WEATHERFORD — The Brownwood High tennis team’s fall campaign reached its conclusion Tuesday as the District 5-4A runner-up Lions and Lady Lions were defeated by District 6-4A representative Iowa Park, 12-6, in bi-district playoff action.
“Iowa Park played well tonight so we would have needed to play pretty close to perfect to change the outcome, and we didn’t do that,” said Brownwood tennis head coach Mark Davis. “Our effort was there, we just had some lapses in execution.”
Brownwood won four girls singles matches, two girls doubles and one match was not completed.
Chalking up victories for the Lady Lions in singles competition were No. 1 Kendra Renfroe (4-6, 6-4, 11-9 over J. Hall), No. 2 Piper Barberie (6-1, 6-4 over S. Teague), No. 3 Mckinzie Adkins (6-3, 6-4 over S. Horton) and No. 5 Jordan Stavley (7-5, 6-0 over S. Sanders). No. 4 Cameron Hall did not finish her match, though she led 6-2, 5-5 when it was called.
In girls doubles action, the Lady Lions claimed victories at the No. 1 spot by Renfroe and Barberie (6-0, 6-0 over Teague and Sanders) and No. 2 Adkins and Hall (4-6, 6-3, 10-3 over Horton and Casey).
Coming up short on the girls side were the No. 3 doubles team of Stavley and Kaitlyn Welch (6-3, 6-4 loss to Tseng and Moon), and No. 6 Lillian Jonescue (6-1, 6-0 loss to Tseng) in singles play.
Competing for the Lions in singles action were No. 1 Jeremy Roberson (6-2, 6-1 loss to C. O’Conner), No. 2 Gabe Hinojosa (6-1, 6-2 loss to R. McIlroy), No. 3 Jimmy Kniss (6-3, 6-0 loss to K. Wells), No. 4 Mo Goff (6-0, 6-1 loss to J. Pruett), No. 5 Pablo Solis (5-7, 6-4, 10-7 loss to B. Green) and No. 6 Jose Lira (6-4, 6-3 loss to J.D. Bradshaw).
Doubles matches for the Lions featured the No. 1 team of Roberson and Michael Gomez (6-4, 6-0 loss to O’Conner and Wells), the No. 2 team of Hinojosa and Kniss (6-4, 6-0 loss to McIlroy and Pruett), and the No. 3 team of Goff and Tanner Scull (6-4, 6-2 loss to Bradshaw and S. Foster).
Brownwood also dropped the mixed doubles match as Jonescue and Cade Rector were upended by Hall and Witherspoon,6-2, 4-6, 10-5.
The Lions and Lady Lions finished the fall season with a 12-7 team record.
“We are very proud of the team for their hard work this fall,” Davis said. “We’re going to take a short break and then begin preparing for the spring season.”