WHS tennis team moves on

Published 7:42 pm Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Washington High School’s boys tennis team advanced to the third round of the 2A dual team state tournament with a 9-0 sweep of East Carteret Tuesday.

The third-seeded Pam Pack, 16-0, will host #15 Franklin Academy of Wake Forest Monday for the right to play in the East finals.

The Pack won all nine matches over the 11th seeded Mariners in straight sets. Senior Campbell Curtis (6-0, 6-0), senior Hunter Moore (6-2, 6-0), sophomore Keenan Curtis (6-2, 7-5), freshman Micah Whitley (6-4, 6-1), senior Jackson Wilder (6-2, 6-1) and freshman Victor Hill (6-1, 6-1) dispatched their singles opponents with little difficulty.

It was the same story in doubles as Curtis/Curtis (8-2), Moore/Whitley (8-1) and Wilder/Hill (8-2) rolled to easy victories.

The 15th seeded Patriots were 9-5 during the regular season but have cruised through the first two rounds on the road without dropping a match. They knocked out second-seeded North Johnston, 9-0, then eliminated #7 Nash Central, 5-0.

The Washington-Franklin winner will face the winner of top-seeded Clinton and #4 North Carolina School of Science & Math for the east regional title later next week.