Multiple Charlotte, Raleigh-area tennis players advance to NCHSAA tennis semifinals

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High school tennis players from the Charlotte-area and the Triangle had strong Day 1 performances at the N.C. High School Athletic Association tennis championships Friday.

The state’s top public school boys’ tennis players are competing for both individual and team titles this week.

Typically, the individual and team competitions are held separately, but the condensed competition schedule this year due to COVID-19 means the titles will be determined at the same time.

The 4A tournament is at Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh, with the 3A event at the Burlington Tennis Complex. The 1A and 2A tournaments are at Cary Tennis Park.

Semifinal play begins Saturday at 9 a.m.

A quick look at Friday’s first day of competition:

Four Raleigh doubles team advanced to the 4A semifinals: Cardinal Gibbons’ Joe Waynard and Walt Resse will face Leesville Road’s Matthew Robbins and Rohan Nijhawan in one semifinal. The other semifinals pairs Broughton’s E.J. Mildwurf and Hunter Tuttle against Leesville Road’s Brayden Hakerem and Brandon Keisner.

In singles, Green Hope’s Ryan Xiao advanced to the semis in 4A. He’ll face Lake Norman’s Walker Valentine.

In 3A doubles, Hickory’s Griffin Lovern and Costen Holtzman advanced to play New Hanover’s Alan Dimrock and Augie Ballantine. Marvin Ridge’s Rish Reddy and Harrison Williams advanced to play New Hanover’s Emerson Woolwine and Knox Lamar.

Research Triangle’s Sebastian Rodriguez advanced to the 1A state championship against Pine Lake Prep’s Tyler Ramanata.

Other Charlotte and Raleigh-area players to advance to semifinals: Marvin Ridge’s Soham Pradhan (3A), Chapel Hill’s Dennis Perumov (3A); Carrboro’s Jonas Miyagawa and Connor Nicol (2A); Carrboro’s Jonathan Baddour and Callan Baruch (2A); Bandys Joseph Cockman (2A); Carrboro’s Aidan Chung (2A); Raleigh Charter’s Griffin Whalen and Ethan Meyerhoffer (1A); Pine Lake Prep’s Davis Cohen, Parker Dotson (1A).

1A Men’s Tennis Individual State Tournament Results

Cary Tennis Park

2021 Singles Draw Quarterfinals

Sebastian Rodriguez (Research Triangle) def. Owen Jennings (Elkin) 6-1, 6-2

Patrick Soos (Elkin) def. Joshua Lee (Raleigh Charter) 6-0, 6-0

Tyler Ramanata (Pine Lake Prep) def. Jeremiah Alcantara (Franklin Academy) 6-0, 6-0

Ryan Hill (Raleigh Charter) def. Georgie Kriek (Mt. Airy) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

2021 Singles Draw Semifinals

Sebastian Rodriguez (Research Triangle) def. Patrick Soos (Elkin) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Tyler Ramanata (Pine Lake Prep) def. Ryan Hill (Raleigh Charter) 6-4, 6-1

2021 Singles Draw Championship – Saturday, May 15 @ 9:00 a.m.

Sebastian Rodriguez (Research Triangle) vs. Tyler Ramanata (Pine Lake Prep)

1A Men’s Tennis Individual State Tournament Results

Cary Tennis Park

2021 Doubles Draw Quarterfinals

Griffin Whalen & Ethan Meyerhoffer (Raleigh Charter) def. Jayden Gilliland & Preston Cox (Chatham Central) 6-1, 6-3

Jack Bradford & Gavin Schatz (Community School of Davidson) def. Matthew Southern & Dantz Tullis (Research Triangle) 6-2, 7-5

Davis Cohen & Parker Dotson (Pine Lake Prep) def. Tanner Collins & Lance Keller (Franklin Academy) 6-1, 6-0

Jeremiah Lee & Alex Hong (Raleigh Charter) def. Bobby Peters & Luca Pestana (Bishop McGuinness) 6-4, 7-5

2021 Doubles Draw Semifinals

Griffin Whalen & Ethan Meyerhoffer (Raleigh Charter) def. Jack Bradford & Gavin Schatz (Community School of Davidson) 6-0, 6-2

