Ledford tennis outlasts Cleveland 6-3
Ledford won four singles matches to gain the advantage and two doubles matches to finish off Cleveland 6-3 in the first round of the NCHSAA 3A dual-team playoffs Tuesday.
Elizabeth Stroup won two tiebreakers, 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, (11-9), to earn a key point at No. 2 singles and — along with wins by Erin Crotts, Sarah Richardson and Katie Wilson — help give the Panthers (19-1) a lead into doubles.
Stroup-Taylor Freeman and Richardson-Wilson won in doubles to seal the win for Ledford, which will play again next week against Northern Guilford.
Stroup-Freeman and Richardson-Wilson will play in Friday's individual regional at the Burlington Tennis Center.
DURHAM SCHOOL OF ARTS 6, WHEATMORE 3
TRINITY — Wheatmore lost two singles matches on tiebreakers and fell to Durham School of the Arts 6-3 in the opening round of the NCHSAA 2A dual-team playoffs.
Jessica Myers was the only singles winner for the Warriors. She and sister Jordan Myers took one doubles match while Mary Vecellio and Stephanie Fortner won another.
Wheatmore finishes the season 16-3 with the other two losse at the hands of Ledford.
BISHOP 5, N. STOKES 1
WINSTON-SALEM — Bishop McGuinness topped North Stokes 5-1 on Tuesday in the first round of the NCHSAA 1A dual-team playoffs.
Kyndall Cortes, Morgan Auger, Anna Owen, Adaire Hudson and Anna Petrangeli won in singles for the Villains (10-2), seeded No. 2 from the Northwest Conference.
Bishop will face Community School of Davidson in the second round next Tuesday at 4 p.m. at North Mecklenburg High in Huntersville.
REAGAN 6, HP CENTRAL 0
WINSTON-SALEM — High Point Central was swept 6-0 by host Reagan on Tuesday in the opening round of the NCHSAA 4A dual-team playoffs.
It was the first time the Bison, seeded No. 2 from the Piedmont Triad Conference, reached the state dual-team playoffs in 12 years.
Doubles team Kristen Biddle and Eva Ellenburg will next play in the individual regionals Friday at Page.
WESLEYAN DEF. HP CHRISTIAN
HIGH POINT — Wesleyan Christian held off visiting High Point Christian 25-16, 25-11, 25-27, 22-25 on Tuesday in its regular-season finale to clinch the outright PACIS 3A title.
Amanda Connette had nine digs and eight kills for the Trojans (16-4, 10-0 PACIS), while Caitlyn Michalski had 14 kills and two blocks, and Taylor Bouras had eight kills and six blocks.
Sydney Rowan had 12 kills and eight digs for the Cougars (13-14, 6-4 PACIS ), while Caroline Phipps had nine digs, and Rachel Cox had 20 assists.
The seeding meeting for the NCISAA playoffs will be Sunday, and the first-round matches will be next Tuesday.
WESTCHESTER DEF. BURLINGTON SCHOOL
HIGH POINT — Westchester Country Day beat The Burlington School 25-15, 25-9, 25-7 on Tuesday in the first round of the Triad Athletic 1A/2A/3A Conference tournament.
Kayla Watson had seven kills, Miranda Bryson and Kayla Kushner each had six, while Leila Abebe and Campbell Kinley also played well for the Wildcats.
Westchester plays again Thursday in the semifinals at Carolina Friends.
WHEATMORE DEF. E. RANDOLPH
TRINITY — Kelly Davis passed the 3,000 assist mark, as Wheatmore rolled past Eastern Randolph 25-8, 25-15, 25-10 on Tuesday in the semifinals of the PAC-6 2A tournament at Wheatmore.
Davis finished with 42 assists and six digs for the Warriors (21-1), who play Providence Grove in the finals Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Wheatmore.
Georgia Garrison also had 15 kills, while Kathryn Johnson had 10 kills and five digs, Emily Brown had seven kills, Davey Albertson had eight kills, and Casey Hawkins had five digs.
EAST DAVIDSON DEF. NORTH ROWAN
THOMASVILLE — East Davidson edged North Rowan 19-25, 27-25, 25-17, 12-25, 15-13 in the semifinals of the Central Carolina 2A Conference tournament at East.
