The Brownwood High tennis team improved to 2-0 in District 5-4A action, and 11-5 overall, by notching an 18-1 home victory over Big Spring Thursday afternoon.
In a match originally slated to be played at Abilene Wylie, action was moved to Brownwood as rain stayed away for the most part locally during the afternoon hours.
“This was another really good match for us,” said Brownwood head coach Mark Davis. “Once again it wasn’t perfect but better play overall than last week against Snyder. The effort was there for both of our first district matches but our execution was better tonight.
“The Lions handled Big Spring about like the Lady Lions handled Snyder last week. The Lady Lions struggled a little bit more tonight particularly in the first sets at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. But all in all, it was a very good team effort.”
In boys action, singles victories for Brownwood belonged to No. 1 Jeremy Roberson (8-1), No. 2 Gabe Hinojosa (6-1, 6-4), No. 3 James Bautista (8-4), No. 4 Jimmy Kniss (8-0), No. 5 Mo Goff (8-1) and No. 6 Pablo Solis (8-1).
Claiming doubles wins for the Lions were the No. 1 duo of Roberson and Goff (6-0, 6-1), No. 2 Hinojosa and Kniss (6-2, 6-1) and No. 3 Batista and Tanner Scull (6-2, 6-3).
On the girls side, singles wins for the Lady Lions were earned by No. 1 Kendra Renfroe (8-1), No. 2 Piper Barberie (8-3), No. 3 Mckinzie Adkins (8-1), No. 4 Jordan Stavley (8-0) and No. 6 Kaylee Renfroe (8-4).
Notching girls doubles victories were Brownwood’s No. 1 tandem of Barberie and Kendra Renfroe (6-2, 6-2), No. 2 Adkins and Cameron Hall (7-5, 6-1) and No. 3 Stavley and Hannah Netherland (3-6, 6-4, 10-7).
Brownwood also collected the mixed doubles win, which belonged to Cade Rector and Lillian Jonescue (6-4, 6-4).
The Lions and Lady Lions venture to Sweetwater, which was defeated by Big Spring last week, next Thursday in the third of their four district matches.