Barrett takes 4A Singles Tennis Championship

RALEIGH– The champions from the Mideast Regional win on to earn state titles in both singles and doubles in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A men's tennis tournament championships Millbrook High School on Saturday.

The four singles players that advanced to Saturday's semifinals were the four representatives from the NCHSAA Mideast Regional. Wesley Barrett of Apex, the Mideast champion, went on to win the singles crown as he defeated Peter McDonald of East Chapel Hill by 6-2, 6-1, in the final.

Defending singles champion Robbie Mudge of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury and wound up not competing in the tournament.

The Northern Durham duo of Pierce Hoover and Robert Jenkins took the doubles championship, with a 6-4, 7-6 (3) triumph over Cary Green Hope's team of Taylor Elliott and Jake Bowling.

Elliott and Bowling had a grueling morning semifinal, with the Green Hope pair battling through a three-set victory over Raleigh Millbrook's Michael Allan and Mickey Carmean.

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Singles: Semifinals

Peter McDonald (East Chapel Hill) def. James Coxe (Raleigh Broughton) 6-3, 6-3
Wesley Barrett (Apex) def. Sam Weissler (East Chapel Hill) 6-1, 6-0

Singles: Championship

Barrett (Apex) def. McDonald (East Chapel Hill) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles: Semifinals

Taylor Elliott-Jake Bowling (Cary Green Hope) def. Michael Allan-Mickey Carmean (Raleigh Millbrook) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
Pierce Hoover-Robert Jenkins (Northern Durham) def. Will Albright-Mitchell Lewis (Greensboro Grimsley) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles: Championship

Hoover-Jenkins (Northern Durham) def. Elliott-Bowling (Green Hope) 6-4, 7-6 (3)

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