ABILENE — The Brownwood High tennis team finished with a pair of bronze medal efforts and one fourth-place performance as the two-day District 5-4A tennis tournament concluded at Hardin-Simmons University Thursday.
In mixed doubles competition, Brownwood’s Jeremy Roberson and Mckenzie Adkins teamed up for a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Sweetwater’s Hartman-Marllett duo, but there was no playback match, which would have given the Brownwood tandem a chance to play for second place and a berth in the Region I-4A tournament.
The Lady Lions doubles team of Piper Barberie and Kendra Renfroe experienced the same result, knocking off Big Spring’s Medina-Salazar duo for third place, but no playback awaited the Brownwood tandem.
In boys singles action, Lion Matthew Thompson finished fourth as he dropped his third-place match to Andrew Zhang of Abilene Wylie, 6-0, 6-0.
During the opening day of the tournament on Wednesday, the No. 2-seeded mixed doubles team of Roberson and Adkins opened with a straight-set victory over the Big Spring tandem of Hernandez-Urias, but dropped a two-set match to Wylie’s team of McCurley-McMillan, the No. 3 seed.
The No. 2-seeded girls doubles team of Barberie and Renfroe received a first-round bye then knocked off the Cantu-Salazar duo from Big Spring before suffering a straight-set loss to the Abilene Wylie tandem of Schroeder-Andrews.
In boys singles action, the No. 3 seed Thompson came off a first-round bye to take down Big Spring’s Blade Franks. Thompson then fell to Wylie’s Carson Cole.
In other Brownwood action Wednesday, James Bautista won his first-round boys singles match over Sweetwater’s Isaiah Pena before being defeated by Snyder’s Trace Chapman.
In girls singles action, Jordan Stavely won her opening match over Sweetwater’s Victoria Pena before falling, while Samantha Ethridge fell to Wylie’s Shruti Patel after a first-round bye.
Maritza Pargas and Cameron Hall received a first-round bye in girls doubles but were ousted by Medina and Salazar in their first match.
Meanwhile, Cade Rector and Cameron Smith and Josh Dean and Gabe Hinojosa both dropped their first-round boys doubles matches.
Also, the mixed doubles team of Kayleigh George and Pablo Solis were downed in the opening round by Lin and Smyser.