The Brownwood High tennis team increased its win streak to seven consecutive matches as the Lions and Lady Lions improved to 10-1 overall in the fall campaign with a pair of home victories Saturday.
First, Brownwood slipped past San Angelo Lake View, 11-8, in one of its stiffest challenges to date. Then, the Lions and Lady Lions cruised past San Saba, 13-4, to reach double figures in victories just 11 matches into the campaign.
Brownwood’s lone defeat thus far came at the hands of Class 6A Odessa High, 10-4, in Killeen back on Aug. 11
On Saturday, the bulk of Brownwood’s victories against Lake View came on the boys side, where the Lions chalked up five singles wins and two more triumphs in doubles action.
Earning singles wins for the Lions were No. 1 Gabe Hinojosa (6-7 , 7-6 , 13-11 over Mendoza) — who improved to 9-0 in singles matches this year — No. 3 James Bautista (7-6 , 6-4 over Perez), No. 4 Cameron Smith (6-0, 6-3 over Casillas), No. 5 Oscar Ledezma (6-2, 6-2 over Johnson) and No. 5 Matthew Bundick (8-5 over Ybarra).
Collecting boys doubles victories were the No. 2 tandem of Bundick and Mo Goff (7-6 , 6-1 over Johnson and Casillas) and the No. 3 duo of Ledezma and Clark Delatorre (6-4, 3-6, 12-10 over Ybarra and Perez).
For the Lady Lions, No. 1 Piper Barberie (7-5, 6-4 over Capuchina) and No. 4 Aaliyah Uvalle (7-5, 6-3 over Rodriguez) in singles competition, and the No. 1 doubles team of Mckinzie Adkins and Hannah Netherland (0-6, 6-1, 10-8) netted victories.
The mixed doubles team of Hinojosa and Barberie (6-2, 6-0 over Flores and Price) also landed in the win column.
In the match against San Saba, the Lady Lions led the charge with six singles victories.
Notching wins for the girls were No. 1 Kaytlin Welch (by default over Angela), No. 2 Victoria Ramos (6-1, 7-5 over Olivia), No. 3 Samantha Ethridge (6-1, 6-0 over Esmeralda), No. 4 Netherland (6-0, 6-2 over Mia), No. 5 Lenzi Deluna (6-1, 6-1 over Brinlee) and No. 6 Sophie Roman (6-3, 6-4 over Hannah).
The Lady Lions also contributed a pair of doubles victories by the No. 2 team of Uvalle and Ethridge (6-2, 6-0 over Mia and Esmeralda) and the No. 3 duo of Netherland and Roman (6-2, 6-2 over Hannah and Brinlee).
On the boys side, singles wins were claimed by No. 3 Jacob Ethridge (0-1, ret. over Justin) and No. 4 Colton Varner (6-7, 6-4, 13-11 over Jackson).
The Lions No. 2 doubles team of Ethridge and Varner (6-2, 6-3) also picked up a victory, as did the mixed doubles tandem of Smith and Kaylee Renfroe (by default).
The Lions and Lady Lions will return to action at 4 p.m. Thursday when they host Lampasas. Brownwood will then venture to Sweetwater Saturday for a pair of neutral site matches against Big Spring at 10 a.m. and Snyder at 2 p.m.