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East Bladen’s Robert Meggs Runner-Up In Four County Tennis Tournament

CLINTON – East Bladen’s Robert Meggs won two singles matches Wednesday and to finish second in the Four County Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament.

Meggs and the East Bladen doubles team of Michael McDuffie and Gabe Barnes along with West Bladen singles player Tate Sykes all advanced to the Mid-East Regionals in Goldsboro next Friday, May 5th.

In first round singles play, East Bladen’s Alex Gomes defeated West Bladen’s Edgardo Lara 8-4 to advance to the semi-finals where he lost 8-1 to eventual champion Zach Darden of Clinton.

Meggs defeated Clinton’s Rick Daughtry (CHS) 8-3 in his opening round match. In the semi-finals Meggs outlasted Sykes in a 7-5 tie-break to advance to the finals where he lost to Darden 8-1. Sykes defeated Gomes 8-1 in the match for third-place to qualify for the Regionals.

East Bladen’s McDuffie & Barnes defeated West Bladen’s Jacob Hester & Logan Lewis 8-0 to advance to the doubles semifinals.  Darden & Cooper Brewen of Clinton defeated McDuffie & Barnes 8-0 in their semifinal.

East Bladen’s Collins Pridgen & Tucker Norton defeated West Bladen’s Victor Avellano & Fernando Carrenzo in a 7-3 tie break in their opening round match. Pridgen & Norton lost to Clinton’s Turner Wells & Brewen  8-0 in their semifinal.

McDuffie & Barnes qualified for the Regional by defeating Pridgen & Norton 8-2 in the third place match. Darden & Brewen won the Four County Doubles Championship.

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