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Vikings unable to handle CFA

Varsity vs Cape Fear Academy on 2/29/2012 4:30:00 PM
Posted Thursday, March 01, 2012 by Tim Hower
     Hoggard was unable to overcome Cape Fear Academy in the home opener at the Holcomb Tennis Complex on Wednesday afternoon.
     The Hurricanes (1-0) won five of six singles matches. Most of the matches were highly contested. Jack Gallop won a 6-4, 7-5 decision over Craig Phelps at No. 5 singles.
     The Vikings (1-1) lone win came from freshman Chase Horton, who rallied for a 5-7, 7-5, 10-8 victory at No. 3. Horton was down a set and 5-3 before rallying. Matt Johnson was in a tight battle at No. 2 before having to retire with a hip injury. He is expected to miss this weekend's Port City Invitational tournament.
     Horton and Noah Milliken teamed up for an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles.
     Hoggard hosts Millbrook, the fourth-ranked team in the state, on Friday at 4:30.

1. Rob High (CFA) def. Noah Milliken 6-2, 6-4; 2. A.J. Aziz (CFA) def. Matt Johnson 5-5, retired; 3. Chase Horton (H) def. Alex Gianoplus 5-7, 7-5, 10-8; 4. Parker Anderson (CFA) def. Evan Linett 7-5, 6-2; 5. Jack Gallop (CFA) def. Craig Phelps 6-4, 7-5; 6. Tyler Smith (CFA) def. Nick Field 6-0, 6-3.
Doubles: 1. Milliken/Horton (H) def. High/Gianoplus 8-4; 2. Aziz/ Anderson (CFA) def. Linett/Phelps 8-4; 3. Gallop/ Smith (CFA) def. Field/ Jensen 8-2.

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