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By Robbie Robertson
Sports Editor 

Schrader Rallies To Win State Regional – Brevard NC


Last updated 5/4/2015 at 10:17am

Joseph Schrader returns a serve against Shelby's Marshall Parker, who won the state individual tournament two years ago as a sophomore. Schrader made a remarkable rally, down 2-5, to win 7-5. (Times photos by Robbie Robertson)

Blue Devil Joseph Schrader rallied from deficits of 4-1 and 5-2 with five straight victories Saturday afternoon to win the state 2-A individual regional title.

The sophomore was facing Shelby senior Marshall Parker, who turned in a dominating performance through the first five games.

"That was as high a level of high school tennis that I've ever seen," said long-time Blue Devil tennis coach Mike Vandergrift. "But for Joseph to come back like he did should help his confidence tremendously."

Through five games, Parker was nearly flawless, returning Schrader's first serves, which have been...

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