Published: Nov 02, 2011 08:58 PM
Modified: Nov 02, 2011 09:31 PM
RALEIGH - Few high school girls tennis teams can test state-power Broughton, but the Caps compensate by testing themselves in their quest of a third straight N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A dual-team title.
Broughton completed another sweep as it defeated Green Hope 6-0 in the quarterfinals Tuesday on Broughtons courts.
By meeting their goal of clinching the team score in singles, the three doubles matches werent contested.
Katie Kane won her match 6-1, 6-4 over Green Hope junior Audrey Channell at No. 1 singles.
It hasnt been that easy the scores are closer than they appear, Kane said. We have a really good lineup, and were big on cheering each other on.
Broughton (21-0) advanced to the semifinals to play Panther Creek, which ousted previously undefeated Terry Sanford 5-3.
Green Hope (21-2), the five-time Tri-Nine Conference champions, saw a successful season end at Broughton for the second straight season. Last year the score was 5-1 when the teams met in the semifinals.
Even though it was the same result, there was some good tennis played, said Green Hope coach Beth Hedgepeth.
Individually, Green Hopes players tested the Caps more than most teams.
At No. 2 singles, Broughton senior Sarah King, who is committed to Appalachian State, and Green Hope senior Helen Wang were still playing after the other five matches were concluded. King won 6-3, 6-3.
Its been different this year because we had a few players injured, King said. We had to change things up and use our depth, but weve worked just as hard.
Brougtons other wins came from No. 3 singles Maggie Kane (6-1, 6-1) over Juraisa Horvat; No. 4 Olivia King over Priyana Srinivas (6-3, 6-2); No. 5 Kelsey Boole over Amelia Channell (6-1, 6-0); and No. 6 Asha Inyengar over Brantley Belk (6-1, 6-0).
Maggie Kane, a sophomore, said Broughton players join the team knowing there are high standards to uphold.
"We want to represent our school, Kane said. Weve won it two years in a row and there is a little pressure to keep it going.
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