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Panthers finish season sweep of Princeton

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KENLY — The North Johnston boys tennis team finished the season sweep of county rival Princeton on Wednesday, April 10 with a 9-0 nonconference win.

Much like the last time the two teams faced one another, Graham Walston, Brandon Peedin and Carsse Lucas won for the Panthers in straight sets. North Johnston’s Hunter Jones won his match in straight sets against Juan Bravo after going three sets last time.

Michael Barnes and Scott Sellers claimed third-set tiebreakers over Princeton’s Blaine Phillips and Jared Jones, respectively, at Nos. 1 and 3 singles. The Panthers (8-7) of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference dropped six points in sweeping doubles from the Bulldogs (1-11) of the 1-A Carolina Conference.


Michael Barnes (NJ) def. Blaine Phillips 4-6, 6-6 (7-4), 10-6; Hunter Jones (NJ) def. Juan Bravo 6-1, 6-2; Scott Sellers (NJ) def. Jared Jones 6-3, 2-6, 12-10; Graham Walston (NJ) def. Matthew Eason 6-0, 6-0; Brandon Peedin (NJ) def. Leo Vilchez 6-0, 6-1; Carsse Lucas (NJ) def. Julian Saucedo 6-0, 6-0. Barnes-Sellers (NJ) def. Phillips-Bravo 8-3; Jones-Walston (NJ) def. Jones-Eason 8-2; Peedin-Lucas (NJ) def. Vilchez-Saucedo 8-1.