The Transylvania Times -

By Jeremiah Reed
Sports Editor 

Joseph Schrader Wins 2A Individual State Title – Brevard NC


Champion Brevard High School junior Joseph Schrader won his first 2A individual state title this weekend in Cary, N.C. Schrader, who came in runner-up in the state finals the past two seasons, completed an undefeated season in singles play, dispatching his final opponent 6-7, 6-1, 6-2. (Courtesy photo)

For Brevard High School's Joseph Schrader the third time proved to be the charm.

After being the runner-up the past two years in the 2A state individual tennis tournament, the junior capped off a brilliant year of play and took the crown for himself, rallying to win two straight sets after dropping the opener.

"This feeling is awesome," Schrader said. "It feels better than I thought it would to finally get over the hump."

Although Schrader entered Saturday's championship match against Newton-Conover's Ryen Reid with an undefeated record and considered the favorite to win, he said the m...

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