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Croatan’s Sink named Carteret County News-Times Girls Tennis Player of the Year

Croatan's Sink named Carteret County News-Times Girls Tennis Player of the Year

Katie Sink was the lone county girls tennis player to place at the regional tournament and qualify for the state meet.

The Croatan senior earned a third-place finish in the 2A east regional.

She defeated Greene Central’s Hinson Britt 6-3, 6-2 in the third-place match at Greene Central High School.

Sink eased past Washington’s Mary Emma Holscher 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinal and got by Clinton’s Bailey Spell 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinal.

She began the tournament with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over First Flight’s Emily Yurasek in the first round.

Sink captured the 1A/2A Coastal 8 Conference title the previous week.

She toughed out a 6-2, 6-4, 10-0 win in the final over teammate Jocelyn Chiavola at Jacksonville Commons.

To advance to the championship match, she cruised past Dixon’s Taylor Wool 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinal and Southwest’s Payton Hughes 6-1, 6-1 in the first round.

Sink went 18-2 this season with a 10-0 mark in league play.

She helped Croatan go 12-1 overall and 10-0 in the 1A/2A Coastal 8 Conference.

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