ABILENE – The Brownwood High tennis team earned four bronze medals at the District 5-4A tennis tournament, which was held at Hardin-Simmons University Wednesday and Thursday.
In boys singles competition, Gabe Hinojosa, after a bye, defeated Matthew Sharp of Snyder, 6-0, 6-1, then lost to Lane Adkins of Wylie, 6-0, 6-0. In the third-place match, Hinojosa defeated Jordan McNair of Wylie, 6-4, 1-6, 6-0, which forced a playback match against Trace Chapman of Snyder for second-place and a regional tournament berth. However, Chapman came out on top, 6-3, 6-2.
Kendra Renfroe, in girls singles action, brought home a bronze medal with a 7-6, 6-1 victory over Big Spring's Robbie Downing. To reach the third-place match, Renfroe, after an opening bye, defeated Zaylie Sanchez of Snyder, 6-1, 6-2, then lost to Trinity Miller of Wylie, 6-4, 6-1.
In mixed doubles, Jeremy Roberson and Piper Barberie topped Brownwood teammates Cade Rector and Kayleigh George for third place. To reach the third-place match, Roberson and Barberie won 6-1 over Mojica and Hewitt of Big Spring, then lost 6-3, 6-1 to Alford and Zhang of Wylie. Meanwhile, Rector and 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 teammates Michael Gomez and Jose Lira, 6-2, 6-0 to finish in third place. To reach the third-place match, Scull and 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, Gomez and 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.
Also in boys singles, Mo Goff defeated Calen Hughes of Sweetwater, 6-2, 6-4, then lost to McNair of Abilene Wylie, 6-3, 6-4.
In girls singles, Kaitlyn Welch defeated Abbey Stephens of Snyder, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, then lost to 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.