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Lady Bears Barbour and Thomas seize regional title

By Tanya Chilton Staff Reporter

October 22, 2013

KING —Davi Barbour and Haley Thomas of the Mount Airy girls tennis team clinched the doubles regional championship after competing on Monday in day two of the 1A West Regional Tennis Tournament at West Stokes High School.


Lady Bears Bree Hughes and Carley Vanhoy made it to the semifinal round but was defeated by Libby Fowler and Brooke Herlocker of Gray Stone Day.


Lady Bear Jai Daniels competed in the opening round of the regionals on Friday but was eliminated by Courtney Mudge of Community School of Davidson, Mudge went on to win the singles championship regional title.


Regionals Singles Results

In the singles semifinal round, Mudge (Community School of Davidson) defeated Kyndall Cortes (Bishop McGuinness) 6-0, 6-3.


Meghan Hedgepeth (Gray Stone Day) defeated Marisa Deininger (Community School of Davidson) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.


In the final round, Mudge (Community School of Davidson) defeated Hedgepeth (Gray Stone Day) 6-1, 6-3


Also, matches were played to determine third and fourth-seeding priority for tennis state tennis play-offs scheduled next week.


In the play-off for third and fourth seed, Cortes (Bishop McGuinness) defeated Deininger (Community School of Davidson) 6-0, 6-4 to earn a third-place seed.


Regionals Doubles Results

In doubles semifinals, Libby Fowler/Brooke Herlocker (Gray Stone Day) defeated Hughes/Vanhoy (Mount Airy) 6-1, 6-1.


Barbour/ Thomas (Mount Airy) defeated Madison Chappell/Mallory Blake (East Montgomery) 6-0, 6-3.


In the final round, Barbour/ Thomas (Mount Airy) defeated Fowler/ Herlocker (Gray Stone Day) 6-3, 6-3


In the play-off for third and fourth seed, Chappell/ Blake (East Montgomery) defeated Hughes/ Vanhoy (Mount Airy) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 to earn third.seed.


Kniskern said Bishop McGuinness and Mount Airy were the only two teams of the Northwest 1 A conference to send players to the regional west tournament. Kniskern said this regional play-off exemplified tennis played at a high level. Both the Bears doubles teams on Monday had faced Graystone Day previously, but got some new looks at tough competition, such as Community School of Davidson, said Kniskern.