Playing four Class 6A programs in a two-day span, the Brownwood High tennis team collected three victories to run its record to 4-1 after the initial week of the season.
After a season-opening home shutout of Sweetwater on Wednesday, Brownwood followed with road victories over Killeen High, 16-3, and Harker Heights, 12-7, on Friday. On Saturday, the Lions and Lady Lions were dealt their first loss by Odessa High, 10-4, only to rebound with a 18-1 triumph over Killeen Ellison.
“We went 3-1 over the weekend and picked up a good win against Harker Heights,” said Brownwood High first-year tennis coach Crystal Blazek. “We continued to see improvement so overall it was a pretty good weekend.”
In the win over Killeen High, the Lions swept all nine of their matches, while the Lady Lions chipped in six wins.
Singles wins on the boys side belonged to No. 1 Gabe Hinojosa (8-3 over Ramos), No. 2 Mo Goff (8-1 over Silva), No. 3 James Bautista (8-6 over Gill), No. 4 Cameron Smith (8-3 over Rice), No. 5 Jadyn Simental (8-3 over Joseph) and No. 6 Alex Smith (8-0 over Anthony).
Lion tandems earning victories were the No. 1 team of Hinojosa and Cameron Smith (8-5 over Ramos and Silva), the No. 2 duo of Goff and Matthew Bundick (8-6 over Gill and Rice) and the No. 3 pairing of Oscar Ledezma and Clark Delatorre (8-0 over Joseph and Anthony).
The Lady Lions swept all three of their doubles matches as wins were collected by the No. 1 team of Piper Barberie and Mckinzie Adkins (8-2 over Ramirez and Habtiah), No. 2 Kaytlin Welch and Hannah Netherland (8-4 over Ghee and Messarrachio) and No. 3 Lillian Jonescue and Aaliyah Uvalle (8-2 over Cannon and Rivera).
Picking up girls singles victories were No. 3 Welch (8-6 over Cannon), No. 4 Adkins (8-2 over Ghee) and No. 6 Kaylee Renfroe (8-0 over LaPortia).
Brownwood also won the mixed doubles match as Bautista and Victoria Ramos downed Cannon and Ramos.
In the triumph over Harker Heights, seven wins were earned on the boys side while the girls collected five victories.
The Lions won all three doubles matches — No. 1 Hinojosa and Smith (8-2 over Boehm and Dalman), No. 2 Goff and Bundick (8-2 over Bailey and Flint) and No. 3 Ledezma and Delatorre (8-0 over Austin and Connes).
Lions tallying singles victories were No. 1 Hinojosa (8-2 over Boehm), No. 4 Cameron Smith (8-3 over Bailey), No. 5 Ledezma (8-6 over Flint) and No. 6 Bundick (8-0 over Austin).
Lady Lion singles wins were notched by No. 4 Adkins (8-1 over O.Bryant), No. 5 Uvalle (8-6 over Govan) and No. 6 Renfroe (9-7).
The No. 1 team of Barberie and Adkins (8-5 over Eneli and Walker) and the No. 3 tandem of Uvalle and Jonescue (8-5 over O' Bryant and Govan) tallied girls doubles wins.
Saturday's victory over Ellison, girls singles victories were claimed by No. 1 Barberie (8-1 over Carolyn Orona), No. 2 Jonescue (8-1 over Zaviana Brown), No. 3 Sam Ethridge (8-2 over Natalie Penvan), No. 4 Adkins (8-1 over Eva Montgomery), No. 5 Renfroe (8-4 over Courtnie Edward) and No. 6 Netherland (8-2 over Aliana Runyon).
Doubles win for the Lady Lions were earned by the No. 1 tandem of Barberie and Welch (6-2, 6-0 over Orona and Brown), No. 2 Adkins and Uvalle (6-0, 6-0 over Penvan and Montgomery) and No. 3 Renfroe and Jonescue (6-1, 6-1 over Edward and Runyan).
On the boys side, doubles victories were collected by No. 1 Goff and Hinojosa (6-0, 6-0 over Emilio Cosme and Isaac Comacho), No. 2 Tanner Scull and Bundick (6-3, 6-0 over Tim Allen and Richard Gutierrez) and No. 3 Delatorre and Ledezma by default.
Boys singles wins belonged to No. 1 Cameron Smith (8-3 over Cosme), No. 2 Ledezma (8-4 over Camacho), No. 4 Colton Varner (8-2 over Guiterrez), No. 5 Delatorre (8-1 over Javier Hernandez) and No. 6 Bundick by default.
In the loss to Odessa, Brownwood picked up wins by Hinojosa at the No. 1 boys singles spot (8-3 over Diaz), Barberie at the No. 1 girls singles spot (8-4 0ver Quezada), Jonescue and Uvalle at the No. 3 girls doubles spot (8-3 over Moreno and Thompson) and Bautista and Ramos in mixed doubles (8-8 [11-9] over Alvarado and Elizondo).
Brownwood (4-1) will be back in action Tuesday against Iowa Park in Mineral Wells.