The Ardrey Kell boys' golf team finished the regular season undefeated and won its first Southwestern 4A championship this year.
After making it to its first Western Regional last year, the team hopes to make it all the way to the state tournament this year.
The Knights come into the SW4A tournament with five golfers averaging under 40 strokes per nine holes. No. 3 golfer Nick Brenner is back from injury, which should help the Knights in the tournament.
The toughest competition for Ardrey Kell will be Myers Park. When the two met in the regular season, Ardrey Kell gave the Mustangs their only loss of the season, at Myers Park Country Club by just two strokes.
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Myers Park is coming off a tournament win last week in the Carmel High School Challenge and also have five golfers averaging under 40, led by Andy Simmons.
The top 10 golfers from the conference tournament qualify for the 4A Western Regional. The SW4A tournament is April 25 at Charlotte National Golf Club in Indian Trail.
Southwestern 4A tennis championships
Myers Park and Ardrey Kell players will also be favorites in the Southwestern 4A boys' tennis tournament.
Myers Park finished first in the conference this year, with Ardrey Kell in second. The two are also ranked in the top 10 in the state with Providence, which finished third in the SW4A.
The tournament will be April 26-27 at South Mecklenburg High. (The draw happened after this story went to print.) The top five finishers in singles and doubles will qualify for the 4A Western Regional tournament at Ardrey Kell on May 6-7.
Burnick signs with Wingate University
Providence Day senior basketball player Sarah Burnick signed to play at Wingate University next year. Burnick averaged 8.5 points per game last year and helped the Chargers to their second-straight N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A title.
"Sarah exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete at Providence Day School," said coach Josh Springer in a statement. "Sarah has outstanding leadership qualities and an insatiable appetite to get better every day."
Catholic sweeps conference tennis tourney
The Charlotte Catholic boys' tennis team continued its dominance in the Me-Ga 7 conference by sweeping the 3A portion of the conference tournament April 12.
Kyle Johnson, who hasn't lost a singles match all season, breezed through the singles bracket, beating Harding's Hieu Nguyen 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals and Cougar teammate Forrest Boone 6-0, 6-0 in the final. Johnson, Boone and Nguyen, who won the third-place match, all qualify for the 3A Midwest Regional.
Catholic also won both doubles semifinal matches, with Matthew Martinez and Zach Sachee defeating Waddell's Erik Green and Carlos Garcia 6-0, 6-0, and Nick Bursch and Brian Vercauteren defeating Harding's JayDave Patel and Miles Smith 6-0, 6-1.
In the doubles final, Bursch and Vercauteren beat their teammates 6-4, 2-6, 10-1. Bursch and Vercauteren, Martinez and Sachee, and Green and Garcia all qualified for the 3A Midwest Regionals.