CHAPEL HILL – Girls tennis players from Charlotte Catholic, Marvin Ridge and Myers Park have reached the semifinals of the 2020-21 NCHSAA state championships.
The state tournament also featured players from Ardrey Kell, Cuthbertson and Independence.
Maggie Gehrig (Charlotte Catholic) will play Chloe Harrington (Northern Nash) at 9 a.m. June 26 at Burlington Tennis Center. Gehrig defeated Jillian Russert (Watauga) 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and Brook Bieniek (Cape Fear) 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of the tournament.
Merritt Wilson (Marvin Ridge) defeated Owen Soccorso (East Chapel Hill) 6-2, 6-1 in the first round, but she lost to Peyton Philemon (New Hanover) 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.
Ava Tan and Kaitlyn Tozzi (Charlotte Catholic) will play Ingrid Mast and Maddie Moore (East Chapel Hill) at 9 a.m. June 26 at the Burlington Tennis Center. Tan and Tozzi defeated Grace Breeden and Marcie LaRowe (Topsail) 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and Suzanne Earnshaw and Courtney Fisher (Northwood) 6-0, 6-1 in the first round.
Avery Sager and Jeslyn Pratiknjo (Marvin Ridge) will play Caroline Adkins and Kathryn Adkins (Fike) at 9 a.m. June 26 at the Burlington Tennis Center. Sager and Pratiknjo defeated Sabrina Achki and Simone Samuel (North Brunswick) 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals and Mary Anna Stiles and Caroline Beasley (Terry Sanford) 6-0, 6-0 in the first round.
Lacey Craig and Ally Gray (Cuthbertson) as well as Ella Sixbury & Sadie Ehrenberg (Charlotte Catholic) qualified for the tournament but they lost their first round matches.
Elyse Duley (Myers Park) defeated Pradnya Akula (South Central) 6-2, 6-4 in the first round, but she lost to lost to Orianna Espinoza (Hough) 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.
Madeline Fowler (Independence) defeated Emma Hulicki (Wakefield) 6-4, 6-1 in the first round, but she lost to Julia Abrams (Mooresville) 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.
Shruthi Ramireddy (Ardrey Kell) and Anne Mason-Moore (Myers Park) qualified for the tournament, but they lost their first round matches.
Carson Weber and Mia Basinger (Myers Park) will play Elizabeth Vollmin and Macy Morrison (Hoggard) at 9 a.m. at Millbrook Exchange Park. Weber and Basinger defeated Valentina Jimenez and Virginia Jimenez (Hough) 6-0, 3-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and Payton Baxter and Sidney Malek (Cardinal Gibbons) 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 in the first round.
Meredyth Barr and Ella Bumgardner (Myers Park) defeated Euly Gimson and Trevlyn Roberts (Broughton) 3-6, 7-6 (12-10), 7-5 in the first round but they lost to Jessica Branon and Meira Volk (Hough) 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.
Ardrey Kell duos Julia McMillan and Camden Wallace as well as Hannah Biggers and Silvia Petrikis qualified for the tournament, but they lost their first round matches.