Bulldogs tennis has good mix

The Princeton boys tennis team: Top Row: Juan Arriago-Bravo, Garrett Klein, Alan Farrior, Jake Williams, Kyle Balageo. Bottom Row: Montrez Levi, Jared Jones, Blaine Phillips and Matthew Eason. (Michael Held photo)

BY MICHAEL HELD

Sports editor

BENSON—First year Princeton boys tennis coach Michael Price has liked what he has seen thus far this season in his team that includes a mix of experienced returning players and a few first-year players.

The team has notched three wins to date and is readying itself to qualify as many players as possible for regionals and Price feels there are several who could do just that.

“We’ve had a good season,” Price said. “The seniors are doing well. Seeds 1,2,3 and 4 have been successful and No. 5 and No. 6 are first year players but they’ve done well.”

Jake Williams, the Bulldogs’ No. 1 seed with 23 varsity singles victories to his name in his career at Princeton, picked up a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Hunt’s David Joyner despite the team falling 5-4.

A regional qualifier a season ago, Williams, a senior, has split with Rosewood’s Jacob Smith and will have a tiebreaker match on April 24 to improve his conference seeding and attempt to qualify yet again.

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