Panther netters tied for 3rd in state fianls

Published 5:00 am Friday, May 12, 2006

The Brookhaven High Panther tennis team finished tied for thirdwith Laurel in the state tournament with 7 team points apiece.Taking first place was Ridgeland with 11 points followed by Oxfordwith 9.

The Panthers won all their opening round matches for 1 pointeach player.

Brookhaven’s boys doubles team of Elliott Warren and Mason Dixonand girls doubles duo of Rachel Montalvo and Lydia Warren advancedthe farthest, making it to the semifinals.

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Brookhaven members advancing to the quarterfinals were LK Kelly,boys singles; Hannah Driskell, girls singles; Lydia Warren andRachel Montalvo, girls doubles and G’Rae Rainer and Scott Warnock,mixed doubles.

The Brookhaven team is coached by David Misner.

Winning every opening match, bhs got a point from every memberon the squad. Boys and girls doubles went on to post victories inthe next round before being eliminated in the semis, each by the #1seed.