The Howard Payne tennis teams began the spring with three victories in four matches Friday and Saturday.
The Lady Jackets defeated LeTourneau, 7-2, and East Texas Baptist, 8-1, while the Yellow Jackets edged ETBU, 5-4, after falling to LeTourneau, 9-0 — all at home.
Picking up singles wins for the Lady Jackets against LeTourneau were Whitney Turnacliff, Samantha Guerrero, Larissa Lynskey, Kaila Martin and Cathryn Rasbury.
Doubles wins went to Turnacliff and Lynskey and Martin and Andrea Leonard.
Against ETBU, victories belonged to Turnacliff, Guerrero, Lynskey, Martin and Joan Burks in singles action, along with the doubles teams of Burks and Guerrero, Turnacliff and Lynskey and Martin and Leonard.
In the Yellow Jackets’ victory, doubles wins were claimed by Luis Vallecillo and Jeremy Rodriguez, Will Thomas and Andrew Harding and Jacob Carrillo and Nolan Ethridge.
Tallying singles wins were Rodriguez and Ethridge.