High School Rewind: Providence, South Point win NCHSAA tennis state championships Monday

Two unbeaten Charlotte-area boys’ tennis teams won dual NCHSAA state championships Monday.

After last week’s rainy weather delayed the finals two days, Providence and South Point landed atop the medal stands.

A recap:

After losing to Green Hope, from the Raleigh area, 5-1 in the 2023 finals, Providence got a little revenge this year, winning 5-4.

The teams were tied after singles play at 3-3. Providence got singles wins from Jack DiMenna, Daniel Rohlman and Collin Cushman.

And in doubles, Rohlman and Grant Patridge beat the 2024 individual double champions from Green Hope, Stephen Gervase and Vivek Indlamuri, 8-6. DiMenna and Toby Stamps also won their match as the Panthers took home the title.

Providence finished 18-0 and won its second title in four appearances. Rohlman was named championship MVP.

In 3A, South Point beat Wilson Fike 5-3 to win its first state title.

The Red Raiders won four of the six singles matches and got the winning point from their doubles duo of Shive Patel and Brandon Cunningham. Patel, James Dover, Brandon Cunningham and Tyler Cunningham all won singles matches.

South Point finished the season 16-0.


1A Final: Elkin 5, Triangle Math & Science 0

Singles: Connor Ballard (E) d. Cooper Fielding 6-0, 6-0; Aidan Ballard (E) d. Eric Wu 6-1, 6-0; Luke McComb (E) d. Alexander Rhodes 6-1, 6-1; Jeremy Zaumido (E) d. Soham Kela 6-2, 6-2; Webb Snyder (E) d. Rayyan Neikar 6-4, 6-3

2A Final: Franklin 5, Pine Lake Prep 1

Singles: Alphonso Sison (FA) d. Jackson Grathwohl 6-3, 4-6 (10-8); Derek Shute (FA) d. Dylan Patel 6-0, 6-2; Heath Fry (PLP) d. Nick DeLisio 3-6, 6-4 (13-11); Tanner Collins (FA) d. Gavin Nazie 6-3, 6-2; Akil Vinodh (FA) d. Matthew Morgan 6-3, 6-4; Hudson Collins (FA) d. Austin Eide 6-1, 6-1

3A Final: South Point 5, Fike 3

Singles: Shive Patel (SP) d Snyder Pearson 4-6, 6-4 (10-3); James Dover (SP) d. Hatten Gore 6-0, 6-2; Dylan Skinner (Fike) d. Rex Dover 2-6, 6-3, (1-3); Brandon Cunningham (SP) d. Zachary Hill 6-3, 6-1; Tyler Cunningham (SP) d. Cian Bonner 6-2, 7-6, (7-2); Collins Pearson (Fike) d. Asher Dover 6-0, 6-0

Doubles: Pearson & Pearson (Fike) d. J. Dover & R. Dover 8-3; Patel & Cunningham (SP) d. Skinner & Hill 8-6

4A Final: Providence 5, Green Hope 4

Singles: Jack DiMenna (P) d. Aidan Xu 6-1, 6-1; Daniel Rohlman (P) d. Stephen Gervase 6-2, 3-6 (10-6); Brij Bhatt (GH) d. Grant Partridge 4-6, 6-2 (10-8); Vivek Indlamuri (GH) d. Toby Stamps 6-2, 6-3; Madeshan Muruganandam (GH) d. Hudson Quick 6-0, 6-3; Collin Cushman (P) d. Agastya Maheshwari 3-6, 6-3 (12-10)

Doubles: Rohlman & Partridge (P) d. Gervase & Indlamuri 8-6; DiMenna & Stamps (P) d. Xu & Maheshwari 8-1; Bhatt & Muruganandam (GH) d. Quick & Cushman 8-3

NCHSAA softball

Piedmont 5, Oak Grove 4: Piedmont rallied from a 4-3 deficit and knocked off top-seeded Oak Grove 5-4 Monday night in a 3A girls’ softball West game.

The Panthers scored once in the top of the sixth inning and got the winning run in the seventh. Sarah Belk had three hits, and Tara Deese drove in two runs. Piedmont will face Kings Mountain for the 3A West regional championship.

NCHSAA soccer

Marvin Ridge 4, West Forsyth 2: No. 6 Marvin Ridge beat No. 3-seeded West Forsyth on the road. Marvin Ridge (12-4-5) won its fourth straight game and will host Myers Park in Thursday’s regional semifinal.

Mooresville 1, Watauga 0: Mooresville, seeded No. 8, upset the top-seeded Pioneers in Boone in double overtime. Mooresville will play at Asheville in Thursday’s regional round. Asheville beat Charlotte Catholic 2-1 Monday.

Mooresville (17-3-2) won its third straight game and ended Watauga’s four-game win streak.

Cameron Cline, the current Observer’s girls’ player of the week, scored the game-winning goal for the Blue Devils.

South Point 3, Hickory 2: The Red Raiders trailed 2-1 at halftime but scored a pair of goals to win and continue an effort to return to the state championship game. South Point reached the state final for the first time last season.

Pine Lake Prep 10, Bandys 1: Pine Lake Prep, the No. 1 seed in the 2A West, got four goals and three assists from Avery Garrett in an easy win. Pine Lake Prep will host either West Davidson or Brevard in the regional semifinals.

Christ The King 2, Bishop McGuinness 0: Christ The King (16-3) won its 10th straight game to advance to the regional semifinal round.

NCHSAA 1A/3A track

Five Observer-area athletes won 3A state championships Monday, and Mountain Island Charter’s boys won two relay events. Greensboro’s Dudley High won the boys’ and girls’ state team championships.

Six Observer-area athletes won 1A state championships Monday at N.C. A&T. The event was postponed from Saturday due to weather.

Two of the six winners won two events each: Corvian Community’s Carson Williams (800, 1,600); and Union Academy’s Evan Pardue (200, 400).

Swain County won the boys’ and girls’ team championships.


Reggie Daniel, Mountain Island Charter, 300 hurdles

Blake Nicholson, Christ The King: 3,200

Evan Pardue, Union Academy, 400, 200

Carson Williams, Corvian Community, 1,600, 800

Mountain Island Charter 800 relay, 400 relay


Annie Driggers, Corvian Community: long jump

Aniya Hawkins, Corvian Community, 100 hurdles

Mountain Island Charter 800 relay, 400 relay


Bryson Lomick, South Point: 200


Olivia Ferraro, North Lincoln: 1,600

Lily Houston, Northwest Cabarrus: pole vault

Camryn Massey, Ashbrook: shot put, discus

Lily Yampolsky, Lake Norman Charter

Complete 1A results

Complete 3A results