Madison Gibson had nine kills and three blocks while Taylor Moretz had seven kills and six blocks for the Golden Eagles, who will host West Davidson on Wednesday in the championship at 7 p.m.
LEDFORD DEF. C. DAVIDSON
WALLBURG — Ledford defeated Central Davidson 25-21, 27-25, 22-25, 25-19 in the semifinals of the Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference tournament Tuesday.
Leaders for the Panthers included Alis Styer (five digs), Jessie Hayworth (three aces, seven kills), Sierra Cefali (14 kills), Siarra Walker (12 kills, Tori Farlow (11 digs) and Alyssa Doby (36 assists).
Ledford plays Tuesday at Asheboro at 7 p.m. in the MPC tournament finals.
HP CHRISTIAN 5, HICKORY GROVE 2
HIGH POINT — Zach Holloway fashioned a hat-trick to help High Point Christian defeat Hickoy Grove 5-2 on Tuesday.
Casey Penland had a goal and an assist for the Cougars (7-11-1) while Clint Lee also scored. Grant Oloffo, Joe Severs and Andrew Migliardi also had assists.
WESLEYAN 5, CARY ACADEMY 1
CARY — Wesleyan Christian concluded its regular season with a 5-1 nonconference win Tuesday against host Cary Academy.
Drew Mostoller, Andrew Moebius, Kirby Robbins, Matt Owens and Eli Voncannon scored for the Trojans (17-3-2), while Connor Case, Robbins and Reed Kirsch had assists.
Connor Bell made five saves in goal.
Wesleyan, ranked No. 2 in the NCISAA 3A, will next play this weekend in the NCISAA 3A state playoffs, which have yet to be determined.
MT. AIRY 5, BISHOP 1
MT. AIRY — Mt. Airy topped visiting Bishop McGuinness 5-1 in a Northwest 1A Conference match Tuesday.
Andrew Chappelow scored the lone goal for the Villains (6-9-2, 4-4 NWC), while Ben Chappelow made 10 saves in goal.
SOUTHWEST GUILFORD 1, RAGSDALE 0
HIGH POINT — Trent Mayberry scored halfway through the first half to help lift Southwest Guilford past visiting rival Ragsdale 1-0 in a Piedmont Triad 4A Conference match Tuesday.
Mayberry took a crossing pass, beat a defender and slid a shot past the goalkeeper at about the 20-minute mark of the first half for the lone score.
Kyle Shina made three saves in goal for the Cowboys (13-3-2, 4-3 PTC), who play again Thursday at East Forsyth at 7 p.m. Daniel Kanakanui made nine saves for the Tigers.
NORTHWEST GUILFORD 4, HIGH POINT CENTRAL 0
HIGH POINT — High Point Central fell to 15th-ranked Northwest Guilford 4-0 in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference play Tuesday.
Stephen Smith made 11 saves in goal for the Bison (10-6, 2-5 PTC), who trailed 1-0 at halftime.
Central plays again Thursday at home against Ragsdale at 7 p.m.
AT OAK HOLLOW
HIGH POINT — Cannon carded a 108 for a 18-shot victory over Wesleyan on Tuesday.
Cecily Overbey of the Trojans shot a 2-under-par 34 to take medalist honors. Other counting scorers for Wesleyan were Erica Hamilton (42) and Erika Peck (50).
AT OAK HOLLOW
HIGH POINT — Northwest Guilford won the 18-hole final match for the Piedmont Triad 4A Conference on Tuesday at Oak hollow.
Northwest finished with a 278 total, followed by Glenn (286), Ragsdale (296), High Point Central (298), East Forsyth (301) and Southwest Guilford (314).
Joliana Elias of Ragsdale shot a 79 to take medalist honors, with Brooke Fields (98) and Alexis Shuttle (119) the other counting scorers for the Tigers,
Lauren Giles (96), Ashlyn Day (99) and Lizzie Smith (103) were counting scorers for Central. Taylor Strassburg (87), Savannah Gilbert (94) and Sierra Hurley (105) were the top three for Glenn, Sarah Phelan (94), Madison Harriman (104) and Michael Brooks (116) were counting scorers for Southwest.