Davis Cohen & Parker Dotson (Pine Lake Prep) def. Jeremiah Lee & Alex Hong (Raleigh Charter) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

2021 Doubles Draw Championship – Saturday, May 15 @ 9:00 a.m.

Griffin Whalen & Ethan Meyerhoffer (Raleigh Charter) vs. Davis Cohen & Parker Dotson (Pine Lake Prep)

2A Men’s Tennis Individual State Tournament Results

Cary Tennis Park

2021 Singles Draw – First Round

Shane Swindell (North Lenoir) def. Collin Bonner (North Lincoln) 6-0, 6-3

Wesley Hanes (Carrboro) def. Alex Bhargava (Central Academy) 6-3, 6-2

Joseph Cockman (Bandys) def. Noah Goroski (Spring Creek) 7-5, 6-1

Will Koontz (Salisbury) def. Jagur Williams (Wheatmore) 6-4, 6-0

Joseph W. Caraccio (South Rowan) def. Parker Wyatt (McMichael) 6-2, 6-3

J.J. Woerner (First Flight) def. Zach Cunningham (South Point) 6-4, 6-2

Aidan Chung (Carrboro) def. Bain Bennett (West Davidson) 6-0, 6-0

Noah Shaul (Croatan) def. Sean Huynh (Lake Norman Charter) 6-1, 6-1

2021 Singles Draw Quarterfinals

Shane Swindell (North Lenoir) def. Wesley Hanes (Carrboro) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0

Joseph Cockman (Bandys) def. Will Koontz (Salisbury) 7-5, 6-1

J.J. Woerner (First Flight) def. Joseph W. Caraccio (South Rowan) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2

Aidan Chung (Carrboro) def. Noah Shaul (Croatan) 6-0, 6-1

2021 Singles Draw Semifinals – Saturday, May 15 @ 9:00 a.m.

Shane Swindell (North Lenoir) vs. Joseph Cockman (Bandys)

J.J. Woerner (First Flight) vs. Aidan Chung (Carrboro)

2A Men’s Tennis Individual State Tournament Results

Cary Tennis Park

2021 Doubles Draw – First Round

Tucker Williams & Jeremy Dawson (Greene Central) def. Ian Hunnell & Jacob Jensen (Burns) 6-4, 6-1

Jonas Miyagawa & Connor Nicol (Carrboro) def. Joe Lamb & Jake Queen (Ledford) 6-3, 6-3

Blake Sharpe & Bradley Rising (Brevard) def. Luke Edmondson & James Miller (Greene Central) 6-0, 6-4

Chris Hartzell & Sam Kruse (Ledford) def. Jackson Bostic & Will Hester (East Bladen) 6-0, 6-1

Jackson Brown & Sreyes Venkat (Atkins) def. Bryce Kronenwetter & Zander Burton (Whiteville) 6-0, 6-0

Alex Carver & Riley Carroll (North Lincoln) def. Alex Kockler & Simeon Hurdle (Northeastern) 6-3, 6-2

Jonathan Baddour & Callan Baruch (Carrboro) def. Jake Rogers & Jadon Carnes (Mt. Pleasant) 6-2, 6-0

Luke Fountain & Graham Wright (Fred T. Foard) def. Michael Carter & Wilson Wysor (Northeastern) 6-1, 6-2

2021 Doubles Draw Quarterfinals

Jonas Miyagawa & Connor Nicol (Carrboro) def. Tucker Williams & Jeremy Dawson (Greene Central) 6-2, 6-3

Chris Hartzell & Sam Kruse (Ledford) def. Blake Sharpe & Bradley Rising (Brevard) 6-4, 6-3

Jackson Brown & Sreyes Venkat (Atkins) def. Alex Carver & Riley Carroll (North Lincoln) 6-2, 7-6 (7-1)

Jonathan Baddour & Callan Baruch (Carrboro) def. Luke Fountain & Graham Wright (Fred T. Foard) 6-4, 6-0

