Lions, Lady Lions team up for 17-2 victory in home opener, host Killeen High at 4 p.m. Wednesday

The Brownwood High tennis team is off to a 2-0 start to the season after notching a 17-2 victory over Graham in Tuesday’s home opener. The win came on the heels of a 14-5 team triumph at San Angelo Lake View Friday.

“It was a solid win for us, but Graham has a real young team so it wasn’t a big test for us,” said Brownwood tennis head coach Mark Davis. “We handled them in doubles pretty easily so we were able to pull several of our starters to start the singles, and that allowed us to play several of our younger kids.

“I’m getting more and more fired up about the way our underclassmen look. There could be a few of them that make the difference down the line.”

Both the Lions and Lady Lions swept all three doubles matches, while the mixed doubles tandem of Cade Rector and Maritza Pargas added an 8-5 victory over the Rice-Winder duo from Graham.

Notching doubles wins for the Lions were the No. 1 team of Jeremy Roberson and Gabe Hinojosa (8-3 over Reger-Gonzales), the No. 2 tandem of Pablo Solis and Cameron Smith (8-5 over Stevens-Mendoza) and the No. 3 duo of James Bautista and Michael Gomez (8-1 over Westerman-Gates).

The Lady Lions’ doubles victories belonged to No. 1 duo Kendra Renfroe and Piper Barberie (8-1 over Miller-Armstrong), the No. 2 team of Samantha Ethridge and Jordan Stavely (8-2 over Gutierrez-Arrendondo) and the No. 3 tandem of Mckinzie Adkins and Cameron Hall (8-2 over Garcia-McShan).

The Lions and Lady Lions also collected wins in five of six singles matches.

On the girls side, No. 1 Renfroe (8-2 over Widner), No. 2 Barberie (8-0 over Miller), No. 4 Adkins (8-0 over Gutierrez). No. 5 Hall (8-4 over Garcia) and No. 6 Ethridge (8-3 over Arrendondo) were all victorious.

Securing wins in boys action were No. 1 Roberson (8-2 over Reger), No. 2 Hinojosa (8-4 over Stevens), No. 3 Bautista (8-6 over Rice), No. 4 Smith (8-7 over Gonzalez) and No. 6 Matthew Bundick (8-3 over Gates).

The Lions and Lady Lions are back in action at 4 p.m. today as they welcome Killeen High.