver, Southern Lee 8-6, Daisy Chang, SL d. Sydney Blum, Lee County 8-2, Marianna Lucas, LC d. Selena Burchette, SL 8-1, Anna Barbee, LC d. Mia Borchelwicz, Gray’s Creek 8-1
Second round - Helen Zhang, TS d. Hailey Tredeau, Union Pines 8-0, Ashley Darr, SL d. Casey McLamb, GC 8-4, Julianne Hall, UP d. Paula Tu, TS 8-0, Chang, SL d. Yu, TS 8-4, Lucas, LC d. Barbee, LC 8-4, Emma Edge, TS d. Kim Romo, SL 8-0, Anita Ngo, TS d. Liz Burhard, GC 8-0, Mary Beth Jackson, UP d. Caleigh Cheatham, GC 8-0
Quarterfinals - Zhang, TS d. Darr, SL 8-0, Hall, UP d. Chang, SL 8-0, Edge, TS d. Lucas, LC 8-0, Jackson, UP d. Ngo, TS 8-0
Semifinals - Zhang, TS d. Hall, UP 8-2, Jackson, UP d. Edge, TS 8-3
Final - Zhang, TS d. Jackson, UP 7-3, ret.
First round - Kailee Southworth/Celine Bullock, UP d. Mira Kasari/Bailey Bolton, TS 8-4
Second round - Claire Lieberman/Huda McGraw, TS d. Destany Davis/Patience Davis, Westover def., Emily Gotschalk/Madison Childs, LC d. Sarah Boone/Lynn Nguyen, SL 8-0, Mason Sanders/Kaitlin Gotschalk, LC d. Ashley Dowless/Tiffany Melvin, GC 8-0, Southworth/Bullock, UP d. Sarah Nicholson/Meagan Pusser, UP 9-8 (7-5), Megan Smith/Abbey Downing, UP d. Morgan Pedley/Yenssa Williams, LC 8-1, Britta Bowers/Madeline Lutz, SL d. Martha Shaw/Esosa Asemota, TS 8-1, Tessa Currie/Morgan Barron, GC d. Zeasia Payne/Ojuawia Davis, W def., Trisha Slehria/Tanya Slehria, TS d. Kristian Reeves/Angela Velasco, GC 8-0
Quarterfinals - Lieberman/McGraw, TS d. E. Gotschalk/Childs, LC 8-0, Southworth/Bullock, UP d. Sanders/K. Gotschalk, LC 8-2, Smith/Downing, UP d. Bowers/Lutz, SL 8-3, Slehria/Slehria, TS d. Currie/Barron, GC 8-0
Semifinals - Lieberman/McGraw, TS d. Southworth/Bullock, UP 8-1, Slehria/Slehria, TS d. Smith/Downing 8-1
Final - Lieberman/McGraw, TS d. Slehria/Slehria, TS 8-3