High School Sports

Greene Central, Nash Central lose in tennis state finals

Posted November 3, 2012

Salisbury earned its fifth consecutive state championship on Saturday afternoon in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state women's dual team tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.

The Hornets rolled past Greene Central by a 5-0 score in the 2-A final, winning all the completed matches in straight sets and taking five of those sets at love.

Salisbury was in the finals for the 12th time and captured its ninth NCHSAA state dual team title, finishing the season with a 21-2 mark. Greene Central was in the finals for the 11th time with a pair of previous state championships and wound up 21-3 overall.

The 3-A final was the closest of the day, with unbeaten Nash Central and Charlotte Catholic splitting 3-3 in singles action and two of the matches going to the third-set tiebreaker.

But Catholic won the second and third doubles contests to take a 5-3 victory, improving its final season record to 20-6. The Cougars have now nine NCHSAA championships in 10 trips to the dual team finals.

Nash Central lost for the first time this season after 19 consecutive wins.

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