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Hoggard finishes fourth at Port City Invitational

Posted Saturday, August 24, 2013 by Tim Hower
     Hoggard finished fourth at the Port City Invitational after suffering a pair of 8-1 losses to Cardinal Gibbons and East Chapel Hill on Saturday.
     The Vikings (1-3) squared off against 3A No. 1 Cardinal Gibbons in the semifinals, but managed just a three-set victory from Anna Hodges at No. 1. After dropping the first set 6-2, Hodges bounced back to win the second set 7-6 and the third-set tiebreaker 10-6.
     In the third-place match, 4A No. 2 East Chapel Hill swept all six singles matches. Hoggard's lone win came at No. 3 doubles from freshmen Claudia Opper and Hannah Marable.
     On Friday, the Vikings swept singles play en route to a 7-2 victory over East Duplin in the opening round.  
     Melanie Post and Kara Ferner dropped just one game apiece at No. 2 and 3 respectively.

Hoggard 7, East Duplin 2
Port City Invitational opening round (Friday)
at Hoggard

Singles: No. 1 Anna Hodges (H) def. Rebekah Bryant 6-2, 6-1; 2. Melanie Post (H) def. Lauren Teachey 6-0, 6-1; 3. Kara Ferner (H) def. Madison Sholar 6-0, 6-1; 4. Caroline Tervo (H) def. Maggie Weis 7-5, 6-2; 5. Claudia Opper (H) def. Stacie Whaley 6-1, 6-1; 6. Dallas Barnhardt (H) def. Jordan Blanton 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles: No. 1 Bryant/Teachey (ED) def. Barnhardt/Hannah Marable 8-2; 2. Sholar/Weis (ED) def. Sarah Spaulding/Catie Dull 9-7; 3. Bonnie Hu/Tess Jarden (H) def. Whaley/Kerry Miller 8-6.

Cardinal Gibbons 8, Hoggard 1
Port City Invitational semifinals (Saturday)
at Hoggard
Singles: No. 1 Anna Hodges (H) def. Devin Knors 2-6, 7-6(5), 10-6; 2. Lizzie Galush (CG) def. Melanie Post 6-3, 6-3; 3. Natalie Freeman (CG) def. Kara Ferner 6-1, 6-1; 4. Maggie Reilly (CG) def. Caroline Tervo 6-3, 6-0; 5. Kate Freed (CG) def. Claudia Opper 6-4, 6-1; 6. Caroline Igo (CG) def. Dallas Barnhardt 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles: No. 1 Knors/Galush (CG) def. Post/Ferner 8-3; 2. Freeman/Reilly (CG) def. Barnhardt/Opper 8-1; Andie Fitzgerald/Kristen Fitzgerald (CG) def. Tervo/Sarah Spaulding 8-3.

East Chapel Hill 8, Hoggard 1
Port City Invitational 3rd-place match (Saturday)
at Hoggard
Singles: No. 1 Rainie Heck (ECH) def. Melanie Post 6-1, 6-2; 2. Brooke Pritchard (ECH) def. Kara Ferner 6-3, 6-1; 3. Meghana Holegadde (ECH) def. Caroline Tervo 6-3, 6-1; 4. Iskra Joksinovic (ECH) def. Claudia Opper 6-0, 6-2; 5. Mackenzie Bright (ECH) def. Dallas Barnhardt 6-0, 6-1; 6. Kiri Schultz (ECH) def. Hannah Marable 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: 1. Schultz/Caroline McClanahan (ECH) def. Post/Ferner 8-5; 2. Lily Smith/Sarah McMahon (ECH) def. Tervo/Barnhardt 8-6; Opper/Marable (H) def. Jocelyn Reckford/Jasmine Sessions 8-2.

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