Holscher’s run ends in semi-finals

Published 4:14 pm Saturday, June 26, 2021

Pam Pack senior Mary Emma Holscher’s tennis season ended in the 1A tennis state semi-finals Saturday at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.

Holscher lost to Alexis Wolgemuth from Fred T. Foard HS in Newton, 6-1, 6-0 to end her season 12-1.

She advanced in the winner take all first round with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over her Lake Norman Charter opponent, then battled back from a 6-1 first set loss to defeat Lucy Bovard of Mount Pleasant HS, 7-6 (7-1) and 6-1 to advance to the semifinals.

Holscher won the East regional at Greene Central High School last weekend to advance to her second straight state tournament.

She lost her opening match last year and was eliminated, but finished this season as the undefeated Eastern Carolina 2A Conference champion and tacked on three more wins in the regional to enter state play 10-0.