Goldsboro put up a strong fight in singles and doubles during its 5-4 loss to North Johnston in Neuse Six 2A Conference play on Thursday afternoon at Herman Park.
The Cougars’ Mills Hancock pulled out an 8-8 (7-3) win at No. 1 singles. Teammate Adrianna Davis rolled to an 8-3 victory in the No. 2 slot.
Goldsboro also won the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches, but the Panthers managed to hold off the Cougars.
Goldsboro(4-4 overall) hosts Spring Creek for a doubleheader on Tuesday.