Newton-Conover's Brann Reid repeats as Class 2A individual tennis champion

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From staff reports
From staff reports

CARY -- Newton-Conover sophomore Brann Reid defeated North Carolina Science and Math's Josh Abrams 6-2, 6-2 to win his second consecutive NCHSAA Class 2A individual tennis state championship in Cary, North Carolina on Saturday.

Reid won his first state title as a freshman in 2017. A year ago, Reid downed Depei Yu of Science and Math 6-3, 6-2 to become the Red Devils’ first state singles champion since Brian Riley in 1986 according to HobbsDailyReport.com.

The Red Devils sophomore defeated Lexington's Andy Casados 6-0, 6-2 in Friday's opening round before beating South Columbus' Griffin Hanna 6-1, 6-0. He defeated Lexington's Seth Worley 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the finals.

Maiden's Luke Laney defeated Forest Hill's Tyler Mills 6-4, 6-0 in the opening round of the playoffs. Laney was knocked out the quarterfinal round with as NCSSM's Josh Abrams won 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6-3).

Salisbury's Jandor Rodas-Palacios defeated Maiden's Patrick Lictenwalner 6-3, 6-0.

First Round
Lucieyn Stein (First Flight) def. Brett Clayton (South Granville) 6-0, 6-2
Jandor Rodas-Palacios (Salisbury) def. Patrick Lichtenwalner (Maiden) 6-3, 6-0
Josh Abrams (NCSSM) def. Carson Schmitt (Richlands) 6-0, 6-2
Luke Laney (Maiden) def. Tyler Mills (Forest Hills) 6-4, 6-0
Brann Reid (Newton-Conover) def. Andy Casados (Lexington) 6-0, 6-2
Griffin Hanna (South Columbus) def. Cameron Johnson (Nash Central) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
Seth Worley (Lexington) def. Chase Hines (East Lincoln) 6-2, 6-2
Cal Baruch (Carrboro) def. Cooper Brewen (Clinton) 7-5, 6-1
Quarterfinals
Lucieyn Stein (First Flight) def. Jandor Rodas-Palacios (Salisbury) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
Josh Abrams (NCSSM) def. Luke Laney (Maiden) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Brann Reid (Newton-Conover) def. Griffin Hanna (South Columbus) 6-1, 6-0
Seth Worley (Lexington) def. Cal Baruch (Carrboro) 6-2, 6-0
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Semifinals
Lucieyn Stein (First Flight) vs. Josh Abrams (NCSSM)
Brann Reid (Newton-Conover) vs. Seth Worley (Lexington)

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