CARY-- Shelby's Nancy Bridges captured the singles championship on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women's tennis tournament at the Cary Tennis Center.
Bridges rolled past Hunter Hall of Brevard in straight sets by 6-1, 6-2 to take the title. The Shelby standout had defeated defending state champion Kalli Karas of Cuthbertson in Friday's semifinals.
Hall was very impressive on Friday in winning her three matches, taking five of her six sets at love.
In doubles, the Brevard team of Emma McLeod and Taylor Snowdon outlasted Katelyn Storey and Anna Flynn of Salisbury in a tough three-set match, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. The Brevard pair had beaten another Salisbury duo, Sallie Kate Meyerhoeffer and Alexandra Drye, in a three-setter on Friday in the semifinals.
The decision had been made on Friday to play three rounds with the threat of inclement weather on Saturday, so only the championship matches were played on the tournament's final day.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2012 2-A WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cary Tennis Center, Cary
Nancy Bridges (Shelby) def. Hunter Hall (Brevard) 6-1, 6-2.
Emma McLeod-Taylor Snowdon (Brevard) def. Katelyn Storey-Anna Flynn (Salisbury) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1