Prep tennis one win away from championship

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The St. John’s Prep tennis team punched its ticket to the Division 1 championship game. The No. 1 Eagles beat No. 4 Lexington 4-1 on Monday evening. 

First singles John DeAngelis didn’t lose a game beating Ronak Wakhlu 6-0, 6-0. Second singles, Jack Prokopis, took care of his opponent, winning 6-2, 6-0. 

Luke Free and Darius Jin battled in the first set with Free picking up a tough 7-5 set win. Free made adjustments and figured out his opponent in the second set, winning 6-0 for the Eagles. 

First doubles Luke Prokopis and Boris Kouzminov showed their resiliency. The duo trailed after the first set 3-6, but regrouped and won the next two sets 6-1, 6-4 for the win. 

The second doubles team had a tough match losing to Lexington 3-6, 2-6. 

The Eagles are back in the championship game and will look to be crowned champions when they face the winner of No. 2 Concord-Carlisle and No. 6 Brookline.

  • Mark Aboyoun is a New Jersey born sports writer at The Daily Item. Aboyoun is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University ’18 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor at Western New England School of Law in 2021.

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