2021 Doubles Draw Semifinals – Saturday, May 15 @ 9:00 a.m.

Jonas Miyagawa & Connor Nicol (Carrboro) vs. Chris Hartzell & Sam Kruse (Ledford)

Jackson Brown & Sreyes Venkat (Atkins) vs. Jonathan Baddour & Callan Baruch (Carrboro)

3A Men’s Tennis Individual State Tournament Results

Burlington Tennis Center

2021 Singles Draw – First Round

Ben Jones (Clayton) def. Liam Weller (A.C. Reynolds) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Joshua Mayhew (Cedar Ridge) def. Nicholas Clementi (Charlotte Catholic) 6-3, 6-1

Andrew Ganley (Watauga) def. Cole Peterson (Fike) 6-2, 6-1

Soham Pradhan (Marvin Ridge) def. Eddy Ferreira (Chapel Hill) 6-2, 6-4

Josh Gillis (Western Guilford) def. Jordan Miller (Terry Sanford) 6-0, 6-2

Evan Friday (Forestview) def. Owen Osborne (J.H. Rose) 6-1, 6-1

Dennis Perumov (Chapel Hill) def. Jake Handler (Concord) 6-0, 6-3

Rylan Tuten (A.C. Reynolds) def. James Rodriguez (C.B. Aycock) 6-0, 6-3

2021 Singles Draw Quarterfinals

Joshua Mayhew (Cedar Ridge) def. Ben Jones (Clayton) 7-5, 7-5

Soham Pradhan (Marvin Ridge) def. Andrew Ganley (Watauga) 6-3, 6-1

Josh Gillis (Western Guilford) def. Evan Friday (Forestview) 6-2, 6-2

Dennis Perumov (Chapel Hill) def. Rylan Tuten (A.C. Reynolds) 6-1, 6-1

2021 Singles Draw Semifinals – Saturday, May 15 @ 9:00 a.m.

Joshua Mayhew (Cedar Ridge) vs. Soham Pradhan (Marvin Ridge)

Josh Gillis (Western Guilford) vs. Dennis Perumov (Chapel Hill)

3A Men’s Tennis Individual State Tournament Results

Burlington Tennis Center

2021 Doubles Draw – First Round

Alan Dimock & Augie Ballantine (New Hanover) def. Jack McIntosh & Lewis Tate (Hickory) 6-0, 6-1

Kabir Grewal & Michael Gannon (East Chapel Hill) def. Shlok Singh & Adya Nataraj (Cox Mill) 6-2, 6-3

Griffin Lovern & Costen Holtzman (Hickory) def. Foster Evans & Ford Evans (Clayton) 7-6 (12-10), 6-1

Jack Poelke & Aryan Vinay (Marvin Ridge) def. Wayne Vanderford & Alex Whang (Chapel Hill) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Rish Reddy & Harrison Williams (Marvin Ridge) def. Colin O’Hagerty & Brandon Gwinn (Orange) 6-2, 6-1

Snyder Pearson & Hatten Gore (Fike) def. Luke Kirby & Eli Roberts (Crest) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)

Max Winzelberg & Harris Marsland (East Chapel Hill), BYE

Emerson Woolwine & Knox Lamar (New Hanover) def. Andrew Nanney & Henry Longbine (Forestview) 6-1, 6-2

2021 Doubles Draw Quarterfinals

Alan Dimock & Augie Ballantine (New Hanover) def. Kabir Grewal & Michael Gannon (East Chapel Hill) 6-3, 6-1

Griffin Lovern & Costen Holtzman (Hickory) def. Jack Poelke & Aryan Vinay (Marvin Ridge) 6-0, 4-6, 6-0

Rish Reddy & Harrison Williams (Marvin Ridge) def. Snyder Pearson & Hatten Gore (Fike) 6-2, 6-1

Emerson Woolwine & Knox Lamar (New Hanover) def. Max Winzelberg & Harris Marsland (East Chapel Hill) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 7-5

2021 Doubles Draw Semifinals – Saturday, May 15 @ 9:00 a.m.

Alan Dimock & Augie Ballantine (New Hanover) vs. Griffin Lovern & Costen Holtzman (Hickory)

