Cedar Ridge will have one singles player and a doubles team involved in the 3-A Regional Tennis Tournament at the Burlington Tennis Center on October 24th.

Tess Johnson qualified after making the semifnals of the Big 8 Conference singles tournament on Wednesday at Orange High Tennis Courts. Johnson defeated Orange’s Lexie Mignosa 6-0, 6-1 in the 1st round, then captured her quarterfinal match over Oxford Webb’s Brycyn Smith 6-1, 7-5.

Johnson fell in the semfinals to Northwood’s Sam Sparrow 6-1, 7-5.

In the doubles ranks, Leah Thompson and Maddie Allen qualified for the semifinals by winning its quarterfinal match.

Cedar Ridge will be busy next week. In addition to the regionals, they’ll compete in the 3-A state team tennis tournament. Their first round opponent will be either Fayetteville 71st or Union Pines.

Chapel Hill captured both the singles and doubles conference championships. Hailey Polsky won the Big 8 conference title with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Sparrow. The doubles match was an all-CHHS affair as sophomore Gabby Kmiec and freshman Carolina Coch, in their first year as a team, defeated teammates Ellen Yu and Joy Stouffer 6-2, 6-1.

Coch was named the Big 8 Player of the year and Chapel Hill’s Neil Alderman was named coach of the year.

Cedar Ridge’s Tess Johnson makes 3-A Regional Tennis Tournament.

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