GC to send five to Regionals after strong EC2A tournament showing
Greene Central’s Kristen Colie, left, and McKinsey Harper won the EC2A doubles tournament Tuesday in Snow Hill. The team will qualify for Regionals, along with Venancia Miller in singles, and Hinson Britt and Kaylee Tucker in doubles. Photo by Junious Smith III / Neuse News
SNOW HILL — The strong regular season for Greene Central carried on into the playoffs.
The Rams will send five to Regionals after the Eastern Carolina 2A Conference tournament Tuesday. The Rams’ Venancia Miller will represent the team in singles while the doubles teams of McKinsey Harper and Kristen Colie, along with Hinson Britt and Kaylee Tucker, are also taking a part in Regionals.
The event will take place Oct. 18-19 at Greene Central. Washington’s Mary Emma Holscher also made qualified for Regionals in singles competition.
Greene Central coach Tim Medlin said the team has played well all season, leading to a 16-0 campaign as the Rams seek their first state championship since 2007.
“It’s the first undefeated season in school history, so it’s a major accomplishment — especially for a team with no seniors,” Medlin said. “Then, to win the conference title for the 26htstraight time and to be ranked No. 1 in the state at the end of the season, that’s the trifecta. Of course, we’ve got more to do (trying) to go for a state title, but you can’t ask for anything more.”
The first round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs is Oct. 16.
Mary Emma Holscher (W) def. Shayna Cox (GC) 6-2, 6-2
Carmen Gomez (NL) def. Kimberly Hooks (AG) 6-1, 6-1
Venancia Miller (GC) def. Sari Docsh (AG) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
Logan Mozingo (NL) def. Lily-Frances Lobos (W) 6-2, 6-4
Holscher (W) def. Gomez (NL) 6-1, 6-1
Miller (GC) def. Mozingo (NL) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Holscher (W) def. Miller (GC) 6-2, 6-1
Mary Emma Holscher (W)
Venancia Miller (GC)
McKinsey Harper-Kristen Colie (GC) def. Kennedy Harris/Anna-Kate Jones (NL) 6-0, 6-0
Libby Crisp-Carson Moore (W) def. Hiba El-Shaer-Sarah Fields (AG) 7-5, 6-3
Abby Tucker-Taylor Mitchell (W) def. Lauryn Arnold-Macy Mann (AG) 6-0, 6-1
Hinson Britt-Kaylee Tucker (GC) def. Noortje Klassen-Sadie Carlyle (NL) 6-1, 6-0
Harper-Colie (GC) def. Crisp-Moore (W) 6-0, 6-0
Britt-Tucker (GC) def. Tucker-Mitchell (W) 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-2
Harper-Colie (GC) def. Britt-Tucker (GC) 6-2, 6-2
McKinsey Harper-Kristen Colie (GC)
Hinson Britt-Kaylee Tucker (GC)
Exhibition Champion: Kaylee Hill (GC)