May 10, 2013
Wake County schools played a prominent role in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s tennis championships on Friday at the Millbrook Exchange Park.
Three of the four entries in Saturday’s championship matches are from Wake County, and two more Wake County participants lost in the semifinals. The tournament played three rounds on Friday with the threat of inclement weather on Saturday.
The singles championship is an all-Wake County final as Bo Boyden of Raleigh Wakefield takes on Nick Stachowiak of Apex Middle Creek. Stachowiak won all three of his matches in straight sets and lost only five games in six sets, while Boyden had a pair of straight-set wins and then advanced to the final after Grey Hamilton of Southern Pines Pinecrest defaulted due to injury.
The Raleigh Millbrook pair of Chris Mahan and John Karlawish will face the Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds team of Jack Riazzi and Paul Yamane in the finals. Riazzi and Yamane made it to the 2011 4-A doubles finals but lost to a Millbrook team in that one. Yamane and Chad Hoskins of R.J. Reynolds teamed a year ago to win the doubles crown.
Championships are scheduled for 8:30 on Saturday morning.
Grey Hamilton (Southern Pines Pinecrest) def. Naveed Foroudi (Greensboro Page) 6-1, 6-2; Ryan Wydra (Cornelius W.A. Hough) def. Kelly Patch (Morrisville Green Hope) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; Warren Bryan (Greensboro Page) def. A.J. Stilwell (Wilmington Laney) 6-0, 6-4; Bo Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Greg Dow (Lake Norman) 6-2, 6-0; Nick Stachowiak (Apex Middle Creek) def. Karthik Arunkumar (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) 6-0, 6-0; Nick McDaniel (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) def. Jordan Frazier (Greenville Rose) 6-3, 6-0; Josh Dutoit (Charlotte Ardrey Kell), bye; Kyle Schlanger (Northwest Guilford) def. Klein Evans (Clayton) 6-2, 7-5;
Hamilton (PInecrest) def. Wydra (Hough) 6-3, 6-2; Boyden (Wakefield) def. Bryan (Page) 6-2, 7-5; Stachowiak (Middle Creek) def. McDaniel (R.J. Reynolds) 6-1, 6-0; Schlanger (Northwest Guilford) def. Dutoit (Ardrey Kell) 6-2, 7-5.
Boyden (Wakefield) def. Hamilton (Pinecrest), injury default; Stachowiak (Middle Creek) def. Schlanger (Northwest Guilford) 6-3, 6-1.
Bo Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) vs. Nick Stachowiak (Apex Middle Creek), Saturday 8:30 am
Patrick Ryder-Reid Gilbert (Wilmington Laney) def. Tony Oh-Mat Garner (Northwest Guilford) 6-2, 6-1; Jensen Martin-Andrew Belonga (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Blake Givens-Tyler Givens (Matthews David Butler) 6-2, 6-0; Jack Riazzi-Paul Yamane (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) def. Chase Horton-Evan Linett (Wilmington Hoggard) 6-2, 6-0; Logan Weber-Austin Cobb (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Sean Gallagher-Ryan Farley (Lake Norman) 6-1, 6-1; Chris Mahan-John Karlawish (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Brian Perez-Christopher Dillon (Charlotte Myers Park) 6-2, 6-1; Sam Utley-Carter Gay (High Point Central) def. Kiran Patel-Hunter Bell (Fayetteville Terry Sanford) 6-2, 6-2; Kyle Burns-Matt Hammond (Morrisville Green Hope) def. Michael McGowan-Duy Huynh (Charlotte Providence) 6-3, 6-2; Jack Sandlin-Marshall Waren (Wilmington New Hanover) def. Matt Tutton-Tripp Smith (High Point Central) 7-6(2), 6-2.
Martin-Belonga (Wakefield) def. Ryder-Gilbert (Laney) 6-1, 6-3; Riazzi-Yamane (R.J. Reynolds) def. Weber-Cobb (Millbrook) 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3; Mahan-Karlawish (Millbrook) def. Utley-Gay (High Point Central) 6-1, 6-1; Burns-Hammond (Green Hope) def. Sandlin-Waren (New Hanover) 6-3, 6-2.
Riazzi-Yamane (R.J. Reynolds) def. Martin-Belonga (Wakefield) 6-4, 6-1; Mahan-Karlawish (Millbrook) def. Burns-Hammond (Green Hope) 6-2, 6-3.
Jack Riazzi-Paul Yamane (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) vs. Chris Mahan-John Karlawish (Raleigh Millbrook), Saturday 8:30 am
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