BURLINGTON – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 23rd annual state men’s dual team tennis championships will come to the Burlington Tennis Center on Saturday.
All four classification championships are scheduled for Saturday, with the 1-A and 4-A classifications starting at 9:30 a.m. and then the 2-A and 3-A beginning at 12:30 p.m.
In the 4-A championship, three-time defending champion Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds (20-4) will take on Raleigh Millbrook (18-3), which is making its fourth trip into the state finals but first since 2009. Millbrook actually beat R.J. Reynolds in that ’09 final by a 5-3 count.
The other 9:30 am match is in the 1-A classification as unbeaten Elkin (17-0) will battle Durham’s North Carolina School of Science and Math (16-2). Elkin is in its eighth trip to the championship with a perfect 7-0 mark in previous finals appearances, but it’s the first trip to the finals for the Buckin’ Elks since 2004.
Elkin downed Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 5-3 in the regional round while NCSSM was beating Raleigh Charter 7-2 to advance to Burlington.