Saturday, October 27, 2012

Providence Day wins 4th straight NCISAA girls tennis title

Providence Day's girls tennis team beat rival Charlotte Country Day 5-4 at Charlotte Latin Saturday to win the 2012 N.C. Independent School 3A girls tennis state title.

It was the Chargers' fourth straight state title and Providence Day finished the season 20-0. Country Day finished at 17-3.

Also Saturday, Statesville Christian beat Greenfield School 8-1 in the N.C. 2A finals to win its ninth straight state title.

In the Providence Day-Country Day 3A final, the Chargers got singles wins from Sam Light, Linley Busby, Alexandra Lee and doubles wins from Light/Busby and Lee/Emma Pixley.


Singles: Sam Light (PD) def. Kelsie Grice 6-2, 6-0; Linley Busby (PD) def. Lara Handelsman 6-3, 6-3; Alexandra Lee (PD) def. Avery Hunter 4-6, 7-5, 6-1; Addi Huneycutt (CCDS) def. Mollie Sandler 6-4, 6-3; Ishana Nigam (CCDS) def. Emma Pixley 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3); Kathrine Byron (CCDS) def. Katie Starr 6-2, 6-3
Doubles: Light/Busby (PD) def. Grice/Handelsman 8-1; Lee/Pixley (PD) def. Huneycutt/Hunter 8-3; Eryn Ratcliffe/Nigam (CCDS) def. Peyton Montgomery/Mallory Young 8-2