Pikesville pair wins doubles title Tennis

May 30, 1993|By Tara Finnegan | Tara Finnegan,Contributing Writer

Pikesville's doubles team of Payton Goldman and Dori Feldman knows the meaning of teamwork.

The two played on the front line of the school's field hockey team in the fall. In their first season as a doubles team, they were undefeated at No. 1 doubles and won the District VI title.

Yesterday, the two seniors teamed up for one last time to win the state girls doubles title by defeating Whitman's Amanda Shaw and Nora Humphrey, 6-3, 6-4, in the final of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Association tournament at Essex Community College.

"I think this year we had a much tougher bracket. We came through and we really earned it," said Feldman, who finished second in the state doubles tournament last year.

Pikesville freshman Kelley Margolis, who was seeded No. 1, dropped a three-set decision to Churchill (Montgomery County) junior Julia Kim, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3, in a 3 1/2 -hour singles championship match.

In the morning's semifinal matches, Margolis beat Centennial's Becky Knouse, 6-4, 7-5 and Kim beat Annapolis freshman Meghan Cornwall, 6-3, 6-3, to set up the final matchup.

Whitman's boys doubles team of juniors James Legat and Lukas Lipinski beat James M. Bennett's Mike Leone and Rich Davis, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Hyon Yoo (Wheaton) won the boys singles title, defeating Stephen Decatur's Dale Cathell, 6-2, 6-4.

North Hagerstown's Kelly Moler and Zach Tran rallied from a one-set deficit to beat Centennial's Stephanie Knouse and Brian Ruppert, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, for the mixed doubles title.

Knouse and Ruppert upset No. 1 seed Chiaki Gotoh and Greg Radcliffe (Cambridge-South Dorchester), 6-2, 7-5, in the semifinals.

District II (Montgomery County schools) won the overall tournament team title with 27 points, placing four teams in the finals.

District V (Harford, Howard, Anne Arundel and Carroll counties) finished second with 17, followed by District VIII (lower Eastern Shore) with 15. District VI (Baltimore County) finished with 11 points, all earned by Pikesville.

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