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N&O All-Metro boys tennis team

Trice Pickens of Panther Creek hits a volley during the doubles match against Mark Dillon and Sam Dean of Myers Park. The Panther Creek Catamounts played the Myers Park Mustangs in a boys tennis match that took place in Burlington, N.C. on Saturday, May 20 2017. Myers Park won 5-4.
Trice Pickens of Panther Creek hits a volley during the doubles match against Mark Dillon and Sam Dean of Myers Park. The Panther Creek Catamounts played the Myers Park Mustangs in a boys tennis match that took place in Burlington, N.C. on Saturday, May 20 2017. Myers Park won 5-4. newsobserver.com

There are 15 players on The News & Observer’s All-Metro boys tennis team, and almost all were one of the top four singles or doubles duos in their respective classifications.

The exception is Panther Creek’s Trice Pickens, who was the No. 1 seed on the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A dual-team runner-up.

Raleigh Charter’s Harrison Tseng and Joseph Fisher won the 1A doubles title, Wakefield’s Nico Grewe and Blake Carter won the 4A doubles title and Green Hope’s Ben Wayand was the 4A singles champion.

N&O All-Metro boys tennis team

Name, School

Yr.

Accomplishments

Chinna Baskaran, Raleigh Charter*

Sr.

1A singles runner-up

Harrison Tseng, Raleigh Charter*

Jr.

1A doubles champ.

Joseph Fisher, Raleigh Charter

Jr.

1A doubles champ.

Depei Yu, N.C. School of Science & Math

Sr.

2A singles runner-up.

Jason Wykoff, Carrboro*

Sr.

2A doubles runner-up.

Andre Javen, Carrboro

Jr.

2A doubles runner-up.

Sam DeAraujo, Goldsboro

Sr.

2A doubles semifinalist.

Xan Pate, Goldsboro

Sr.

2A doubles semifinalist.

Banks Evans, Clayton

Soph.

4A singles runner-up.

Ben Wayand, Green Hope

Sr.

4A singles champ.

Rohit Gohtkar, Green Hope

Sr.

4A doubles semifinalist.

Andre Staicu, Green Hope

Fr.

4A doubles semifinalist.

Nico Grewe, Wakefield*

Sr.

4A doubles champ.

Blake Carter, Wakefield*

Sr.

4A doubles champ.

Trice Pickens, Panther Creek*

Jr.

No. 1 seed for 4A runner-up.

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