ABILENE - Six Brownwood entries into the District 5-4A tennis tournament will compete in third-place matches, and could have the opportunity to compete in playback matches for second-place and a regional berth, during Thursday's second day of action at Hardin-Simmons University.
In Wednesday's initial day of competition, the Lions doubles teams and Brownwood's mixed teams earned third-place matches against themsevles.
In mixed doubles, Jeremy Roberson and Piper Barberie won 6-1 over Mojica and Hewitt of Big Spring, then lost 6-3, 6-1 to Alford and Zhang of Wylie. Meanwhile, Cade Rector and Kayleigh George won 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6) over Hernandez and Gomez of Big Spring, then lost 6-0, 6-0 to Hathorn and Williford of Wylie.
In boys doubles, Tanner Scull and Pablo Solis defeated Urias and Rios of Big Spring, 6-1, 6-3, then lost to McCurley and Edwards of Wylie, 6-0, 6-1. Meanwhile, Michael Gomez and Jose Lira defeated Pena and Berry of Sweetwater, 7-5, 7-6 (7-2), then lost to Holmes and Byington of Wylie, 6-0, 6-1.
Gabe Hinojosa, in boys singles, will also play for third place as, after a bye, he defeated Matthew Sharp of Snyder, 6-0, 6-1, then lost to Lane Adkins of Wylie, 6-0, 6-0. Also in boys singles, Mo Goff defeated Calen Hughes of Sweetwater, 6-2, 6-4, then lost to Jordan McNair of Abilene Wylie, 6-3, 6-4.
Kendra Renfroe, in girls singles, is also in a third-place match as, after an opening bye, she defeated Zaylie Sanchez of Snyder, 6-1, 6-2, then lost to Trinity Miller of Wylie, 6-4, 6-1. Also in girls singles, Kaitlyn Welch defeated Abbey Stephens of Snyder, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, then lost to Robbie Downing of Big Spring, 6-3, 6-1.
In girls doubles, Jordan Stavely and Sam Ethridge defeated Marlett and Torres of Sweetwater, then lost to Salazar and Medina of Big Spring. Also, Cameron Hall and Mckinzie Adkins received a bye, then lost to Flores and Luecke of Snyder, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3.