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Milliken and Horton claim conference title in doubles

Posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 by Tim Hower
Senior Noah Milliken and junior Chase Horton easily rolled to the doubles title at the Mideastern Conference individual tennis tournament on Thursday at the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex.

The Vikings pair won all three matches in straight sets, including a 6-1, 6-2 victory over New Hanover's Taylor Gaines and Patrick Senior in the championship match.

It was Milliken's second conference title. He ...also won the doubles portion of the even in 2012 with partner Matt Johnson.

With the victory, Milliken and Horton advanced to the 4A East Regional Tournament, which will take place at the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex on May 2-3.

Matt Jensen and Evan Linett advanced to the consolation finals before dropping a tough three setter.

Hoggard will host Panther Creek in the opening round of the dual team playoffs on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Mideastern Conference Individual Tournament
First Round:
Marshall Waren (NH) def. Robert Penn (A) 6-0, 6-1; Shane McDonough (L) def. Dom Scialabba (H) 7-6(5), 6-4; Ethan Tello (A) def. Lucas McLatchy 0-6, 6-4, 6-3; Patrick Ryder (L) def. Miles Hirchak (H) 6-0,6-0.
Semifinals: Waren (NH) def. McDonough 6-0, 6-0; Ryder (L) def. Tello 6-3, 6-2.
Finals: Waren (NH) def. Ryder 6-2, 5-7, 6-0.
Consolation Finals: McDonough (L) def. Tello 6-4, 6-7(7), 7-5.

First Round: Noah Milliken/Chase Horton (H) def. Kyle Brown/Chris Dorn (A) 6-0, 6-0; Jack Sandlin/Jack Cooper (NH) def. Jake Schoolfield/Zack Taffer (L) 6-2, 6-0; Evan Linett/Matt Jensen (H) def. Brandon McNeill/Lennart Haydweiller (L) 6-1, 6-0; Patrick Senior/Taylor Gaines (NH) def. Ryan Keller/Cameron Lee (A) 6-0, 6-1.
Semifinals: Milliken/Horton (H) def. Sandlin/Cooper 6-3, 6-0; Senior/Gaines (NH) def. Linett/Jensen 6-3, 6-1.
Finals: Milliken/Horton (H) def. Senior Gaines 6-1, 6-2.
Consolation Finals: Sandlin/Cooper (NH) def. Linett/Jensen 6-3, 5-7, 6-1.


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