Cervantez and Lampe had gone to a third-set tiebreaker in their morning semifinal to advance, as the N-C team eventually prevailed over Ray Webb Parker and Ben Cheaney of Shelby, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5). Huggins and Choi eliminated Manan Desai and Nick Gardner of Hillsborough Cedar Ridge in straight sets in the other semi.
In singles action, defending champ Ethan Caudell of St. Pauls earned his second consecutive state title, defeating Jerry Newburg of Cedar Ridge in straight sets, 7-5 and 6-0.
Newburg, the number-two seed out of the Mideast Regional, had beaten East champion Jordan Bailey of Hampstead Topsail in a morning semifinal, 6-4, 6-3, after ousting Midwest Regional champ Steven Page of Salisbury on Friday.
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Jerry Newburg (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge) def. Jordan Bailey (Hampstead
Topsail) 6-4, 6-3
Ethan Caudell (St. Pauls) def. Gillberto Pannunzil (Franklinton) 6-1, 6-1.
Caudell (St. Pauls) def. Newburg (Cedar Ridge) 7-5, 6-0.
Dillion Cervantez-Ryan Lampe (Newton-Conover) def. Ray Webb Parker-Ben
Cheaney (Shelby) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5)
Will Huggins-Hang Lak Choi (Newton-Conover) def. Manan Desai-Nick Gardner (Hillsborough Cedar Ridge) 6-3, 6-2.
Huggins-Choi (Newton-Conover) def. Cervantez-Lampe (Newton-Conover) 6-3, 6-2.