Rish Reddy & Harrison Williams (Marvin Ridge) vs. Emerson Woolwine & Knox Lamar (New Hanover)

4A Men’s Tennis Individual State Tournament Results

Millbrook Exchange Park

2021 Singles Draw – First Round

Declan O’Brien (Millbrook) def. Kemp Garand (Providence) 6-0, 6-0

Ryan Xiao (Green Hope) def. Ryan Mangiapane (Hough) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4)

Noah Hathout (Ardrey Kell) def. Sawyer Hanna (Wakefield) 6-1, 6-2

Walker Valentine (Lake Norman) def. Sid Patil (Green Level) 6-0, 6-1

Carl Thomas Gedlitschka (Grimsley) def. Matthew Woo (Fuquay-Varina) 6-0, 6-1

Matthew Bautista (Enloe) def. Shiven Tiwari (Ardrey Kell) 6-2, 6-2

Marshall Landry (Pinecrest) def. Sebastian Hernandez (Hough) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-3

Ben Moore (Myers Park) def. Alex Higgins (Leesville Road) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

2021 Singles Draw Quarterfinal

Ryan Xiao (Green Hope) def. Declan O’Brien (Millbrook) 6-1, 6-0

Walker Valentine (Lake Norman) def. Noah Hathout (Ardrey Kell) 6-1, 6-0

Carl Thomas Gedlitschka (Grimsley) def. Matthew Bautista (Enloe) 6-3, 6-0

Marshall Landry (Pinecrest) def. Ben Moore (Myers Park) 6-0, 6-1

2021 Singles Draw Semifinals – Saturday, May 15 @ 9:00 a.m.

Ryan Xiao (Green Hope) vs. Walker Valentine (Lake Norman)

Carl Thomas Gedlitschka (Grimsley) vs. Marshall Landry (Pinecrest)

4A Men’s Tennis Individual State Tournament Results

Millbrook Exchange Park

2021 Doubles Draw – First Round

Joe Wayand & Walt Reese (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Jacob Anthony & Rishi Sadanandan (Ardrey Kell) 6-1, 6-1

Jesus Espinoza & Jackson Davis (Hough) def. Timothy Moon & William Moon (Holly Springs) 6-2, 6-3

Matthew Robbins & Rohan Nijhawan (Leesville Road) def. Stefan Mihailescu & Grant Partridge (Providence) 6-3, 6-2

Josh Grosser & Prajwal Biradar (Panther Creek) def. Tristian Karmatz & Xabier Aguirrezabal (Lake Norman) 6-1, 6-2

Ryan Carpino & Anthony Carpino (Hopewell) def. Will Blackwood & Charlie Hodges (Pinecrest) 6-2, 6-0

E.J. Mildwurf & Hunter Tuttle (Broughton) def. Sam Stapleton & Daniel Rohlman (Providence) 6-3, 6-0

Naresh Bharathy & Logan Siege (Green Hope) def. Joaquin Garcia & Noah Volk (Hough) 7-5, 6-2

Brayden Hakerem & Brandon Keisner (Leesville Road) def. Jake Spiva & John Kelly (Myers Park) 6-3, 6-0

2021 Doubles Draw Quarterfinals

Joe Wayand & Walt Reese (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Jesus Espinoza & Jackson Davis (Hough) 6-4, 6-4

Matthew Robbins & Rohan Nijhawan (Leesville Road) def. Josh Grosser & Prajwal Biradar (Panther Creek) 6-3, 6-2

E.J. Mildwurf & Hunter Tuttle (Broughton) def. Ryan Carpino & Anthony Carpino (Hopewell) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

Brayden Hakerem & Brandon Keisner (Leesville Road) def. Naresh Bharathy & Logan Siege (Green Hope) 6-3, 6-1

2021 Doubles Draw Semifinals – Saturday, May 15 @ 9:00 a.m.

Joe Wayand & Walt Reese (Cardinal Gibbons) vs. Matthew Robbins & Rohan Nijhawan (Leesville Road)

E.J. Mildwurf & Hunter Tuttle (Broughton) vs. Brayden Hakerem & Brandon Keisner (Leesville Road)

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