RALEIGH WAKEFIELD SWEEPS TITLES IN NCHSAA 4-A TENNIS
RALEIGH – Raleigh’s Wakefield High School grabbed both the singles and doubles state titles on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men’s tennis championships at the Millbrook Exchange Park.
Bo Boyden of Wakefield, the 2013 4-A singles runner-up, rolled to a pair of convincing victories to take the championship. He beat Bennett Crane of Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds in the morning semifinals and then rolled past Logan Weber of Raleigh Millbrook in an all-Wake County final, 6-1,6-1.
The doubles championship was not just an all-Wake County affair, but an all-Wakefield matchup. The team of Jensen Martin and Phil Lauture defeated Wakefield teammates Andrew Belonga and Nico Grewe in a grueling three-set final, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.
Belonga and Grewe had survived a three-set match with Hardy Brown and Naveed Foroudi of Greensboro Paqe in the semifinals.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
2014 MEN’S 4-A STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Millbrook Exchange Park, Raleigh: Friday’s Results
SINGLES — SEMIFINALS
Logan Weber (Raleigh Millbrook) def. Klein Evans (Clayton) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3; Bo Boyden (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Bennett Crane (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) 6-4, 6-1.
SINGLES — CHAMPIONSHIP
Boyden (Wakefield) def. Weber (Millbrook) 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES — SEMIFINALS
Andrew Belonga-Nico Grewe (Raleigh Wakefield) def. Hardy Brown-Naveed Foroudi (Greensboro Page) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Jensen Martin-Phil Lauture (Raleigh Wakefield) def. John Riazzi-Nicholas McDaniel (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds) 6-2, 6-2.
DOUBLES — CHAMPIONSHIP
Martin-Lature (Wakefield) def. Belonga-Grewe (Wakefield) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.