The Brownwood High tennis team finished as the District 5-4A runner-up as reigning state champion Abilene Wylie dished out the only league for the Lions and Lady Lions, 19-0, in Thursday’s regular season finale.
The loss snapped a three-match win streak for Brownwood, which finished the regular season with a 12-6 record and 3-1 mark against district foes.
"We gave Wylie everything we had tonight and I believe we made them work for it," said Brownwood tennis head coach Mark Davis. "Our kids had good attitudes, they stayed after it and fought for it. It will be difficult for anyone in the state to handle Wylie, they're pretty solid."
In girls action, competing in singles matches were No. 1 Kendra Renfroe (6-1, 6-2 loss to Hathorn), No. 2 Piper Barberie (6-2, 6-2 loss to Elias), No. 3 Mckinzie Adkins (6-3, 6-0 loss to Patel), No. 4 Cameron Hall (6-1, 6-3 loss to Schroeder), No. 5 Jordan Stavley (8-2 loss to Andrews) and No. 6 Lillian Jonescue (8-1 loss to Parker).
Playing in doubles matches for the Lady Lions were No. 1 Renfroe and Barberie (6-1, 6-2 loss to Elias and Hathorn), No. 2 Adkins and Hall (6-0, 6-2 loss to Patel and Alford) and No. 3 Stavley and Kaitlyn Welch (6-1, 6-0 loss to Andrews and Schroeder).
The Lions’ singles line up consisted of No. 1 Jeremy Roberson (6-0, 6-0 loss to Adkins), No. 2 Gabe Hinojosa (6-2, 6-1 loss to Williford), No. 3 James Bautista (6-0, 6-0 loss to McCurley), No. 4 Jimmy Kniss (6-0, 6-0 loss to Cole), No. 5 Mo Goff (8-0 loss to Holmes) and No. 6 Pablo Solis (8-0 loss to Edwards).
Taking part in doubles competition for the Lions were No. 1 Roberson and Michael Gomez (6-0, 6-0 loss to Adkins and Williford), No. 2 Hinojosa and Kniss (6-0, 6-1 loss to McCurley and Edwards), and No. 3 Goff and Tanner Scull (6-3, 6-0 over Byington and Holmes).
Brownwood also came up short in the mixed doubles match as Jonescue and Cade Rector fell to McMillan and Cole (6-1, 6-0).
Next on Brownwood’s schedule is a bi-district playoff match against Iowa Park at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Weatherford.
"I look forward to our match with Iowa Park," Davis said. "We are confident we can win that match, and this tough match against Wylie helped us prepare."