NCHSAA tennis, track roundup: Carrboro duo wins state title
Carrboro duo wins state 2-A tennis title
CARY— The Carrboro doubles team of Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn completed a perfect run through the state 2-A individual boys’ tennis championships Friday, downing North Lenoir’s Evan Kramer and Will Hardy 6-2, 6-0 for the state title at Cary Tennis Park.
Fritsch and Zinner won their morning semifinal over Clint Comadoll and Spencer Storey of Salisbury, also 6-2, 6-0.
Their win offset the disappointment of teammate Brian Freiburghouse’s elimination in the state semifinals Friday morning. He was beaten by eventual state 2-A champ Michael Ogden of Salisbury in an extremely tight match 6-4, 7-5.
Making Freiburghouse’s performance even more notable was the ease of Ogden’s 6-1, 6-0 championship win over reigning state 1-A champion Jacob Fuqua of Hendersonville.
Fuqua couldn’t defend his 1-A title since Henderson was reclassified to the 2-A ranks this season.
ZHANG FALLS IN 3-A SEMIS — Chapel Hill star Bryan Zhang was eliminated in the state 3-A individual boys’ tennis championship semifinals at the Burlington Tennis Center by Swansboro’s Anthony Brennan 7-6 (10-2), 6-1.
Area performers place in 1-A state track meet
GREENSBORO — Research Triangle High School tied for 23rd and Granville Central tied for 38th place Friday in the state 1-A boys’ track & field championships at N.C. A&T’s Irwin Belk Track.
Madison Daniel took seventh place in the 1600 and 3200 for RTHS and Michal Swepson placed eighth in the 3200. The RTHS 4x800 relay team of Andy Klappenbach, Eric Young, Swepson and Daniel finished third in 8:39.56.
Granville Central’s Josh Morris placed sixth in the 100 in 11.46 and seventh in the 200 and teammate Bryron Tabron placed 11th in the shot put.
Granville Central placed 30th in the girls’ state 1-A championship. Jessica Morris ran fifth in the 100-meter final in 12.82 seconds for the Panthers’ top finish. She also placed 10th in the 200.
The Panthers’ Alexis Bailey was sixth in the shot put and Alaris Estes placed 12th in the 3200.