THIS SENTENCE/PARAGRAPH GETS the idea across, but a small edit would make it better.
At No. 1, Shabaz whipped John-Patrick Smith, who came in ranked second nationally, 6-4, 6-4.
You could change that to this:
At No. 1, Shabaz captured a 6-4, 6-4 win over John-Patrick Smith, who came in ranked second nationally.That way, you're not separating Shabaz from the score of his victory.
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