Fritsch, Zhang, Carrboro doubles team advance in state playoffs
And then there were four.
Carrboro stars Brian Freiburghouse and Jaguar doubles teammates Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn won their first two state individual 2-A boys’ tennis championship rounds at the Cary Tennis Park Friday to advance to today’s 9 a.m. state semifinals.
They are joined in the state semifinal round by one other area player, Chapel Hill singles star Bryan Zhang, who’ll play his 3-A semi at 9 a.m. at Burlington Tennis Center today.
No other area players made it through the opening two rounds.
The state championship round will be played after the conclusion of today’s semifinals.
NCHSAA Individual Championships
1st/2nd Round Area Results
Class 1-A, Cary Tennis Park
1st Round — Harrison Stone-Christian Quick (Voyager Academy) def. Sam Hill Jennings-Alex Wang (Misenheimer Gray Stone Day) 6-3, 6-2.
Quarterfinals —Vestal-Bullin (Elkin) def. Stone-Quick (Voyager) 6-4, 4-6.
Class 2-A, Cary Tennis Park
1st Round — Cameron Clemons (Monroe Central Academy) def. Jason Wykoff (Carrboro) 6-1, 6-1; Brian Freiburghouse (Carrboro) def. Krishna Tiwari (Wilkes Central) 6-1, 6-1; Michael Ogden (Salisbury) def. Ian Lobaugh (Durham School of the Arts) 6-0, 6-0.
Quarterfinals — Freiburghouse (Carrboro) def. Buckner (Mountain Heritage) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
Today’s Semifinals (9 a.m.) — Jacob Fuqua (Hendersonville) vs. Joseph Schrader (Brevard); Brian Freiburghouse (Carrboro) vs. Michael Ogden (Salisbury).
1st Round — Daniel Oh-Justin Yang (N.C. Science & Math) def. Thomas Chapman-Austin Miller (Mount Pleasant) 6-2, 6-2; Max Fritsch-Jake Zinn (Carrboro) def. Parker Jordan-Kevin Reynolds (Wilkes Central) 6-3, 6-2; Paul Flournoy-Aaron Hiller (Carrboro) def. David Ryu-Hunter Dean (Trinity) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4).
Quarterfinals — Kramer-Hardy (North Lenoir) def. Oh-Yang (NCSSM) 7-5, 6-3; Still-Wilson (Brevard) def. Flournoy-Hiller (Carrboro) 6-4, 6-2; Fritsch-Zinn (Carrboro) def. Barrymore-Wepner (Newton-Conover) 6-2, 7-5.
Today’s Semifinals (9 a.m.) — Evan Kramer-Will Hardy (North Lenoir) vs. Cre Still-Chris Wilson (Brevard) Max Fritsch-Jake Zinn (Carrboro) vs. Clint Comadoll-Spencer Storey (Salisbury)
Class 3-A, Burlington Tennis Center
1st Round — Austin Allen (Asheboro) def. Chris Chang (Chapel Hill) 6-3, 6-2; Bryan Zhang (Chapel Hill) def. Austin Schepel (Waxhaw Cuthbertson) 6-1, 6-3; George Lovitt (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) won by default over Zac Marion (Cedar Ridge).
Quarterfinals — Zhang (Chapel Hill) def. Douglas-Fields (A.C. Reynolds) 6-2, 6-3.
Today’s Semifinals (9 a.m.) — Anthony Brennan (Swansboro) vs. Bryan Zhang (Chapel Hill); Robert Kelly (Cardinal Gibbons) vs. George Lovitt (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge).
1st Round — Avanish Madhavaram-Hayden Wohlfarth (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Alex Walker-Ashwin Bhargava (Chapel Hill) 6-4, 7-5.
Class 4-A, Millbrook Exchange Park
1st Round — Bo Boyden (Wakefield) def. Max Smith (East Chapel Hill) 6-0, 6-1.
1st Round — Jensen Martin-Phil Lauture (Wakefield) def. Jack Devonport-Connor Lutz (East Chapel Hill) 6-3, 6-3.
NOTE — Semifinal winners to meet for state championships this afternoon.