The boys tennis season came to a close for a handful of area players after being eliminated from competition in the round of 16 on Friday.
After clinching top spot out of the East Regional, Marshal Waren took the opening set at Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh before falling in a three-set tiebreaker 6-7, 7-6, 6-0, to Nico Grewe of Raleigh-Wakefield. Grewe was eventually eliminated in the semifinals as officials elected to play three rounds on Friday with the threat of some inclement weather on Saturday.
Hoggard’s Chase Horton was ousted 6-1, 7-5 to Blake Carter of Raleigh-Wakefield. Carl took his second match of the afternoon, but was also knocked out in the final four.
Nick Stachowiak of Apex Middle Creek, who was the 2013 4-A singles titlist, will face Clayton’s Klein Evans for the championship.
Taylor Gaines and Patrick Senior (New Hanover) took their opening round match to three sets before falling 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, while Lucas McLatchy and Jack Cooper (New Hanover) fell in the round of 16.
At the 3A tournament, Ben Williams and Dylan Dinkins defeated Noah Pieper and Dylan Ross of South Brunswick 6-1, 6-4.
4A tennis championships
Singles: round of 16
Nico Grewe (Raleigh-Wakefield def. Marshal Waren (New Hanover) 6-7, 7-6, 6-0
Blake Carter (Raleigh-Wakefield) def. Chase Horton (Hoggard) 6-1, 7-5
Doubles: round of 16
Lake Ihly-Robert Belonga (Raleigh-Wakefield) def. Taylor Gaines-Patrick Senior (New Hanover) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4; Austin Cobb-Josiah Schainblatt (Raleigh-Millbrook) def. Lucas McLatchy-Jack Cooper (New Hanover) 6-1, 6-2
3A tennis championships
Doubles: round of 16
Ben Williams/Dylan Dinkins (Union Pines) def. Noah Pieper/Dylan Ross 6-1, 6-4
Lacrosse 4A playoff bracket
Hoggard 16 Ashley 1
Top-seeded Hoggard cruised to a 16-1 win over crosstown rival Ashley to defeat their crosstown counterparts for a third time this season, while advancing to the next round of the playoffs.
The Vikings are 15-1 overall and host another home game on May 12.
Hoggard: Goals-Gunner Philipp (5); Luke Frankeny (4); Cullum Crowley (3); Donovan Jones (2); Michael Fasano; Skyler Magsig.
Assists-Gunner Philipp (3); Donovan Jones (2);Peyton Batchelor; Cullum Crowley; Alex Burbank; Jake Trafton; Gavin Doherty.
Saves-Trenton Novelli (4)
Ashley: Goals- Fletcher Steveson; Assists: Austin Henderson; Saves: Zac Tilley (12); Colton Smith (7)
Enloe 13 Laney 9
Girls lacrosse 4A playoff bracket
Hoggard 16 Carrboro 0
After a first-round bye to open the state tournament, Hoggard came out firing in round two and blanked Carrboro 16-0 to advance in the bracket.
The Vikings entertain New Bern in the third round on May 12.
Hoggard: Goals-Taylar Herman (5); Julia Buehler (5); Kendal Goldblum (2); Julie Davidson (2); Maya Ebrahimnejad; Lindsey Yelton; Assists- Taylar Herman (2); Maya Ebrahimnejad.
Saves-Abbey Brown (2)
New Bern 8 Laney 7
Ashley 16 Greenville-Rose 7
The Screaming Eagles improved to 13-2 overall and host East Chapel Hill on Tuesday.
Ashley: Goals-Natalie Kasdan (4); Corissa Alkins (4); Avery Gerold (5); Ashley Merritt; Abigail Efting; Penka Heusinkveld.
Assists- Natalie Kasdan (3); Avery Gerold (2); Bellamy Tyson (2).
Saves- Kelsea Meadows (9)
N.C. Independent School Athletic Association playoffs
Providence Day School 9 Cape Fear Academy 6 (boys)
Durham Academy 15 Cape Fear Academy 4 (girls)