Local tennis, lacrosse and Cape Fear Academy teams compete in state playoffs

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Championships in singles and doubles in four different classifications are up for grabs this weekend as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association holds its annual boys tennis tournament at three different sites.

From left-to-right: Marshall Waren, Jack Cooper, Patrick Senior, Taylor Gaines, Lucus McLatchy. Photo courtesy Hughes Waren
Pictured, from left, are: Marshall Waren, Jack Cooper, Patrick Senior, Taylor Gaines, Lucus McLatchy. Photo courtesy Hughes Waren.

Six players from Wilmington open competition Friday at Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh. After capturing the east regional title, Marshal Waren (New Hanover) will face Nico Grewe (Raleigh Wakefield) in the round of 16, while Chase Horton (Hoggard) takes on Blake Carter (Raleigh Wakefield).

Two tandems from New Hanover also qualified for the doubles tournament. Taylor Gaines and Patrick Senior (New Hanover) face Lake Ihly and Robert Belonga (Raleigh Wakefield). Lucas McLatchy and Jack Cooper (New Hanover) take on Austin Cobb and Josiah Schainblatt (Raleigh Millbrook).

Lacrosse 4A playoff bracket   

The Hoggard boys and girls lacrosse teams have a one-seed in the playoffs. Photo courtesy- John Crouch
The Hoggard boys and girls lacrosse teams have a one-seed in the playoffs. Photo courtesy John Crouch.

No. 1 seed-Hoggard vs. wild card-Ashley

Wild card-New Hanover vs. No. 1 Middle Creek

No. 2 Laney vs. No. 3 Enloe

All games are Friday.

Round one results

Ashley 9    Wakefield 7

New Hanover 13    J. H. Rose  3

 

Girls lacrosse playoff schedule

No. 1 Hoggard vs. No. 4 Carrboro

No. 3 Laney at No. 2 New Bern

No. 2 Ashley vs. No. 3 J.H. Rose

No. 4 Topsail vs. Wild Card-Sanderson

 

N.C. Independent School Athletic Association playoffs

The Cape Fear Academy spring sports teams learned their seeds for the state playoffs this week, which are scheduled to get underway on Friday.

The CFA boys tennis team received a one-seed after winning conference and posting a 14-2 overall record. The Hurricanes girls soccer team earned a three-seed at 12-5-1 overall as the defending state champions. CFA won the Coastal Rivers Conference this season.

Lacrosse

No. 10 Cape Fear Academy vs. No. 7 Parrott Day School (boys)

No. 7 Cape Fear Academy vs. No. 2 Durham Academy (girls)