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Monday, October 31, 2011

Golf: Caps compete in East Regionals

The East Regional Championship was at Duke University Golf Course Tuesday, October 24.   Broughton's team at the East Regionals is Katie Brown, Rachel Lea,  McKenzie Fulford, Lily Kate Tollison, and Ellen Shook.  Of the 23 schools represented in the East, the Caps were one of only seven schools who qualified five players.

McKenzie Fulford qualified for the State Finals.
Rather than 9 holes, like all matches during the regular season, the regional tournaments are 18 hole events.  The Lady Caps played well and were led by senior McKenzie Fulford's 94, Rachel Lea's 96 and Katie Brown's 98.  Lily Kate Tollison finished with a 109 and Ellen Shook had a 115.  All are respectable scores on a very challenging golf course.

The Caps finished the day tied for fifth.  McKenzie Fulford was the only Cap to advance to the State Finals which are in Pinehurst on October 31and November 1.

Women's Tennis: Streak in Individuals Tournament Ends

In the 4A Women's Tennis Individuals, Sarah King lost in the final round in a three-set match to Hoggard's McKayla Zupan. Sarah played exceptionally well, and the match showcased the talent of the top players in the state.

Kelsey Boole and Asha Iyengar lost their semi-final match to Grimsley's twin towers, Clare Cox and Roxanne Henshall. Their score was 6-3, 6-2.

Katie and Maggie Kane won their semifinal match against West Forsyth 6-0, 6-1, then went on to meet Grimsley's team in the finals. The Kanes lost a hard fought match 7-6, 6-4.

Coach Laura Davidson says, "No other team was as well represented in the individuals as Broughton, and I am very proud of the girls for their efforts today. They gave it their best. Also, we send our congratulations to Grimsley because their doubles team played as aggressively and as well as any team we have faced all year. The Grimsley coach and their parents were very complimentary of our girls.

"The individuals are now over, and we are going to turn our full attention to our goal of winning a dual team state championship. There are some very tough teams remaining, and we face Green Hope on Monday. We will be ready to take one match at a time in our march to the championship next Saturday."

Here we go, Caps!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Women's Tennis: Caps Advance to Semi-Finals in Individual State Tournament

The Caps had a great day in the quarter-final round of the individuals state tournament. Sarah King advanced to the semi-finals in singles, Katie and Maggie Kane advanced to the semi-finals in doubles, and Kelsey Boole and Asha Iyengar advanced in doubles after a tough 3-set match against the #1 doubles team from Myers Park.

The 2 Broughton doubles teams are on opposite sides of the draw, so we are hoping for an all-Broughton final! The semi-finals will be played on Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 am at the NC State tennis complex. Go Caps!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Golf: Caps Wrap-up a Great Conference Season

The Caps match at Wakefield's TPC course on October 11 was not a great outing for the Lady Caps.  Our team did not love the wet conditions that afternoon and finished sixth overall, our lowest finish of the year.

The Caps were led by Rachel Lea's 47.  Ellen Shook and Katie Brown finished with 53's, while Lily Kate Tollison shot a 55 and Caroline Zevenhuizen shot a 56.  The medalist for the day was Heritage High's Kendra Dalton, who shot a 38.

The last conference match of the season was three days later at Hedingham and the Caps were ready to play.  Rachel Lee again led the Caps with a season best 41.  Lily Kate Tollison shot a 43, her best score of the season and Caroline Zevenhuizen tied her season best 50.  Also playing for the Caps were Nikki Wrenn and Charlotte Barbour.  The Caps finished third behind Wakefield and Heritage.  The medalist for the match was Leesville's Alli Mossinghoff with a season best 36.
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For the season, the Caps finished 4th overall, behind Wakefield, Heritage and Sanderson.  Next the ladies travel to Duke on October 24 for the East Regional match.  Qualifying for the East Regionals are Katie Brown, Rachel Lea,  McKenzie Fulford, Lily Kate Tollison, Ellen Shook and Caroline Zevenhuizen.  Unfortunately for Caroline, each team can only play five golfers, so she will have to wait until next year.  Rollins Wallace narrowly missed qualifying for regionals.

Katie and Rachel earned All-Conference Honors.
Congratulations to both Katie Brown and Rachel Lea who earned All-Conference honors.  Katie's season average was 43.4 and Rachel's was 46.33.

Although young, this team is very deep and talented.  Five of the six regional qualifiers will be back next year, so Coach Smith is expecting to have even more fun next year.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Women's Tennis: Broughton 6, East Chapel Hill 0

The Caps had a decisive win yesterday at East Chapel Hill, defeating the #2 ranked team in the 2nd round of playoffs.

Senior Captain Katie Kane showed great leadership in her 6-0, 6-0 win at the #1 singles spot. Junior Kelsey Boole displayed her grit with a comeback to secure a win at the #4 singles spot. The third round of playoffs will be Monday, October 31. Go Caps!

Katie Kane def Jasmine Sun 6-0, 6-0
Sarah King def Brittany Hill 6-2, 7-5
Maggie Kane def Sheila Deng 6-1, 6-0
Kelsey Boole def Caroline Pope 3-6, 6-0, 10-2
Asha Iyengar def McKenzie Bright 6-4, 6-0
Kara Summerford def Karishma Desai 6-1, 6-2

Monday, October 24, 2011

Congratulations to our top six players for their excellent play at the Mid-Eastern Regionals this past weekend!

