Girls Tennis: Local Athletes Qualify For Regionals

Girls Tennis: Local Athletes Qualify For Regionals

Goldsboro’s Mills Hancock and Adriana Davis took home the doubles championship crown during the season-ending Neuse Six 2A Conference girls’ tennis tournament contested at Herman Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Hancock and Davis defeated North Johnston’s Emily Scott and Taylor Boswell in the final round to win the doubles championship.

The duo advance to 2A East regional on Oct. 22 at Greene Central High School.

During the inaugural Quad County 3A Conference tournament at Barton College, C.B. Aycock’s McKenzie Millard claimed the singles title, while Courtney Howell also qualified for 3A East Regionals, which are being held at North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Millard defeated West Johnston’s Nicole Neal 6-1, 6-0, while Howell toppled Hunt’s Kaley Gesell 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the final round.

Millard then beat Howell 6-1, 6-2 to claim the singles title.

There was no Carolina 1A Conference tournament this year, however, Rosewood’s Riley Maldonado, and the tandem of Krista Pittman and Kaylin Mitchell, qualified for the 1A East Regionals.

The 1A East Regionals will take place at Herman Park on Oct. 22.