Prep Tennis: Page the only local player still standing
And then, there was one.
Rowan County sent seven tennis players to the state individual tournament in Burlington on Friday and by dayís end, only Salisburyís Steven Page was still standing.
Salisburyís No. 1 player won two matches and made it into todayís semifinals.
Page started strong in the 2A tournament with a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Northwoodís Christian Manhard 6-0, 6-1 and then was forced into three sets before beating Newton-Conoverís John Reid 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Page now moves into the semifinal against Patrick Hensley of South Iredell.
In the other semifinal match, Jordan Bailey of Topsail meets Koret Lovett of Brevard.
Pageís teammate Alan Lebowitz lost in the first round of his singles match to James Tart 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.
In doubles, Salisburyís duo of Alex Weant and Seth Gentry won in the first round over Garrett Peedin and Montana Wiggs of North Johnston 6-4, 6-1 but fell in the next round to Shelbyís Ray Webb Parker and Ben Cheaney 6-0, 6-1.
Salisburyís other doubles team of Lewis Young and Brock Overcash lost in the first round to Drew Guerra and Emerson Ellis of Durham School of the Arts 6-2. 6-3.
Two Newton-Conover teams advanced to the doubles semifinals after Friday’s action.
In 3A, West Rowanís Joel Brittain was beaten in the first round by Eric Green of Western Alamance 6-1, 6-1.
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