Asha Iyengar and Kelsey Boole played fantastic tennis and beat East Chapel Hill's number 1 doubles team in a tough three set match on Saturday. It was only the seventh time that Kelsey and Asha had played together, and they certainly pulled together to communicate and win. Kelsey and Asha moved onto the finals where they lost to the defending 4A Doubles Champions, Katie and Maggie Kane. The Kanes are once again proving to be the team to beat, and they played rock-solid tennis, including a tough first-round match against another East Chapel Hill doubles team.

In singles, a special congratulations to senior Sarah King for overcoming number one seed Megan Smith, then Audrey Channel, to claim the Regional singles crown. Sarah played some of her best tennis of the year. Kara Summerford missed qualifying for the States by one round, but played well despite a knee injury. Sarah, Katie, Maggie, Asha, and Kelsey will go on to compete in the State Individual Finals at Millbrook Exchange Park this weekend.

Tomorrow, the Caps take on East Chapel Hill in the 2nd round of dual team playoffs. Go Caps!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Women's Tennis: Broughton 6, New Hanover 0

The Caps had a great win today over New Hanover in the first round of the 4-A dual team playoffs. Normally 6 singles courts and 3 doubles courts play to see who wins 5 out of the 9 matches. Since Broughton took all 6 singles courts, the coaches decided not to play doubles.

The Caps move on to the 2nd round of dual team playoffs on Tuesday, October 25th, at East Chapel Hill. Here we go, Caps!

Katie Kane def C Cooper 6-1, 6-0
Sarah King def T Cornette 6-0, 6-0
Maggie Kane def M Warren 6-0, 6-0
Kelsey Boole def S Colbert 6-0, 6-0
Asha Iyengar def S Worsley 6-0, 6-0
Kara Summerford def K Downing 6-0, 6-0

Friday, October 14, 2011

Women's Tennis: Top 6 Players Advance in Individual Playoffs

For the Cap 8 "Individuals" Conference Tournament, Broughton was well represented with our top six players advancing to Regionals.

Congratulations to #1 seeded doubles team Katie Kane and Maggie Kane, the Cap 8 doubles champions! The Kanes beat the #2 seeded doubles team Kelsey Boole and Asha Iyengar (also a Broughton team!) in the finals.

#5 seeded freshman Kara Summerford lost in the singles semi-final round to the #1 seed from Millbrook, Lauren McCorquodale. It was a hard fought match that went to three close sets: 6-4, 6-7, 4-6.

After winning the first set, #2 Seeded player Sarah King was forced to retire in the final match against Lauren McCorquodale, due to a painful leg cramp. Thankfully, she has recovered and is looking forward to getting back out on the court next week!

Great playing from all of our top 6, as they move on to compete regionally. "Dual team" playoffs begin next week, where Broughton will compete as a team on 6 singles courts and 3 doubles courts in an effort to retain our state championship title. Our first team match will be Tuesday, October 18. Here we go, Caps!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Women's Tennis: Broughton 9, Wake Forest-Rolesville 0

The Caps finished out the last match of the regular season with a great win this afternoon over Wake Forest-Rolesville. The Caps finished the season undefeated and are going into the conference tournament in a strong position. Coach Laura Davidson has done a great job in her first year of coaching the team and hopes to lead them to the state tournament. Here we go, Caps!

Ashley Ramsay def O Warren 6-1, 6-1
Ashley Murray def J Martin 6-0, 6-0
Belle Paylor def M Privette 6-0, 6-0
Sara O'Han def C Martin 6-0, 6-1
Grace Barnard def K Loges 6-0, 6-1
Blaine Blackburn def H Flanagan 6-0, 6-0

Ashley Ramsay/Ashley Murray def Lantzer/Martin 8-0
Grace Barnard/Sara O'Han def Tortora/Morgan 8-0
Blaine Blackburn/Kendra Krim def Coats/Pearce 8-0

Golf: Caps finish 4th at Falls Village

The Lady Caps golf team finished in fourth place this week in the match at Falls Village.  Wakefield won this week's event with a 129, Heritage was second at 135, Sanderson's 142 was third and The Caps score was 145.

Leading the Caps this week is Katie Brown with a 45, Lily Kate Tollison with a 48 and Rachel Lea with a 52.  Mackenzie Fulford's 54 and Rollins Wallace's 57 wrapped up the Caps team for this week.

The medalist honors for this week went to both Leesville's Alli Mossinghoff and Heritage's Kendra Dalton with scores of 38.

Next week the Caps will end the regular season with a Tuesday match at Wakefield and a Thursday match at Hedingham.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Women's Tennis: Broughton 9, Leesville 0

The Caps remain undefeated after a decisive win against Leesville yesterday. The last match is at home against Wake Forest-Rolesville on Wednesday at 3:30. Come cheer us on to a strong finish to the regular season!

Katie Kane def J Hackman 6-0, 6-0
Sarah King def K Hedgepath 6-0, 6-0
Asha Iyengar def M Hackman 6-0, 6-0
Ashley Ramsay def S Kasakova 6-3, 6-0
Ashley Murray def K Chappell 6-0, 6-0
Belle Paylor def S Noble 6-0, 6-0

Asha Iyengar/Leah Johnson def Kononov/Baitsholts 8-2
Grace Barnard/Sara O'Han def Blythe/Caine 8-5
Blaine Blackburn/Kendra Krim def Patton/Heffron 8-4