Reynolds Chad Hoskins & Paul Yamane Wins 4A Double Title: Courtesy Reynolds Athletics
RALEIGH-- Austin Ansari of Greensboro Page won both his matches on Saturday to take the single championship in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men's tennis championships at Millbrook Exchange Park.
Ansari defeated Graham Duncan of Apex 6-2, 6-4 in the finals after rolling in his morning semifinal in straight 6-2 sets over Mike Roberts of Charlotte Ardrey Kell.
Chad Hoskins and Paul Yamane of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds triumphed in the doubles championship, beating Greensboro Grimsley's Will Albright and Graham Pearson 6-3, 6-1.
Albright and Pearson had earned their berth in the finals by rallying from a set down to win their semifinal match over Bo Boyden and Jensen Martin of Raleigh Wakefield.
Yamane had been a part of the R.J. Reynolds state runner-up duo a year ago, as he and Jack Riazzi fell to Quinn Carmean and Sean Carmean of Raleigh Millbrook in the championship match.
CARY-- The third time was the charm for Elkin's Tyler Macy on Saturday morning in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Macy, the singles runner-up in each of the last two years, captured the championship this time as he battled to a 7-6(3), 6-2 victory over Jacob Fuqua of Hendersonville in the final.
Kevin Weckworth and Lane Kiser of Kernersville Bishop McGuinness earned the doubles crown with a 7-6(3), 6-1 victory over the Hendersonville pair of Brackin Kirkland and Charles Colhoun.
BURLINGTON -- Kyle Johnson of Charlotte Catholic made history on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.
Johnson became the only player to win four consecutive men's singles titles in NCHSAA history, taking the championship with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Matt Daly of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons. Johnson had defeated Eric Greene of Western Alamance in straight sets in a morning semifinal.
On eight occasions, a men's player has won at least three singles crowns, counting Johnson entering this championship. Will Rollinson of Cardinal Gibbons had the most recent accomplishment of that feat, winning titles from 2006-08 in the 2-A classification.
The Charlotte Catholic star dropped only one set in four years of competition at the regional and state tournament level, and his overall high school career record in singles is an amazing 89-7.
In doubles, the Statesville duo of Parks Thompson and Julian Hawkins took the state championship with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Killian Steer and Matt Galush of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons.