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Newton-Conover wins third straight doubles title
May 15, 2012North Carolina
CARY-- A Newton-Conover team captured the doubles title for the third year in a row in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men's tennis championships on Saturday at the Cary Tennis Center.
The team of Ryan Lampe and John Tate defeated Wilkes Central's Jesse Massucco and Evan Day 6-3, 6-1 in the championship match. The Red Devil team had ousted Alan Lebowitz and Abraham Post of Salisbury in a semifinal earlier on Saturday.
Lampe was a part of the 2011 state title duo as he paired with Hang Lak Choi, who was a member of both the '10 and '11 championship teams.
Freshman Michael Ogden of Salisbury downed South Iredell's Patrick Hensley in the singles championship in impressive fashion, 6-4, 6-0. Hensley was the state runner-up in last year's championships.
Ogden survived a tough three-set match in a morning semifinal, dropping the first set to Ray Webb Parker of Shelby but rallying to win 1-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Patrick Hensley (South Iredell) def. Eben Wells (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) 6-2, 6-4; Michael Ogden (Salisbury) def. Ray Webb Parker (Shelby) 1-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Ogden (Salisbury) def. Hensley (South Iredell) 6-4, 6-0.
Jesse Massucco-Evan Day (Wilkes Central) def. Miles Poage-Joseph Hendrick (Shelby) 7-6(2), 6-3; Ryan Lampe-John Tate (Newton-Conover) def. Alan Lebowitz-Abraham Post (Salisbury) 6-1, 6-2.