Lady Lions lead charge with seven victories

SAN ANGELO — The Brownwood High tennis team kicked off the 2017-18 sports season with a 14-5 road victory over San Angelo Lake View Friday afternoon.

The Lady Lions won seven of their nine matches — five in singles action and a pair of doubles — while the Lions chalked up six victories. Brownwood was also triumphant in the mixed doubles contest.

“Other than a sketchy start in some of the doubles matches this was a very good overall performance by the entire team,” said Brownwood tennis head coach Mark Davis. “We also played several sub-varsity matches and several of the underclassmen, including four freshman girls and three freshman guys, demonstrated they're ready to go. I'm looking forward to seeing how they do next week.”

Collecting singles wins for the Lady Lions were No. 1 Kendra Renfroe (8-4 over Victoria Hernandez), No. 2 Piper Barberie (8-2 over Alayshia Cappachina), No. 4 Mckinzie Adkins (8-4 over Shaye Price), No. 5 Cameron Hall (8-3 over Krystal Rodriquez) and No. 6 Samantha Ethridge (8-1 over Hailey Torrez).

Notching victories in singles competition for the Lions were No. 1 Jeremy Roberson (8-4 over Francisco Mendoza), No. 2 Gabe Hinojosa (8-1 over Tristen Spencer), No. 4 Pablo Solis (8-3 over Toby Carpenter), No. 5 Michael Gomez (8-6 over Tyler Long) and No. 6 Cameron Smith (8-1 over Jeremy Ybarra).

Doubles victories for the Lady Lions were claimed by the No. 1 tandem of Renfroe and Barberie (8-2 over Cappachina and Emily Hahn) and the No. 3 duo of Ethridge and Jordan Stavely (8-0 over Rodriquez and Torrez).

The Lions doubles win belonged to the No. 3 team of Solis and Jayden Simental (8-3 over Long and Tribble).

In mixed doubles action, Brownwood's Smith and Haley Locker posted an 8-6 win over Ybarra and Goetz.

“We were a little sluggish at the beginning in doubles and could not catch up in a couple of those matches before they were over,” Davis said. “Kendra and Piper dominated quickly in both their doubles and singles matches. Jeremy and Gabe struggled early in doubles but they both regrouped and came back and took care of their singles matches.”

Brownwood (1-0) will be back in action at 4 p.m. Tuesday when it hosts Graham in the home opener. Killeen then visits for a 4 p.m. Wednesday match.