NCHSAA 2-A WOMEN'S TENNIS
SALISBURY'S LEBOWITZ RALLIES TO WIN,
CUTHBERTSON PAIR WINS 2-A DOUBLES CROWN
CARY -- Salisbury's Hannah Lebowitz came from a set down in the final on Saturday to win the singles crown in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women's tennis tournament championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Lebowitz, the number one player from the Midwest Regional, rallied to defeat West Lincoln's Laura Baker 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the championship. Both had been dominant in the state event, winning all their matches in straight sets, and Lebowitz had dropped only three games in six sets prior to the final.
Lebowitz was part of a state 2-A doubles championship team a year ago but this year played singles in the tournament.
In doubles, the Waxhaw Cuthbertson duo of McKenna Karas and Kalli Karas, the number-two team from the Midwest Regional, took the state championship, beating Lauren Carraway and Elizabeth McLawhorn of Greene Central in the final by 6-0, 6-3.
The Greene Central team had rallied from a set down in the semifinals earlier in the day to get past Salisbury's Erika Nelson and Katelyn Storey and advance to the title match.
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NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2009 STATE 2-A WOMEN'S TENNIS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS Cary Tennis Center--Saturday's Results
Hannah Lebowitz (Salisbury) def. Hillary Lutz (Shelby) 6-1, 6-1; Laura Baker (West Lincoln) def. Hannah Herlocker (North Stanly) 6-3, 6-1.
Lebowitz (Salisbury) def. Baker (West Lincoln) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Lauren Carraway-Elizabeth McLawhorn (Greene Central) def. Erika Nelson-Katelyn Storey (Salisbury) 2-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5; McKenna Karas-Kalli Karas (Waxhaw Cuthbertson) def. Claire Rinaldo-Anne Rinaldo (East Lincoln) 6-2, 6-2.
Karas-Karas (Cuthbertson) def. Carraway-McLawhorn (Greene
Central) 6-0, 6-3.
END NCHSAA 2-A WOMEN'S TENNIS